Surprise Travels to India

A trip to India was not a bucket list item for me so when the opportunity arose to travel there I was a bit ambivalent about a journey to the other side of the world.  The jet lag, travel VISAs, shots and possible illness were not high on my priority list. At some point I […]

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The Human iPHONE

When you look at your phone and a window pops up that says low battery – 10% of battery remaining – most of us feel a little panic and find a charger immediately. Thoughts may run through your head such as “what if my phone dies? How will I get home? Send emails? Play candy […]

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Zero Calorie Brownies?

Wouldn’t it be great if this brownie actually existed? We all know a zero calorie brownie would taste like cardboard so let’s get real about the meaning of calories. What do those calories actually provide? Is it really about calories or the nutritional content in those calories? Society has created a stigma that calories equal […]

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Gluten Sensitivity: My Experience of Discrimination

About a year and a half ago I went on a gluten-free diet. I did this reluctantly since cutting out gluten is a major commitment and can be more than challenging in many situations. As a result of the diet change the arthritis in my hands stopped progressing, which was extremely helpful in being able […]

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A Few New Food Finds…

Finding a new food product to try is like the adult equivalent to trick or treating. Real whole foods never go out of style but we are constantly tempted with new products that line the shelves of grocery stores. It has been some time since I have shared my finds so here they are…. Tekola […]

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Gluten-Free and Me

Quite some time ago one of my health practitioners mentioned he thought I might be gluten-sensitive.  I politely listened and filed his recommendation in the back of my mind.  Being gluten-sensitive was not information I wanted to hear since I knew what was involved in following the diet. And besides, I rarely ate gluten since […]

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Shopping at More than One Grocery Store

A frequent topic of conversation with my clients each week is the multiple of different grocery stores one has to visit each week to purchase healthy food items in Los Angeles.  We go to one store for produce (or the Farmer’s market), another store for fish, another for cheese and organic dairy and another for […]

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Eating My Way Through the Garden State

Many of you know my roots started in New Jersey.  This past weekend I went to visit my 92 year old grandmother for Mother’s day as you never know when it will be your last with your only remaining grandparent. I was able to more clearly see how moving to California and my current profession […]

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A Few More New Product Finds…

Last week I gave you some new finds from the Natural Foods Expo but I had a few more companies I was already familiar with but wanted to share their new products, which are worth you knowing about. Sweet Ella Peanut Butter – I’ve been recommending Koeze’sCrème Nut Peanut butter for a while but this new one is beyond […]

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What about those “Baby” Carrots?

I have a routine on Saturday mornings and that includes walking to the Santa Monica Cloverfield/Pico Farmer’s market. My first stop is to see Dolores who sells the most amazing carrots.  For $2.00 I buy a large bunch of different size carrots that lasts me for lunches for the week. I only recently started liking […]

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