Year End Reflections and Moving Into the Future: Loss, Challenges and Hope for 2013

This year was one of big changes for me and challenges with loss, as I know is common with many of my readers. After losing my beloved cat George of 18 years we decided to move into being Puppy Parents with Perry, who has been more than challenging if you’ve ever had or heard the […]

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Simply Soup

As we get into the cold and holiday season soup is always a favorite.  But is it really healthy? Many soups you eat at restaurants or as take-out at the grocery store contain broth which contains MSG, high levels of sodium and other additives and ingredients that are less than desirable. So how can one […]

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Is plain just out of fashion? Bumping up Nutrition in Nashville…

I was in Nashville the last 2 days speaking at a conference for diabetes educators.  Since there were no grocery store in sight and I was short on time I opted to eat at the small hotel restaurant. Not having time for eggs I asked for plain cottage cheese or yogurt with fruit on the […]

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We want Sweeter…but what foods are Sweet for the Body and Health?

Last week I wrote about my trip to Beef country and something a Farmer said got me thinking:  cows prefer eating corn over grass. Well of course they do! Most people prefer sweet over sour, chocolate over vegetables and bread over salad.  Even newborn babies want sugar water over sour. So why would cows be […]

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Vacation, Food and Challenges

I hardly ever go on vacation.  So when I heard the Motivational Interviewing Conference this year was in Venice, Italia I jumped on registering and decided to add amother week for fun and research. Italy is having a “Indian Summer’ as they call it so it is hot, muggy and challenging to walk around.  My […]

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Vacation Eats?

What do I take on vacation to help with staying on track? This is one question I frequently get asked by clients in anticipation of an upcoming trip. There are limits to what you can bring due to lack of refrigeration but there are some things you can take with you AND some ways you […]

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Moms’ and our Relationship to Food

As I was contemplating Mother’s Day, and all the things Mother’s do for us, one of the most important is forming our first memories of food. From the womb, to the bottle or breast and finally to the table Mothers help form our relationship with food. Whether good or bad they have the most influential […]

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Natural Foods Expo West 2012

The Naturals Foods Expo West is always an interesting show to attend – a “Disneyland” of new “organic processed junk food” as one colleague I follow on twitter so appropriately stated.  However, amidst the 22,000 people who attend with more than 1500 exhibitors there are some finds in this needle stack of products.  I go […]

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Boulettes Larder at the Ferry Building

This past weekend I was in San Francisco for my annual diabetes conference and was beyond excited to go back to my most favorite restaurant of all time – Boulettes Larder.  I do a fair number of restaurant reviews for “clean eating” restaurants but never have I found such amazing flavorful, sustainable food within a […]

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Clean Indian Food in Santa Monica

Jeffrey and I wanted to celebrate finding a new puppy today and go out for a pre Valentines dinner since the cost and going out that night is prohibitive.  We were running some errands near Main Street and the sign for Dhaba caught Jeffrey’s eye. “I really feel like Indian food.”  I previously blogged about […]

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