Coffee: The Lesser of Two Evils?

The kids kept you up half the night, you had to get up early for a conference call and it’s only 11 am and you’re wondering how you are going to make it through the day. You’ve already had 2 cups of coffee and you meander over to the break room wondering if you should […]

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New and Old Finds at the Natural Foods Expo West 2016

I continue to have a love/hate relationship with the Natural Foods Expo. Being the largest food show in the world with 350,000 square feet of exhibitor space, close to 3000 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees it is more than challenging to navigate the crowds not to mention having to arrive 2 hours before the doors open […]

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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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Winning the Food Lotto at the Natural Foods Expo?

I have mixed feelings going to the Natural Foods Expo each year. I’ve attended for almost 20 years and the increased crowds make it feel like an endless line at Disneyland. However, the thrill of tasting some new food product and the desire to see what’s new and hip in the “Natural Foods” world wins […]

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A Few New Finds…

Every few months I like to share some new and fun things I’ve found to help your journey along the health path so here we go. Essential Oils No, these are not oils that you eat but rather use to help various symptoms you may be having. I heard about a company called doTerra that […]

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A Healthy Baker’s Dozen – Susan Dopart’s Gluten-Free Flour Mixture Tutorial

  Ciara Christine shows how to measure gluten-free flours for A Healthy Baker’s Dozen by the Doctor’s Dietitian  

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3 Reasons to Change your Popcorn Snack: It’s Not Just about the Carbs

I’ll just say it – I’m not a big fan of popcorn.  I never understood the taste of chomping on something so bland and the “additives” of what makes popcorn more interesting did not go in the direction of health. We know popcorn is a high carbohydrate snack but there are a few other things […]

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New and Healthy Food Finds at the Natural Foods Expo West

I have a love-hate relationship with the Natural Foods Expo West that takes place in Anaheim each year. I love to go and find out what companies are up to with their products, how they interact with consumers, and how their products actually taste before I buy and/or recommend them. On the other hand, navigating through the […]

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Wheat and Insulin Resistance: What’s the Connection?

My recent trip to Europe for a diabetes conference made me once again think about the issue of wheat. The fat-free era encouraged lots of grains, which was further promoted by the now obsolete Food Guide Pyramid, which recommended 6-10 servings of grains. It seems like we are now in an era of each person trying to […]

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Lunching for Longevity: Anti-Inflammatory Eating

If I asked you whether you would want to live longer and avoid serious health issues, I’m pretty sure you’d answer with an unequivocal “Yes!” Advertisements are plentiful for all kinds of products and supplements that purport to improve longevity or fend off disease. What may be harder to find, however, are ways you can […]

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