Ireland: The Epicurean Secret and Ballymaloe

When my annual Motivational Interviewing conference was scheduled to be in Ireland this year I was game to go. Stay in a Castle?  I’m IN. Driving on the wrong side of the road?  No problem. Seeing beautiful lush countryside all around versus the brown flats of the grey concrete of Los Angeles – even better. […]

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The End of Alzheimer’s:  The Bredesen Protocol

End Alzheimer’s? Reverse cognitive decline?  Dale Bredesen’s new book The End of Alzheimer’s was published just 2 weeks ago and I finished reading it this weekend.  I’ll start by stating it is impossible to summarize all the important information in this book so if interested it’s well worth the read. Dr. Bredesen meticulously outlines the […]

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What the Health?

After multiple patients and colleagues asked me to weigh in on the new documentary “What the Health?” I felt compelled to watch and give a review. Knowing it was pro-vegan I was reluctant but thought I would do so with an open mind. Filmmaker Kip Anderson goes though the evils of meat and dairy quoting […]

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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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