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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Dressing up your Salad

Many ask “am I allowed to have salad dressing?”  It’s interesting how the “fat-free” era is in many people’s minds. What they don’t realize is that the nutrients and antioxidants in salad and vegetables need some healthy fats to be absorbed and that has been known for over a decade. Here’s a tasty dressing from […]

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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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Nearly Naked Foods

With so many food terms thrown around such as “raw,” “naked,” and “clean” eating how does one stay centered and know how to navigate with our ever-changing food supply? Sometimes the simplest way to eat healthfully is eating “nearly naked foods.” What does nearly naked foods look like? How can we keep our meals simple […]

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Silent Disruptors of Metabolism and Health

You’ve heard is a zillion times – just exercise and eat less. If it were JUST that simple life would be easy in terms of weight and health. This last week I heard an amazing talk called “Health and the Environment” by Tieraona Low Dog, MD, who is the Director of Fellowship for the Arizona […]

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Drinking Flame Retardant? The Story on Brominated vegetable oil (BVO)

This week there was an interesting article in the New York Times regarding a savvy teenager who goggled an unrecognizable ingredient in the bottle of Gatorade she was drinking:  brominated vegetable oil. After reading a long list of side effects from BVO including neurological disorders and alteration of thyroid hormones, Sarah Kavanagh started a nonprofit […]

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Setbacks on your Nutrition Program

As I was leaving the library yesterday I started thinking of what happens when we are stressed, panicked and revert to old patterns of behavior. Two years ago I made the decision to not buy books unless it was a reference book for the office that I would need to constantly refer to.  I decided […]

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