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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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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M3: MI, Macrobiotics and Maine

I went on a journey across the country to Portland Maine this past week to work with a senior trainer in Motivational Interviewing Stephen Andrew, the “trainer of trainers” for 3 wonderful life-changing days. Stephen is the head of HETI, the Health, Education and Training Institute and extremely generous with his time and talents. Motivational […]

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Flax or Chia?

Remember those commercials about how a chia pet would enhance your life?  While there has never been a flax pet, which seed is most beneficial for your health? If you could only choose one“super” seed which would it be? While both seeds are packed with nutrition, one is more nutrient-dense than the other. Following are 3 important comparisons: […]

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3 Reasons To Convert To Dark Chocolate

I am asked this question at least three times per week:  “Why exactly do I have to eat dark chocolate over milk chocolate?” To be honest most of my life I only ate milk chocolate.  My Mother would buy my sister and I See’s milk chocolate bells at the holidays and milk chocolate eggs in the springtime.  […]

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Is Juicing Healthy and Good for You?

I must hear this question at least 3 times a week and tonight Cousin Cam from Canada emailed me asking “is juicing healthy?” so I thought it time for a blog. Simply put – NO! Whole fruits and vegetables are healthy – they provide fiber, vitamins, minerals and nutrients called phytochemicals, which cannot be duplicated […]

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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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Egg Yolks as Bad as Smoking – Really?

This week’s study published in the journal Atherosclerosis comparing eggs yolks to smoking was disturbing and I received a plethora of emails and calls from patients afraid to eat their morning breakfast. I had to carefully read the study to see how the researchers came up with this information.  The study looked at the size […]

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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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The Veggie Grill

A few months back this restaurant opened up near the office.  A few clients had asked me about it but I never had a chance to try it till today.  I asked our office staff to join me to get a flavor of their food and choices.  It was the perfect opportunity to have a […]

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