Eggs, Easter and Spring Eating

Although it’s nearly fall and Easter is months away we are working on a new cookbook and testing recipes for each season. This past weekend we tested egg recipes that work for Easter brunch and any time of year you want a variation on eggs. This recipe is delicious and can be used for company, […]

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Change your Metabolism: Balancing Gut Hormones, Food Timing, and Sleep

Venturing to Vancouver and attending the International Congress on Obesity I had no idea what the research would indicate. Would it be the same old messages of “calories in equals out,” “just move more,” “and “cut down on fat intake.” It turns out this conference gave great detail to the complexity of obesity, weight challenges […]

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The Human iPHONE

When you look at your phone and a window pops up that says low battery – 10% of battery remaining – most of us feel a little panic and find a charger immediately. Thoughts may run through your head such as “what if my phone dies? How will I get home? Send emails? Play candy […]

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Zero Calorie Brownies?

Wouldn’t it be great if this brownie actually existed? We all know a zero calorie brownie would taste like cardboard so let’s get real about the meaning of calories. What do those calories actually provide? Is it really about calories or the nutritional content in those calories? Society has created a stigma that calories equal […]

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Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper?

Growing up I would hear my grandmother Josefina’s voice stating this slogan: eat breakfast like king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. I didn’t think much about it till I started learning more about nutrition. Was this slogan simply another dieting myth or an anecdote that gets passed on through generations? As […]

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Protein: Playing a Part in your PCOS

You are diagnosed with PCOS and hear you have trouble metabolizing carbohydrates and need more protein. You’re vegetarian so you’re wondering how that is even possible. Although you may like protein, your body is constantly asking for carbs. So what’s a girl to do in this carb friendly society? How can you incorporate protein into […]

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Fasting Responsibly

Jews fast on Yon Kipper, Muslims fast on Ramadan and Christians fast during certain times of the year. From a nutritional standpoint not eating or drinking for several hours can cause your blood sugars to crash leading overeating when you break your fast as well as dehydration. So how can you practice fasting for religious […]

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Is Your weight in your Genes or your Jeans?

Last week I went to a conference in New Mexico and several researchers gave detail to what really happens in the womb. Although much of what I heard is both fascinating and disturbing it is worth sharing on this blog in hopes that some of you struggling with your weight may have more empathy for […]

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The Myth of High Protein Diets Examined

Today the above article was published in the NY Times and a few of my well-read clients emailed it to me asking for my opinion. My long answer shortened is as follows: This article was written by Dean Ornish who has been a long-term advocate of the high carbohydrate low-fat diet. Some history here is […]

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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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