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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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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What about those “Baby” Carrots?

I have a routine on Saturday mornings and that includes walking to the Santa Monica Cloverfield/Pico Farmer’s market. My first stop is to see Dolores who sells the most amazing carrots.  For $2.00 I buy a large bunch of different size carrots that lasts me for lunches for the week. I only recently started liking […]

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What about that Paleo Diet?

I’ve been asked about this diet at least 10 times in the last month so as usual that means it’s high on people’s radar, which means blog time. How does this diet rate? What is the Paleo diet?  It is a diet based on what cavemen presumably ate more than 10,000 years ago – meat, […]

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Farmhouse, Friends and France

While visiting our good friends Lucille and John Jack in France they suggested we take a road trip to the Burgundy region of France.  This rolling foothill region of France is notorious for it’s wines; food and quaint, picturesque villages nestled in lush densely wooded areas. Lucille researched where to stay and came up with […]

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Easy Omega 3’s: Wild Salmon in a Can

To be truthfully honest I was never a big fish lover.  I did not grow up eating fish as my Father would not eat it and my Mother would not make anything he would not eat.  I do believe we develop tastes based on what we were fed early in life.  However, over time we […]

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Should I Keep Eating Eggs?

With the recent recall on eggs, I suddenly had many clients asking me “is it still okay to eat eggs?”  The answer is yes – but only certain types of eggs. John Robbins, a writer for the Huffington Post wrote a thorough summary of the correlation of how the egg industry operates and the risk […]

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Hello Harvest Equals Hello Health

A common question on the forefront of nutrition: “is it that important to eat organic produce?”  If you had asked me this question 10 years ago I would have given you a very different answer than today.  The answer is YES!  Organic produce contains no pesticides which can impact your health while providing a higher […]

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Food Choices – The Five Essential Elements to Consider

Have you ever considered a private Chef?  If you are lacking in time and have the resources it can be a wonderful marriage.  Below is a piece written by private Chef Jane Pagan.  It gives a clear picture of how we choose our food and what is important to us.  Enjoy this guest blog. By […]

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