Surprise Travels to India

A trip to India was not a bucket list item for me so when the opportunity arose to travel there I was a bit ambivalent about a journey to the other side of the world.  The jet lag, travel VISAs, shots and possible illness were not high on my priority list. At some point I […]

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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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It’s all in your Gut: Changing your Health for 2016

We’ve all said at one time or another “I just know it’s not right and I can feel it in my gut.” What if your gut health played a part in your mood, levels of anxiety and even happiness? Researchers are now realizing our gut is giving us more information than just our psyche is […]

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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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A Few More New Product Finds…

Last week I gave you some new finds from the Natural Foods Expo but I had a few more companies I was already familiar with but wanted to share their new products, which are worth you knowing about. Sweet Ella Peanut Butter – I’ve been recommending Koeze’sCrème Nut Peanut butter for a while but this new one is beyond […]

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New and Healthy Food Finds at the Natural Foods Expo West

I have a love-hate relationship with the Natural Foods Expo West that takes place in Anaheim each year. I love to go and find out what companies are up to with their products, how they interact with consumers, and how their products actually taste before I buy and/or recommend them. On the other hand, navigating through the […]

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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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Natural Foods Expo West 2012

The Naturals Foods Expo West is always an interesting show to attend – a “Disneyland” of new “organic processed junk food” as one colleague I follow on twitter so appropriately stated.  However, amidst the 22,000 people who attend with more than 1500 exhibitors there are some finds in this needle stack of products.  I go […]

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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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Forks over Knives: Should I be Vegan?

I was invited to see a screening of a new documentary coming to theatres in March 2011:  Forks over Knives.  I was intrigued by the title since it fit the philosophy of my practice:  treat the cause, not just the symptom. The makers of the film propose eating a whole foods plant based diet which […]

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