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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Drink Responsibly: Beverage Choices for your Health

The one thing we frequently hear is “drink more water.” Health care professionals say it, magazine articles preach it, and our generation perpetuates this advice. Is there a way to increase your water intake without taking in extra calories, carbs or fake sweeteners? What are your options that provide for variety and health? How can […]

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Summer Time, Hydration Time

Is drinking 8 glasses of water per day truly necessary? It’s written about, health-care professionals tout it but is it truly based on science? Is the plastic bottle industry contributing to this recommendation besides greatly benefiting from it? Although the camel is capable of drinking up to 5 gallons of water per day in the […]

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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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Alkaline Water – Health or Hype?

In case you have not heard, alkaline water is the latest craze in Los Angeles.  There is a place on Main Street that cells it with lines out the door.  The health claims of alkaline water are vast –  “Get rid of acid in the body caused by stress, pollution and the Western diet”  “Say […]

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Beverages and Weight Gain: You Are What You Drink

If you need an afternoon Caramel Macchiato fix, or start each morning with a strawberry-banana smoothie, you may be getting more than you bargained for on your waistline. Even if you’re diligent about your calories from food, you may be overlooking those that are coming from the drinks you choose. With the expansion of new […]

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