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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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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A Few New Finds…

Every few months I like to share some new and fun things I’ve found to help your journey along the health path so here we go. Essential Oils No, these are not oils that you eat but rather use to help various symptoms you may be having. I heard about a company called doTerra that […]

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My Finds at the Natural Foods Expo West 2014

Although part of me loves going to the Natural Foods Expo in Anaheim each year, this year exemplified all the reasons the other part of me resists going.   Jeffrey agreed to go with me, although he dislikes the crowds and maneuvering around the Expo is like trying to get around on the busiest day at […]

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3 Reasons to Change your Popcorn Snack: It’s Not Just about the Carbs

I’ll just say it – I’m not a big fan of popcorn.  I never understood the taste of chomping on something so bland and the “additives” of what makes popcorn more interesting did not go in the direction of health. We know popcorn is a high carbohydrate snack but there are a few other things […]

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Bananas, Sugar and Resistant Starch

A resounding question I hear each week is: “I’m supposed to avoid bananas – they have too much sugar, right?” To answer succinctly, I don’t think anyone gained weight or suffered ill health (unless allergic) just from just eating bananas but here’s the more scientific response. A fellow RD, Sofia Layarda, MPH, RD, wrote a great […]

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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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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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Vacation Eats?

What do I take on vacation to help with staying on track? This is one question I frequently get asked by clients in anticipation of an upcoming trip. There are limits to what you can bring due to lack of refrigeration but there are some things you can take with you AND some ways you […]

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