Healthy Finds for the New Year

Here’s to the New Year with some cool food and health care products that may change not only your morning but also how the rest of your day goes, and even your slumber. Being the undecided voter I’m always skeptical and wait to comment as to whether a product can really be of benefit. I […]

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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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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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Should you be Taking a Probiotic?

Multiple TV ads tout stories about how to get your probiotics, that they are a necessity and may be the key to optimal health. This past week I had a few inquiries regarding whether I recommend probiotics. I always call myself the undecided voter.  I weigh the pros and cons of information as democratically as […]

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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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Is plain just out of fashion? Bumping up Nutrition in Nashville…

I was in Nashville the last 2 days speaking at a conference for diabetes educators.  Since there were no grocery store in sight and I was short on time I opted to eat at the small hotel restaurant. Not having time for eggs I asked for plain cottage cheese or yogurt with fruit on the […]

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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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Plain Yogurt – Your Prescription for a Healthy Gut

Do you realize the largest organ in your body is your gut?  If you were to roll it out it would equal 25-28 feet– hence the need to take good care of it with healthy foods for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. Enter plain yogurt. One of my favorite foods is plain yogurt and […]

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What about that Greek Yogurt?

About 3 years ago I was at a conference in Europe and had the most amazing Greek Yogurt.  I was surprised at the manufacturer:  Dannon. After arriving back in the US I discovered Dannon did not carry a Greek yogurt.  When I went to the Natural Foods Expo that year I went to the Dannon […]

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Grocery Shopping in Europe and the United States – Is there a Difference between the Continents?

One of my favorite things to do in other countries is visit the grocery store.  The different types of foods, and the packaging and layout of what is available fascinate me.  On my last trip I must have visited at least 6 or 7 markets. What are some of the main differences? Layout (road map) […]

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