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Fat – Good or Bad?

Fat – Good or Bad?

Dietary fat: is it good or bad? Both. You see, not all fats are created equal. The Skinny on Fats Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high…

3 New Recipes for Summer…

3 New Recipes for Summer…

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a recipe rut?  Are you a victim of making the same old stuff day after day?  Sometimes, our bodies respond well when we switch things up a bit.  Try a few of my new summer recipes to please your pallet and keep your body strong and healthy.   Mineral Boosting Juice…

Bloated?  This may be your answer…

Bloated? This may be your answer…

Have you ever felt as if you were working so hard to make the right food choices, but for some reason, cannot seem to lose those few inches hanging over the top of your jeans? You eat well all day, resist the temptation to snack, drink adequate amounts of water, but that notorious bloat is getting the best of you. …

Meditation, Not Just for Hippies…

Meditation, Not Just for Hippies…

Yes, I am a Berkeley, CA hippie that grew up in the 70s/80s, so it makes complete sense that I would be writing a blog post on meditation.  While my friends were off at boarding school in Switzerland, I was taking classes with my mom learning how to “read auras”, “clear chakras”, give psychic readings and past life regressions.  All…

5 Top Slimming Foods

5 Top Slimming Foods

Do you ever find yourself confused about what to eat?  These days, many people are aware of how important it is for health to include vegetables and limit processed sugar in their diet.  But where does that leave you?  The choices are endless.  It is easy to get overwhelmed at a grocery store if you don’t have a plan.  The…

Why Detox?

Why Detox?

Years ago when I first heard of doing a “detox” I remember thinking it would be icky gross juices, eating foods I didn’t like and worst of all, feeling deprived.  If you have never done a detox or even if you have, this may be what you are thinking.  That’s because many detoxes and diets are exactly that.  If you…

Is Your Diet Making You Sick?

Is Your Diet Making You Sick?

I recently did a talk at a local gym on “hidden sugars” in food and enlightened people about exactly how much refined sugar was in foods that they always viewed as “healthy”.  There were jaws dropping left and right when I showed a little glass jar filled with 6 teaspoons of sugar from 1 serving of Yoplait yogurt. BTW –…

Fennel – What to do with it?

Fennel – What to do with it?

If you have ever attended one of my cooking classes, chances are you have eaten a dish that included fennel.  Whether it was pureed in a soup, roasted with root vegetables or added raw to a salad, I use fennel in my house weekly. Although fennel is harvested in the fall and generally used in the winter, I enjoy it…

Kombucha Baby!

Kombucha Baby!

I love Kombucha Call me crazy, but every afternoon around 2pm while many are reaching for coffee or a cookie, I begin hearing a voice inside my head that says “kombucha baby” with extra emphasis on the “bucha”. I can’t help saying it aloud — and when my kids are home, they wind up in stitches saying it over and…

Diets – Which is Best

Diets – Which is Best

Do Diets Work? There is certainly is enough talk out there about diet, food choices, what to eat and what not to eat to make your head spin. We are living in the age of “information overload”. As if it wasn’t hard enough before the internet and social media to stay on track. (If you are my age, you may…