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A Tale of Two Food Systems

2017-08-30T20:53:34+00:00 Healthy Eating|

- A Tale of Two Food Systems - In this article, after returning from a trip to France, I reflect on the remarkable European food system and how the U.S. industrial food system often falls short. Sometimes it takes a trip to another country to gain some perspective about our food system. I’m referring to the quality [...]

Eat Well and Enjoy a Stress-Free Holiday

2017-08-31T20:54:41+00:00 Healthy Eating|

- Eat Well and Enjoy a Stress-Free Holiday - It is particularly difficult to eat well this time of year. In this article, I share some strategies to prevent over-consumption and holiday weight gain—strategies that will also dramatically reduce your stress! The holiday season is my favorite time of year, but for [...]

Nature’s Medicines

2017-08-31T21:25:29+00:00 Healthy Eating|

- Nature's Medicines - Herbs and spices are the original medicines of human beings. Historically, they were used to heal sickness and prevent illness. The benefits of consuming foods made with herbs are too many to count but include: warding off cancer, heart disease and diabetes, improving immune function, fighting colds, keeping our metabolisms functioning properly, [...]

Turmeric, an Ancient Medicine

2017-09-03T09:52:10+00:00 Healthy Eating|

- Turmeric, an Ancient Medicine - In keeping with my theme about the medicinal properties of spices and herbs, this article will provide some information on one of the most important and helpful spices on the planet. If there is a king of spices, turmeric has to be it. Tumeric is popular in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, [...]

Three Important Spices you really Shouldn’t Live Without

2017-08-31T22:31:44+00:00 Healthy Eating|

- Three Important Spices you really Shouldn’t Live Without - Simple and easily available, spices are nature’s medicine. They have been a part of the human experience for millennia. Drugs certainly have a place in our modern society to cure some rare and dangerous diseases but I don’t believe drugs should be used nearly as [...]

The Healing Power of Ordinary Foods

2017-08-31T23:03:06+00:00 Healthy Eating|

- The Healing Power of Ordinary Foods - In my practice, I see firsthand the healing benefits of eating nutrient-dense whole foods. I start with a client whose health is declining and begin the detective work, asking question about all aspects of their lives, and in the process gather evidence as to why their health [...]

The Wisdom of Our Ancestors

2017-08-31T23:29:41+00:00 Healthy Eating|

- The Wisdom of Our Ancestors - Many of my clients ask me whom they should rely on for accurate nutrition advice. Navigating the sea of information coming from the media, nutrition professionals, and alternative healthcare providers can be completely overwhelming. Our government publishes its own nutrition advice through the USDA—advice that is often contradicted [...]

Real Nutrition vs. Political Nutrition

2017-08-31T23:53:31+00:00 Healthy Eating|

- Real Nutrition vs. Political Nutrition - Some of us don’t know the difference between real nutrition and political nutrition. What really feeds and nourishes the human body? Trying to find real answers can be discouraging. There is a tremendous amount of misinformation that has been accepted in our culture as truth. My daughter has [...]