Nutrition

Love Your Liver

The liver is the largest organ in the body and weighs three to four pounds. It’s a complex chemical factory and orchestrates bodily functions that operate twenty-four hours a day. It plays a fundamental part of our body’s natural filtration system, and a well-functioning liver is essential for most cancer prevention programs. The more nutritional […]

4 Simple Ways to Reduce Sugar

By now, most of us have a pretty good idea that reducing or drastically eliminating sugar is going to improve our health and well-being.  But eliminating sugar goes beyond the mental clarity, health and beauty benefits.  Ditching sugar is oddly enough one of those things that can almost immediately increase your self worth.  You find […]

Gluten – the Quiet Flame?

Maybe you’ve noticed just as I have the surge of reports and articles online and in magazines about gluten. I’ve also been aware of the increased number of gluten-free images I see on packaging at the grocery store – everything from food, drinks and supplements to personal care products. So what’s it all about and […]

Vibrations of Love

No one ever asks for a cancer diagnosis, but plenty receive it –even for those who least expect it.  A common story I hear is that “I eat well, exercise, don’t drink or smoke, and I still got cancer.”  While diet and exercise can play a large role in preventing or “healing” cancer, it is […]

Shopping to Avoid Genetically Engineered Foods

Almost weekly my inbox has an article about Genetically Engineered (GE) or Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods. While the terms are interchangeable, I thought it might be worth the time to provide a little more information and clarification on this hot topic. I’ve also included two links for resource guides that will help you navigate […]

Healthy Foods in Season: Cool Season Crops

It’s truly rewarding to walk to the garden and harvest “what’s for dinner?” This evening, it’s arugula, kale and collard greens. They are cool season crops and all belong to the brassicaceae family. Cool season crops grow best when average temperatures are between 55 and 75 degrees. The brassicaceae family (also known as cruciferous or […]

Let Your Food Love You

Sometimes it is not so much what you eat, but how you eat. Sometimes we are so concerned with what we put in our mouths, that we forget what we are putting in our hearts. Consider these questions: Are you enjoying your food or choking it down? What type of mood are you in as […]

The Magic of Coconut Oil

The term “Superfoods” is one of the latest buzz words and has become a topic of conversation amongst friends and bloggers alike. While there are several superfoods worth noting, the one I want to explore briefly in this blog is Coconut oil. Coconut oil has received quite a bit of attention the last couple of […]

A Healthier Candy

Is there such thing as a healthier candy??!!  Yup. I’d venture to say that the ingredients in typical Halloween candies are scarier than the Haunted Houses.  In addition to the refined sugar and health damaging oils, they also come packaged with artificial colors, flavorings, and preservatives — none of which is monitored by the FDA.  […]

The World’s Pure Food Fair

What a thrill to return to my hometown Santa Rosa on September 11 to attend the National Heirloom Exposition, “The World’s Pure Food Fair”.  Growers from across the country were contracted to grow produce specifically for the event and more than 3,000 varieties of heirlooms fruits and vegetables were brought in from all parts of […]