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Fishless Omega 3s

While on a cruise, I enjoyed one of the most wonderful dishes I had ever tasted. The taste of Conch fitters while sailing toward the Bahamas was magnificent . But my joy over a spectacular dish took a turn for the worse. It started with itchy eyes and a scratchy throat, but […]

A Berry Good Recommendation from Dr. Perricone

Sitting right up in the number one spot of Dr. Perricone’s top 10 superfoods is a relative newcomer to the U.S. market, the açaí berry. Harvested in Brazil, açaí pulp is rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), antioxidants, and fiber … and (I quote) “studies have shown that this little berry is one of the […]

Easy Raw Recipes to Supercharge Your Day

One would think that raw food, essentially food in its most simplistic form, would be so incredibly simple to make. Yet, for some reason the very idea of eating raw just sounds so darn complicated. Soaking nuts for hours and even days, purchasing pricey juicers, slowly dehydrating fruits and veggies … who has the […]

Warm Winter Beverages, Light Yet Fulfilling

For roughly seven years, we lived in the mountains of Lake Tahoe. It was around year six that the novelty of shoveling piles of snow began to wear off. Nonetheless, I do often miss those relaxing days by the fire, nestled in a soft blanket with a hot beverage in hand, just watching […]

10 Healthier Gifts From the Kitchen

As the holiday season kicks into high gear, I am eager for, already overwhelmed by, and dreading the aftermath of the flood of sweets that is soon to be upon us. While I too love to give gifts from the kitchen each year, I have been toying with the idea of sending healthier food items. […]

Body by Actress Charlize Theron

Well, ok, not actually Charlize Theron, but her trainer, Jackie Keller. In the November issue of InStyle magazine, Jackie shared an antioxidant and protein-rich wild-berry smoothie that she makes for Charlize Theron. Now, you too can look like Charlize … ahh, but if only it was that easy!
Wild-Berry Smoothie
Recipe courtesy of Jackie Keller, […]

Strong Bones, Thinking Outside of the Carton

All too often we are blind-sided by the media, led to believe that one food, one product, one vitamin or mineral is the answer to our very health and existence. In reality, our bodies are quite complex, requiring a healthy lifestyle and various nutrients to operate optimally. Yes, it is true that people who are […]

New Superfood Smoothies

Just a few years ago, I knew little of hemp beyond knapsack-style clothing, but this little seed has been making huge strides recently. With an excellent balance of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, a “complete protein” profile, and an impressive spec sheet of trace minerals, these tiny seeds are gaining some serious attention in […]

Prunes, an Unsung Osteoporosis Hero

When we think of strong bones, calcium and Vitamin D often come to mind. We seldom acknowledge the many other vitamins and minerals that play a crucial role in bone health. In fact, it seems scientists are still unraveling the many pieces of the osteoporosis puzzle, and as they do, new “superfoods” emerge.Take […]

Juice (or Blend) Your Way to Five-a-Day

After my first experience with The Complete Idiot’s Guides, I had planned to avoid this publisher at all costs.  Yet, something intrigued me about The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Juicing by Ellen Brown.  At first, I passed this title by, assuming that the purchase of an expensive juicer would be necessary.  However, when I took […]