Ethical Trash

“Life is too short for fake food.” – Unknown Processed food has taken several approaches. But today I want to highlight one concerning area of processed food that tries to take the high road by duping health-conscious customers into thinking it’s a better choice. It’s what I lovingly refer to as ethical trash. Ethical TrashContinue reading “Ethical Trash”

Summer Debrief

“August is like the Sunday of summer.” – unknown The morning temperatures are dropping, the air feels different and September looms just off the horizon. As my Summer of Love comes to a close, it feels like a debrief is in order. How did you fare over the last couple months? Did you embrace theContinue reading “Summer Debrief”

Stop Food Shaming

“What you eat doesn’t make you special.” – Me Here is a slight (yet balanced) rant about food shaming. I heard a woman awhile ago proudly announce to a waiter at a nearby table that she was a vegan. She said it rather rudely as she scanned the menu and looked up at him asContinue reading “Stop Food Shaming”

What the %@*&# figs?

I’m slightly embarrassed to admit something: I never tasted a fresh fig until this year. That is several decades over due! I’ve had fig spreads on charcuterie boards but that was the extent of my fig experience. I didn’t know how to eat them (you eat the whole thing skin and all!) and was alwaysContinue reading “What the %@*&# figs?”

Lab-Grown Meat? WTH?

“Eating is an agricultural act.”– Wendell Barry I heard about lab-grown meat for the first time a couple weeks ago and I had a visceral response. Like the hairs on my neck literally stood up. I have to ask, why the hell is this even necessary? One of my main purposes as a nutritional therapyContinue reading “Lab-Grown Meat? WTH?”

The Foundations: Blood Sugar Regulation

“It’s not your DNA. It’s your dinner.” – Dr. Mark Hyman Welcome to another deep-dive into one of the six foundations of nutritional therapy: blood sugar regulation. While all foundations are critical to overall health, I feel this one is extra critical because most people, whether you want to admit it or not, are underContinue reading “The Foundations: Blood Sugar Regulation”

Summer of Love

“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson This summer, I’m vowing to have a full-fledged, kick-ass, one-for-the-books summer. To bask, indulge, wade, love, experience, adventure, and enjoy myself (and others) silly. Hence the title, summer of love. For too many years, my summers have beenContinue reading “Summer of Love”

Upgrade Series: Meat

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Welcome to the 3rd post of the Upgrade Series. Please know, this is not intended to scare you or have you swear off meat. In fact, quite the opposite. I want you to upgrade your meat! Meat isContinue reading “Upgrade Series: Meat”

What the %@*&# do I do with zucchini?

With summer comes the onslaught of zucchini. It quickly overtakes the home garden and after a few meals, ends up in your break room with a ‘free’ sign on it. I mean how much sautéed zucchini can one person eat? Don’t despair. Here’s some new ideas to help you enjoy more of this nutritious andContinue reading “What the %@*&# do I do with zucchini?”

The Foundations: A Whole Food Diet

“Real food is and has always been medicine.” One of the six primary foundations to nutritional therapy is a properly prepared, nutrient-dense, whole food diet. This does not mean you need to shop exclusively at Whole Foods grocery stores. It refers to the type of food you select and how it’s prepared. Last month weContinue reading “The Foundations: A Whole Food Diet”