• Sweet Tooth?

      So the beat-beat-beat of the drum of the march of the food revolution continues. As the consumer continues to connect the dots between what they eat and their health they continue to create changes by using their food budget to vote for healthier choices, which really is the only way to promote the changes,… Continue Reading

  • Water Rights, or Wrongs

    You may think of chocolate when you think of the Nestle brand, but the backbone of the Nestle Company is such a sensitive topic in California that I am now boycotting them completely. What changed my shopping habit was my seeing the documentary FLOW (FOR LOVE OF WATER) about 8 years ago. The Nestle business… Continue Reading

  • How much food is in your food?

    The GOOD NEWS Clean Labels are becoming a mainstay in the food and beverage industries rather than a passing trend, one in five tracked products had a clean label, up from 17% the year before. This has inspired 64% of Americans to check ingredients labels, looking for ingredients that are easy to understand and to… Continue Reading

  • AntiOxident Supreme: Get Your Glutathione

    The body is constantly in touch with oxidants and toxins, the better our body can deal with them the better our body will be at staying strong. This is a job for a major antioxidant, is there an antioxidant that will help prevent cancer, heart disease, aging, neurological issues and more? Drum roll please: Glutathione… Continue Reading

  • What the Hell Has Happened to Our Food?

    I get international newsletters from medical and food industry reporters to keep on top of food trends, new products and the latest discoveries in nutritional understanding. In those insider news feeds come food production scandals. As I’m an organic consumer with a basic understanding of how things grow and am certified in how to keep… Continue Reading

  • SALT

    Is salt equated to flavor in the foods we eat? Are we addicted to salt? Is salt killing us?   Many of us consume well over the daily-recommended amount of sodium, or salt, according to the American Dietetic Association. Over time, this can cause high blood pressure that leads to heart disease, stroke and kidney… Continue Reading

  • INFLAMMATION

    You bump into something – INFLAMMATION – Bug Bite – INFLAMMATION – Arthritis – INFLAMMATION – Sprained Ankle – INFLAMMATION –  Sore Throat – INFLAMMATION – Tooth Ache – INFLAMMATION – Hormone Shift – INFLAMMATION – Hives – INFLAMMATION – Infection – INFLAMMATION – Back Ache – INFLAMMATION – Head Ache – INFLAMMATION. INFLAMMATION is the body’s natural… Continue Reading

  • How often do you eat a home-made meal?

    When you have food allergies eating out can be like walking through a mine-field. I no longer feel safe when eating out, I’ve been sick too many times from a wait staff that doesn’t want to give me a straight answer or simply didn’t properly know their menu items.  I even had one waiter tell… Continue Reading

  • Care for Ur wooden kitchen utensils

    Take good care of your wooden kitchen items: Wooden cutting boards contain fewer bacteria than plastic boards, as proven in laboratory testing. I had assumed that because I can place my plastic resin cutting boards into a dishwasher, wash them at very high heat with products that are disinfectants, that they are easier to maintain,… Continue Reading

  • Outside the Box: Vegan Milk Choices

    MILK CHOICES Cow Milk is rich in Vitamin D, Vitamin K, calcium and proteins. Cow’s milk is high in iodine and can help prevent gout and improves thyroid function. The presence of calcium in Cow’s milk strengthens bones and potassium and helps to regulate blood pressure. That said, nutritionists recommend including one or two of… Continue Reading

  • Keeping Track

    Keeping Track Print out our ‘Daily Needs’ chart, put it up on the refrigerator and help your family keep track of their eating habits. By ticking off the servings of food groups that they’ve eaten during the day you will all see in a glance what food groups are missing that might be best served… Continue Reading

  • Bar Codes

    Bar Codes: PLU (Price Look Up) stickers, used on produce has a bar code used for the pricing of produce at the cash register, but organic and genetically modified are part of the identifying process as it affects price. The code represents origin and size as well, which also affects the price. The savvy consumer… Continue Reading

  • Magnificent Magnesium

    Magnesium is an essential mineral that the body uses for building strong bones, maintaining heart rhythm, muscle and nerve function and keeps the immune system healthy. Magnesium is also involved in at least 300 biochemical enzyme reactions in the body that result in thousands of reactions happening constantly such as: nerve transmissions; muscle contraction; nutrient… Continue Reading

  • I Heart U

    The American Heart Association statistics show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year. In the United States heart disease kills one every 37 seconds. But the good news is that heart-disease… Continue Reading

  • What we eat is better period

    Gardening can be a hobby, in my family it was a competition amongst the men. It ‘inspired’ my father to grow an apple tree that had branches of yellow apples, green apples and several varieties of red apples off the same trunk. Uncle Nino had the biggest zucchini and this was before nuclear Miracle Grow,… Continue Reading

  • What is a “Healthy Diet”?

    What is the definition of a ‘Healthy Diet’? Conscious eating is a big benefit of having a sensitive body or food allergy, being aware of what you’re eating is the first step of the indulgence of a healthy diet. Everyone benefits from eating with the purpose of getting the most energy for your body to run on.… Continue Reading

  • Lactose Intolerant or Allergic 2 Dairy?

    Moooo00000ve over and let me tell you a few things about cow’s milk. Do you have a post nasal drip that just won’t quit? Do you have trouble breathing after meals and you don’t have furry pets? Do you have itchy skin and constant rashes? Are your eyelids puffy and you have flakey skin around your… Continue Reading

  • Soybeans are good2eat4U

    Some people give soybeans a bad rap, someone just told me that ‘they’re not good for men’. I love them and use organic soybeans in every form available: soy sauce, soymilk, soy flour, tofu and in their natural state in pods called Edamame in Japanese. Soybeans are versatile and adaptable, having little flavor of their… Continue Reading

  • Getting Back The Joy In Eating Out

    I had dinner with 6 girlfriends the other night and after 2 hours of discussing the menu with the waitress, who was back and forth with the kitchen to find out what was in what, I decided to do a blog about eating out and staying gluten, dairy and sugar free. I’ve been eating gluten,… Continue Reading