How High Protein Diets Fail

In recent years, high protein diets have become popular for weight loss. News outlets like Women’s Health publish articles with titles like “Protein: Your Secret Weigh-Loss Weapon,” that feature astounding statements, including “The moment it leaves your fork, protein starts winnowing your waistline.” Other popular websites like Eat This, Not That! claim that “protein helps [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Diets, Healthy Eating, Nutrition|0 Comments

Budget Friendly Superfoods: Sweet Potatoes

During the land’s wintry deep sleep, when the hardy greens of spring are only garden plans on a page, I turn my culinary and nutritional attention to root vegetables. They’re what’s in season, and I love them all. Roasted carrots, parsnips, beets and sunchokes. Baked and stuffed russet potatoes. Celery root salad. But the sweet [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Vegetable Recipes|0 Comments

Beet Cucumber Cleanse Vegetable Juice

When the weather turns hot, I pull out the old Juiceman II, and spin up some cool and refreshing vegetable juices.  I love how juicing deeply nourishes my body and give me a boost. The veggie juice I make most often is a cleansing and energy enhancing cucumber, beet, carrot, celery, lemon juice.  It’s delicious! [...]

By | June 12th, 2013|Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Recipes|18 Comments

Amazing Health Benefits of Citrus

The calendar may say Spring is here, but it still feels very much like winter.  The vegetable garden in the back yard, newly planted with lettuce, spinach and kale seeds, is under several inches of snow. Despite the lingering cold weather, this time of year I start yearning for fresher, lighter meals - dinners with [...]

By | March 27th, 2013|Diabetes Prevention, Healthy Eating, Nutrition|0 Comments

Red Meat – Deadly or Delicious?

Bad news for red meat:  A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine concludes that red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of total, cardiovascular and cancer death. Should you remove red meat from your diet? First, let’s review the published information from the study. This study is actually an analysis of [...]

By | November 3rd, 2012|Healthy Eating, News, Nutrition|0 Comments

Ollin Farms Chile Festival Goes Beyond Organic

It’s September on the Front Range.  That means cooler evenings, brilliant sunsets and chiles! It’s also Local Food Month in many regions, so I popped in at Ollin Farms Chile Festival for some pepper tasting, chile roasting, music and recipe fun.  The farm stand was loaded with beautiful, jewel toned sweet peppers and hot chiles, [...]

By | September 17th, 2012|Healthy Eating, News, Nutrition, Spices|0 Comments

The Low Mood Food Connection

Does food affect your mood?  If you have ever been out shopping on a busy Saturday, running errands much later than you expected, and your mega-caffeinated beverage of choice wears off leaving you wandering store aisles – tired, foggy and grumpy – then you know the answer is a definite YES! […]

A Mega Nutrition Weekend

Why was I in Long Beach last weekend, wearing red and looking for the healthiest places to eat?  Attending the largest health coach convention in the world – the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Mega Conference. Over 5000 attendees, some from places as far away as South Africa and South Korea, gathered to hear  guest speakers present a diverse range of nutrition theory and healthy living. Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint, shared his way of eating, explaining why a […]

By | March 12th, 2012|Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, News, Nutrition|0 Comments

Boost Your Immunity with Vitamin A

You know the telltale signs.  That scratchy throat, increased fatigue or congestion that tells you that a cold is coming.  A week of general crumminess feels inevitable.  But as a health coach, I am always looking for ways to beat the odds with healthy eating. You can take charge and circumvent, or at lease reduce the length and strength of that cold.  The secret is to boost your immune system.  Seriously boost it – quickly. […]

By | February 12th, 2012|Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Vitamins and Minerals|0 Comments

Is Your Cookie Dough Dangerous?

This week the dangers of cookie dough hit the newswires.   A report on the 2009 E. Coli outbreak, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned that “you shouldn’t eat cookie dough raw, no matter where it comes from.” People have been (unwisely) sneaking bites of raw cookie dough for generations.  So what happened to warrant a CDC warning? […]

By | December 17th, 2011|Healthy Eating, Nutrition|0 Comments
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