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Liver : A key food source of Vitamin A for immune support

By | October 17th, 2017|Food, Immune system, vitamins and minerals|

Liver is an excellent source of many nutrients. A couple of weeks ago I discussed how it is an excellent food source of methylation nutrients, especially B vitamins. Today I want to explore what liver is often better known for, and that is its Vitamin A content.  […]

When your world changes from color to black and white (but then back to color again)

By | October 13th, 2017|Community, Love, Meaning|

As you may know, I live in Sonoma County, CA which is the area affected by wildfires right now. It’s been a scary week. But also an interesting week. […]

We are safe

By | October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We live in the wine country in Sonoma County where there are numerous fires. Today (Monday) has been the scariest of days.  […]

Lemon calves liver with sage | Foodie Friday

By | October 6th, 2017|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|

Don’t pull a face! I know liver is challenging as a food for many people.  But maybe it’s worth reconsidering? This simple recipe lifts the flavor of the liver with the sage and lemon.  […]

Liver : A key food source of methylation nutrients

By | October 3rd, 2017|detoxification, disease prevention, Food, Immune system, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, vitamins and minerals|

It’s seldom that I write about meat. All those lovely vegetables that have great vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients in them. Then there’s fish for anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats. But today I’m focusing on a meaty nutrient powerhouse – liver.   […]

Walnut and thyme stuffed figs | Foodie Friday

By | September 29th, 2017|Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks|

While I eat most figs fresh off the tree, occasionally we’ll cook some. Here is an easy stuffed fig recipe, worth trying for a tasty appetizer. Mediterranean food at its best….in California or wherever you happen to be.  […]

Lactose intolerance | Its evolution and genetics

By | September 27th, 2017|Food, nutrigenetics|

Lactose intolerance: Those uncomfortable symptoms of cramping, gas, bloating, and diarrhea shortly after eating dairy. A significant proportion of the population has it. How have we evolved that some people can tolerate milk and some can’t?  […]

Sun-dried tomato and walnut pate | Melatonin-rich foods

By | September 22nd, 2017|Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, Sleep, Snacks, vitamins and minerals|

Having trouble sleeping at night? Why not try eating some melatonin-rich foods and see if that helps. […]

Melatonin & migraines | Tolerable, effective prevention

By | September 19th, 2017|disease prevention, Research, Sleep|

Migraine is a chronic, debilitating condition affecting 12-20% of the population worldwide. A research study recently compared using melatonin, amitriptyline or placebo for migraine prevention. The results are encouraging.  […]

Protein powder ideas for lunch & dinner | Beyond smoothies 2

By | September 15th, 2017|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, In remission, In treatment, Just diagnosed, Just finished treatment, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks, vitamins and minerals|

Here are some protein powder ideas for lunch and dinner, following on from last week ‘s suggestions for breakfast. It doesn’t just have to be a shake or smoothie. […]

Melatonin, Sleep Disturbances & IBS

By | September 12th, 2017|Research, Sleep|

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be very debilitating. Disturbed sleep is a common symptom associated with IBS so researchers are now investigating if improving melatonin levels can help IBS.  […]

Using protein powder for breakfast | Beyond smoothies 1

By | September 8th, 2017|Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|

Maybe you struggle with your protein intake and use protein powder in shakes or smoothies for breakfast. Today I’ll show you a few different ways to use protein powder for breakfast, to give you a bit of variety.  […]

A house of many windows | Working together

By | September 5th, 2017|Biomarkers, Community, disease prevention, In remission, In treatment, Just diagnosed, Just finished treatment, Lifestyle Medicine, Love, Meaning, Movement, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, Play, Stress reduction|

Maybe you’ve been wondering how I work with clients and whether our working together could help you? Let’s explore this a little by looking at an analogy I use: “A house of many windows.” […]

Immune booster | Curried lentils recipe | Foodie Friday

By | September 1st, 2017|Dinner, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Immune system, In remission, In treatment, Just diagnosed, Just finished treatment, Lunch, Recipes, vitamins and minerals|

Several of my clients are dealing with viruses right now.  Today’s recipe is, therefore, one to boost the immune system.  Apart from that, it’s delicious,  so anyone can enjoy it! […]

Is there an increased risk of shingles after cancer?

By | August 29th, 2017|disease prevention, Immune system, Research|

A friend of mine who had cancer a couple of years ago just got shingles.  It piqued my interest into whether there was a link between cancer and shingles, as both conditions are associated with reduced immune function, and immune function may be further affected by cancer treatments.   […]

Sriracha roasted chickpeas recipe | Foodie Fridays

By | August 25th, 2017|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

This is a lovely, spiced roasted chickpea recipe. I find it is even popular with those who don’t normally like eating beans and chickpeas (which in my experience, tends to be the guys!)  […]

Should I take a multi-vitamin? Try using the Cronometer app to help you decide

By | August 22nd, 2017|App review, vitamins and minerals, website review|

One of the main factors involved in the decision to take a daily multivitamin and mineral is what are my specific needs?  I like to use Cronometer to get an idea of what vitamins and minerals are obtained as part of the diet. Once we know how much we are getting, we can then look at what our needs are.  So let’s explore Cronometer today. […]

Haloumi, fig, and avocado salad | A great way to try haloumi cheese

By | August 18th, 2017|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|

Haloumi cheese is very popular in the UK. In fact, if you read a UK vegetarian magazine, you’ll begin to think it should be re-titled haloumitarian!  In contrast, in the US very few people have heard of it or tried it. Whether it is new to you, or an old favorite, this is a lovely seasonal salad recipe to try.  […]

Cow versus goat versus sheep milk | How do the diary milks compare?

By | August 15th, 2017|Food, vitamins and minerals|

While cows milk is the highest seller in the US and UK, in other parts of the world, goat milk is the preferred choice.  We can now get sheep’s milk and sheep milk products. How do they differ from each other?  […]

Baked sweet potato chips recipe | Foodie Fridays

By | August 11th, 2017|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

On Tuesday we looked at the differences between regular potatoes and sweet potatoes. As sweet potatoes won in the nutritious stakes, here’s a recipe to encourage you to eat them! You may have tried making sweet potato chips before, only to have them burn.  This recipe cooks them more slowly so they crispen nicely without burning.  (For those in the UK – these are crisps!). […]

You say potato, I say sweet potato! Is the nutritional content more important than the individual eating it?

By | August 8th, 2017|Biomarkers, detoxification, disease prevention, Food, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, vitamins and minerals|

Today we are going to look at the differences between the nutritional content of regular potatoes compared to sweet potatoes. And then take a look at the individual eating it. The importance of the person is all too often neglected. Personalized nutrition looks at the individual, the food, and more.   […]

Vegetable tourism, and other wonderful ideas from Pam Warhurst

By | August 4th, 2017|Cancer prevention, Community, disease prevention, Food|

I attach an incredible talk by Pam Warhurst.  Take some time out to listen and be inspired.  As she says, it’s about more than growing edible plants, it’s about growing people. […]

Coffee, gene polymorphisms, and heart attack risk

By | August 1st, 2017|detoxification, disease prevention, Food, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics|

We all know people who can drink coffee late at night and still sleep soundly. Then there are those who can hardly tolerate half a cup of coffee. This range of effects is influenced by variations in a gene (polymorphisms), that affect the speed of caffeine metabolism. But these polymorphisms may affect more than just sleep and the jitters. Studies are finding that they may affect the risk of heart attack. […]

Creamy avocado spinach dip | Foodie Friday recipe

By | July 28th, 2017|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks, vitamins and minerals|

Fancy adding a few extra nutrients to your guacamole recipe? Try this creamy avocado spinach dip. […]

Nutritional Genomics | Why we need to know nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics

By | July 25th, 2017|Food, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, Research|

Nutrition research has traditionally focused on the assumption that all individuals have the same nutritional requirements, (although some distinction has been made for children and men vs. women). Nowadays, more and more researchers are studying nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics to see if, instead, we can create personalized nutrition for the individual.  Let’s see what this is all about. […]

Kale or spinach: Which should I eat? Both! Move over superfoods, variety is king.

By | July 21st, 2017|Food, Foodie Friday, vitamins and minerals|

What is better, kale or spinach? It’s a common question. People are trying to eat their greens and want the best for their buck. So which is it? […]

What the human genome project tells us | Gene anatomy and switches

By | July 18th, 2017|nutrigenetics, Research|

The human genome project was completed in 2003. It was a huge collaborative project that yielded quite a few surprises. […]

Raw Broccoli Bites | Great detoxification balancer

By | July 14th, 2017|detoxification, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

Eating raw broccoli is a great support for detoxification. Yet many people often struggle to find ways to enjoy raw broccoli. These little broccoli bites are perfect. […]

Can we use our genetic information to improve our health? Back to basics of genetics

By | July 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We seem to have a fascination with our DNA. Think of all those murder mysteries where they take the two empty glasses or a single hair and analyze the DNA to find the killer! But beyond solving murders, can we improve our health by knowing  our genetic information?  […]

Chickpea Mediterranean Salad | Eat like the Blue Zones

By | July 7th, 2017|Cancer prevention, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, In treatment, Just diagnosed, Just finished treatment, Lifestyle Medicine, Lunch, Recipes|

This is a quick, easy, throw together, nourishing recipe.   […]

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