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Turmeric persimmon oatmeal or porridge | Foodie Friday recipe

By | November 17th, 2017|Breakfast, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|

With the colder mornings, I am feeling more inclined towards warm breakfasts.  Oatmeal, or porridge as it’s called in the UK, can hit the spot, especially with some seasonal fruit and warming spices.  […]

Does it matter if you call food a meal or a snack?

By | November 14th, 2017|Empowerment, Food, Research|

An interesting study came out in October that compared whether calling a food a snack versus meal, and whether standing or sitting at a table to eat it had an impact on subsequent food intake. Let’s see what the researchers found. […]

Rosemary roasted pears with green salad | Foodie Friday

By | November 10th, 2017|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|

The sweet and savory flavors of pears and herbs are perfectly balanced in this recipe. This will get you salivating. […]

Your appendix: A safe-house for microbiota

By | November 7th, 2017|Cancer prevention, colon cancer, disease prevention, Immune system|

In school biology classes you probably learned that your appendix is vestigial – i.e., a structure that has remained through evolution but has no function.  Now we know different, and this weekend, I’ve been grateful I have mine.  […]

Sardine patties | A great way to include sardines in your weekly meal plan

By | November 3rd, 2017|detoxification, Dinner, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|

Sardines are a healthy, economical food choice. Yet we often struggle with how to incorporate them into our weekly diets.  Many people get stuck and bored with sardines on toast. So here is a recipe for sardine patties. Try it and include it with your everyday recipes for a boost of anti-inflammatory nutrients. […]

Sardines : Small in size, mighty in nutrition!

By | October 31st, 2017|nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, vitamins and minerals|

Sardines are small white fish, but they pack a mighty amount of nutrients. They are the equivalent of liver in the fish world in terms of nutritiousness!! You’ll understand the comparison if you’ve read my previous liver posts!  […]

Understanding the real mammogram numbers | What do the risk reduction statistics really mean?

By | October 27th, 2017|Breast cancer, Cancer prevention, disease prevention, Research|

October is breast cancer awareness month. We hear that having a regular mammogram cuts the risk of dying from breast cancer by as much as 20%.  Sounds like a good reason for getting screening. But what do those numbers really mean? […]

3D nipple tattoos after breast reconstruction

By | October 24th, 2017|Breast cancer, In treatment|

After breast reconstruction following mastectomy, women want to look good in the mirror. 3D nipple tattoos can make a significant difference, but not many people know about them. So what are 3D nipple tattoos? […]

Chicken liver pate recipe | Great source of vitamin A and B vitamins

By | October 20th, 2017|disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Immune system, Lunch, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, Recipes, Snacks, vitamins and minerals|

I’ve written a couple of times these past few weeks on the great nutritional value of liver as a food. It is an excellent source of vitamin A and methylation nutrients.  Today I share a chicken liver pate recipe with you. […]

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.   […]

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