Things That Make Us Crazy, Sick, and Fat! And it’s not Food!

  So you’re devoted to your sunrise salutations, eating organic, getting enough sleep, and getting in your twice weekly meditation/yoga practice. Or at least you’re incorporating  enough of these practices to rightly expect results and yet are still experiencing weight gain, unexplained infertility, chronic fatigue, anxiety/moodiness, poor memory and hot flashes. So what gives? Maybe … Read more

Ice Cream and Flu Shots! Tis The Season

It’s Flu SHOT Season Everywhere you turn, someone is offering you a flu shot. Rite Aid entices you with free ice cream in exchange for a flu shot. I’ve gotten at least three emails from Kaiser reminding me to get my flu shot. Go to the doctor for any reason and you’ll be offered the … Read more

Should I Vaccinate My Child? Which Ones and When?

Lately, I’ve had many moms-to-be and even dads-to-be ask me what they should do about vaccinating their children: what’s safe, what’s necessary, and what isn’t. My answer is the book, The Vaccine Friendly Plan, by pediatrician, Dr. Paul Thomas, MD. Dr. Thomas is the father of 10 children, all of whom have been vaccinated. So, … Read more

Cauliflower Pizza Find!

Serves 2-3 I’m often asked how to eat gluten-free and not feel deprived. And that question is often followed by and “BTW, I don’t have time to cook, or I don’t like to cook, or I don’t know how to cook.” Well, we get a little help from Trader Joe’s with their new Cauliflower Pizza … Read more

The Art of Eating Grain-Free and The Benefits

My Transformational Detox Cleanse Warriors finished their 30-day journey a couple of weeks ago.  They were an amazing and mighty group in every way possible! They were curious and open, and willing to eat differently. They eliminated inflammatory foods and drinks, including sugar, bread, coffee, and alcohol. Many of them found these much easier to give up than … Read more

Paleo Spaghetti

I’m almost embarrassed to even have this as a post because it’s so easy to make. But had to include it as it’s delicious and a great substitute for the often inflammatory, gluten version we’re accustomed to. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash 1 tablespoon softened butter (optional) 12-16 oz prepared Marinara sauce from TJ’s 3-4 … Read more

Garlic Paleo Croutons

  Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups walnut halves 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon Real Salt 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and toss with hands to coat walnuts evenly. Transfer to baking sheet and spread out in a single … Read more