Warm Spices = Cozy Holidays

Some people create festive centerpieces for the dinner table while others like to decorate their front yards with lights and reindeer, but everybody has one favorite holiday tradition in common: warm, sweet spices that make winter seem a whole lot cozier. Feeling chilly? Put on a pot of chai tea or make a mug of […]

Black Friday Sale!

It’s Black Friday!  Time to shop right?  Well, as many of you know I have co-authored five books with Dr. David Brownstein including The Guide to Healthy Eating, The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet, The Guide to a Dairy-Free Diet, The Soy Deception and our newest one The Skinny on Fats.  We are offering 10% off […]

Making the Most of Leftover Turkey

I can’t wait to pick up my fresh pasture raised turkey from RC Organics tomorrow!  Last year Thanksgiving was amazing and my organic turkey was moist and tender and delicious.  However, you could argue that leftover turkey is the best part of a Thanksgiving meal—you get to enjoy the bird without having to do any cooking. If you’re […]

Bulletproof Your Morning

For most people, morning isn’t morning unless there’s coffee involved. Twenty years ago, that often meant burnt, long-past-its-prime coffee from the office coffee pot. Happily, even office break-rooms now sport espresso machines, while coffeehouse menus list fair-trade, shade-grown, organic beans that might have even been roasted in the coffeehouse that morning. One thing has stayed […]

Happy Halloween (and Teal Pumpkins)!

Happy Halloween! Kids love Halloween.  Halloween does not have to be about sugar and candy and certainly doesn’t have to put any kids at risk or make them feel left out if they cannot have these items.  Consider giving some non-treat items this year like stickers, pencils, bouncy balls, glow sticks, etc (easily find these […]

Putting Some Pumpkin into Your Life

Fall is here, and so are pumpkin-flavored everythings: pumpkin coffee, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin granola bars, even pumpkin rice cakes. (And of course pumpkin beer.) Unfortunately, most of these commercially made pumpkin foods don’t contain much real pumpkin. If you do want to enjoy the real deal, though, it’s easy, especially when you think of pumpkin […]

Brain Foods for Kids (Adults Too!)

No matter how old you are, you want your day to get off to a great start. Kids especially need good fuel for their brains from the minute they wake up all the way through to the evening—that homework won’t finish itself! Besides, if they aren’t able to pay attention in class during the day, […]

Autumn = Apples!

Happy first day of fall! During the fall months, orchards start bursting with apples, from tart apples meant for baking to sweet apples meant for snacking. Some apples are red or pink; others are yellow or russet. Some varieties are even pink when you cut them open! (“Pink Pearl” apples have been around since the […]

Brain Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet

Please enjoy this guest post… Gluten-free has been a health fad for many years now and I can see why. To start, several studies have already associated this diet to a healthier brain. Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat and is a cause of celiac disease. While only around 1.8 percent of […]

DIY School Snack Ideas

School is just around the corner! It’s time to start thinking about how you will send your kids off to school with healthy lunches and snacks so they can stay sharp in school. Its important to send healthy fat and protein options for optimal brain function and blood sugar control (Read more in my book The […]