It’s National Grilling Month, Picnic Month, and Peach Month – Yummmm

How’s your July going? Is the weather cooperating for summer swimming, picnics, gardening, hiking, etc.? Are you growing some of your own veggies, this year, while we’re all practicing physical distancing? Or maybe you’ve joined a CSA and you’re receiving a box of delicious, fresh veggies each week? My garden is growing like gangbusters! We’ve…

Is The Mediterranean Diet Really A Diet?

Ever wonder why it’s so easy to eat healthier in the summer? Perhaps it’s the fresh fruits and vegetables that surround us in summer. I do find that all the veggies and fruits from my favorite farm stand, which I know were picked the morning I bought them, taste better than anything I can buy…

Can Modern Technology End Food Shortages?

Yay, it’s summertime in the Berkshires! Fresh produce stands are up in all the towns and farmers markets are filling up with lettuces, summer squashes, tomatoes, cukes, and more. I LOVE summer! My own garden is coming along. I’ll have lettuces ready by the end of the week, and we’ve already picked and eaten fresh…

Are You Living With An Invisible Illness?

Recently, one of my students was having some shoulder and arm pain, and her primary care physician was not able to help her. She asked if I had any ideas. Well, since I also knew that she’d been having some trouble with swollen feet and ankles recently, (which her doc told her was due to…

What Is a Healthy Fat and HOW MUCH Is a Serving?

I often get asked about fat free diets and what is a good vs. bad fat. Also, people don’t seem to know what a serving truly is. So, I have put together some info for you today that is short and sweet and easy to remember. You can even print this and keep it in…

The 4 Lies The Food Industry Is Selling Us!

Today I have a guest post from my friend and colleague Dr. Mark Hyman: Food can energize, heal, repair, and uplift us. Every bite you take creates a powerful opportunity to create health or promote disease. Unfortunately, most of us find nutrition confusing. While many things play into that confusion, misinformation, poor reporting, and personal…

Guess How Much Turmeric You Need To Eat For The Anti-Inflammatory Benefit?

I’ll bet you guessed wrong. So many people are passing around info on Facebook, and other social media, advising us to eat more turmeric; sprinkle it on salads, add to soups, even put it in your oatmeal to reduce inflammation, etc. Not exactly… Here’s the real truth. No one really knows how much of the…

To Gluten or Not To Gluten…

Have you thought about going gluten free? Have you wondered what all the buzz is about? Well, I have just reached my one year anniversary of being gluten free. I originally went gluten free to see if it would help my psoriasis. Sadly, it has not. There have been other benefits that I hadn’t counted…