Of the many resolutions we can make this year to improve our health, spending more time in the kitchen is one of my top recommendations. As numerous studies have shown, increased home cooking correlates directly with healthier dietary patterns. Thanks to the food industry’s sugary, salt-laden, factory-farmed foods, home-cooked meals are almost always healthier than prepared and restaurant meals.Read More
In the chilly days of fall, nothing is nicer than gathering around a fragrant and nourishing stew at dinnertime. Braising is one of my favorite cooking techniques because it offers so much flavor with so little fuss. After quickly searing both sides of the meat, simply add liquid (wine, bone broth, vegetable stock) and let simmer.Read More
Mistakenly maligned for contributing to heart disease and stroke, eggs were strictly limited or off the menu entirely for decades. Fortunately, those days are behind us, and eggs have regained their rightful status as one of nature’s most perfect foods.Read More
Our relationship to food is inextricably connected to our cultural and family traditions, our social lives and our daily routines. Whether fueled by boredom, anger, or sadness, it is all too easy to eat for reasons other than hunger — which can lead to weight gain, sugar addiction, digestive distress, and other problems.
To conquer emotional eating, it is essential to confront the difficult feeling which are usually at the heart of our self-sabotaging behavior. In the same way that functional medicine seeks to uncover the root cause of illness, rather than simply treating symptoms, in functional nutrition, we need to recognize and address the root causes of emotional eating.
Over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates declared that “all disease begins in the gut.” Yet it is only recently that modern medicine has begun to document the crucial role of the microbiome – the billions of microbes that live within us. Comprising over 70% of the immune system, recent research reveals the myriad ways in which intestinal health is aligned with overall health.Read More
My whole attitude towards green tea turned around when I tried a matcha latte. Frothy and delicious with a powerful kick of energy, one cup of matcha made me a green tea convert. Rich in the EGCG antioxidant which helps to prevent cell degeneration and premature aging, one cup of matcha has the antixodiant equivalent of 10 cups of regular green tea.Read More
Only recently has the medical establishment reversed its prohibition of saturated fats and debunked the 1950s hypothesis that saturated fat causes heart disease. But the ideas we grow up with can be hard to dislodge. Most of us have been drinking skim milk since we were kids and choosing non-fat and low-fat options wherever we find them. To change our script, it is helpful to remember the important role that fats play in the human body.Read More
When we make changes to our diet, we inevitably make changes to our lives. If you are confronting the need to eliminate foods from your diet or to follow a specific dietary plan, the following steps can support your journey.Read More
Gluten free pancakes can offer great nutrition while still tasting rich and satisfying. Depending upon where you want your breakfast to land on the taste-to-nutrition spectrum, below is a customizable formula for simple gluten free pancakes.Read More
A staple of the human diet for thousands of years, bone broth is enjoying a resurgence of interest due to its powerful health benefits. Bone broth is easy to incorporate in your diet as a base for soups, stews and legumes. Follow our recipe below to make your own fortifying and replenishing broth.Read More