Nov 10, 2014

Let’s Digest

I don’t ever suggest counting calories – dieting is so dumb, here’s my full rant on YouTube; but I do suggest understanding what they are. If we count them we might have an idea that we are counting things like fingers, or currency or pieces of chocolate. Calories are units of energy. When we eat […]

Oct 28, 2014

Jaws vs. The Grocery Store

Organic, Local, Seasonal, CSA – All Right Already Let me break it down. When we eat organic food, we eat food that’s grown without petroleum-based fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides. Of course –cide at the end of the word means kill as in homicide or suicide: poison marked with skull and crossbones. Everything that falls on […]

Aug 13, 2014

Feed Your Skin with Ceramide Rich Avocado

Here’s my newest article as Natural Beauty Expert at About.com. Feed Your Skin with Ceramide Rich Avocado We can thank the Aztecs for cultivating the Avocado. The Aztecs called their prized crop ahuacatl finding it similar in shape to the testicle, which shared the same name. The Spanish heard ahuacatl and said aguacate and the English heard […]

Aug 13, 2014

Sprouts – Foods That Heal

If you don’t love sprouts it’s probably because you’ve never grown your own and tasted how fresh, vibrant and clean they are. And if you think eating organic is expensive, it’s probably because you’ve never grown sprouts! After the initial investment of buying organic seeds, which last ages, you’re eating for pennies a day.  Sprouts are versatile […]

Feb 3, 2014

The Award Goes to …

There are 5 stages of a celebrity’s career. Who is ____? Get me ____! Get me a ____ type! Get me a young ____! Who is ____? I’ve been eating kale for years.  Decades. Passionately steaming, roasting, blending and juicing kale. I massage kale into salads and bake it into diaphanous chips. When speaking of […]

Dec 15, 2013

Winter Pickles for Winter Health

Our overall health and best digestion rely on healthy bacteria, so let’s stay healthy all winter long with naturally fermented pickles. We are not going to ignore those giant heavy winter root vegetables especially after carrying home 22 lbs worth in my winter CSA farm share. On my bike. In the snow! Eating seasonally and […]

Dec 1, 2013

Better Than A Flu Shot

These days we tend to eat very few foods. We have an idea that broccoli is healthy and so the only green in the fridge is broccoli. Or kale. Every day, all year, for every meal in every town and city. Now broccoli and kale are flown around the globe and trucked across the land […]

Nov 18, 2013

Smoothies Make You Fat – Ayurveda 101

I don’t care how healthy you believe your smoothie is. How many expensive, organic super foods you’ve lovingly blended with nut milks, global dried berries, hand-foraged seeds, grass fed whey products, heirloom oils and green lake-sourced powders. If its cold, thick, damp and wet then when you drink it, it’s still cold, thick, damp and […]

Oct 27, 2013

Don’t Live a Disposable Life

In 2005 my guy and I left hectic Los Angeles for a simpler life in a sweet house near Hilo, Hawaii. Our new life was a blessing and, I believe, the blessing of our yoga teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois who assured us, “Don’t worry soon you will have a house.” And through a sequence […]