The Wonders of Real Maple Syrup

buckwheat pancakes with blueberries and real maple syrup health

Before I’m accused of backtracking on 50,000+ times of saying “sugar is bad,” let me just say it again: Sugar is bad. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way… let me also say… not all sugars are created equal. Maple syrup health properties are very interesting. Alright, why is sugar so bad… There are some sugars that just should never, ever be consumed. Cane sugar in any form (raw, turbinado, concentrated juice, organic or otherwise…) and corn sugar (also known as high fructose corn syrup). Why? Because they create an immediate inflammatory response in the body that is … Continue reading

For Moms and Mother’s Day… sweet as honey

This mother’s day I’m planning to have energy to burn, to feel great, and do whatever I want. Sunday is a break from the daily great big rush of getting my (now 13-year-old) son and I out the door in time for school and patients. He always likes to make me a special breakfast; something special to start our day with lots of protein and other genuine building blocks. Whether he gets creative and makes me Berry and Almond Scones, or  A Garden Variety Quiche, this yummy Raw Honey Nut Meusli served over Coconut Milk Yogurt (don’t for get the … Continue reading

Happy Holidays! and Healthy Holiday Recipes

‘Tis the season, special time with family and friends. We set aside time to see friends, family, to communicate with those we love… and we can embrace healthy holiday recipes just like we embrace these healthy relationships. Unfortunately, commercial interests have partnered this with the great “sugar fest” “cookie conundrum” “the Holiday 10”… You know what I’m talking about. 😉 Every year my clients feel the strain and either call because they’ve, well, “relapsed” and feel awful, or stop calling because they don’t want to tell me that “visions of sugar-plums” got to their head; they feel awful and broke their … Continue reading

A Healthy Happy Holiday Menu

About this time of year we hear an awful lot about “the holiday 10,” the anticipated weight gain from all the festivities. Well, who says that has to happen? Of course… “you just gotta live…” Guess what? I believe in indulgence. And indulgent food can still be good for you, can still work within those goals for keeping slim and fit, and doesn’t have to cause the sugar rush and energy crunch of most holiday fare. For you, I’ve created a collection of wheat-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free recipes. Our menu follows and please let me know if you have healthy … Continue reading

Treat Mom to a Healthy Brunch!

Us mom’s work really hard to make sure we give our families our best. But where are we going to find the energy for this if we aren’t giving our bodies the genuine building blocks they need, or have way too many environmental stresses dragging us down? Personally, and as a somewhat biased mom, I advocate for Mother’s day about 365 days a year. Fathers day too (I’m not gender biased mind you ;-). And for that matter, children’s day too. I’m only somewhat joking. Shouldn’t every day be a celebration of family? What if every day we found one … Continue reading