Obesity: the making of an epidemic

It’s not just here in the US, around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. In fact, you can be a normal weight, and still be over fat—still have excessive fat inside your body surrounding your organs. Why is this bad? Because the deep fat, the intra-abdominal or visceral fat as it is called—also becomes a sponge for toxic chemicals. The concentration of fat-stored toxins can be 1000’s of times higher than that circulating in your blood as demonstrated by my dear friend and colleague Dr. George Yu, a surgeon and toxicology researcher from … Continue reading

Have a Fulfilling New Year

garlic roast beef with wild mushroom sauce

[cryout-pullquote align=”left” textalign=”center” width=”33%”]“I had done’all the right things’ for so long… so it was totally shocking to learn that my low-fat, high-carb diet was behind my weight gain and low energy.” –DJ “I’m really grateful for the friendly know-how and support making the changes I needed to make. I’m dancing with joy!” –PF “This site is a wealth of just great, real whole food ideas! Thank you” –AM[/cryout-pullquote] Greetings friends of health! I hope you enjoy this special post and wishes for the coming year. Everyone can have incredible wins like these—no matter their unique situation. Many, many people are … Continue reading

Get Off the Grain Train

It’s Independence Day. Our holidays give us the opportunities to spend with family and friends and what could be more American than a BBQ or picnic? I love our great American tradition of everyone-bring-a-dish-to-share. It opens the door for creating dishes that are a real treat and I also get to bring something my family and I like to eat. Scroll down for recipes that are not just cost conscious they are incredibly delicious. Plus I get time to catch up on my research. Additional to my regular job of helping people get the health and quality of life they … 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

Greetings Healthy Friends! Healing with whole food.

Why I started this whole food nutrition and recipe resource Perhaps at no time in history have Americans eaten so poorly and had so many health issues while at the same time being bombarded by messages to have more of this or that and less of the other—always for health reasons, it seems. Unfortunately, most of today’s consumption nutrition decisions are driven by corporate marketing and not by sound nutrition advice. The scales have tipped. We out of balance and we are paying for this with our health, quality of life and enormous medical costs.Our bodies must be given what they uniquely need to support life, health, and maintain … Continue reading