Fermented Soy

While soy foods make a very nourishing contribution to your diet, you can reap special healthy benefits by consuming soy foods that have been fermented. In many Asian traditions, soybeans have always undergone processes of fermentation. Fermentation converts the soy into a more digestible food. During fermentation, soy proteins get broken down into shorter protein strands (called […]

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Carrot Cashew Pate

Enjoy this paté in wraps with shredded vegetables, put a scoop on salads, or serve as a dip with your favorite crudités. I recommend it because it is rich with anti-oxidants that will brighten your skin, contribute to your over-all well being, encourage a quick metabolism, and aid weight loss.  It’s also super tasty!  How […]

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Portabella Pizza!

I recently came upon this recipe and wow, is it a taste explosion!  Even better, it’s vegan, gluten free, and totally worthy of a the stamp of nutritional excellence!  When I made it, I served it to my family and even they loved it (and sometimes my kids are like anyone else’s: stubborn)! I suggest […]

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5 Herbs to Help Stress

Stress….It’s like the “itch” that never goes away.  Traffic, workload, busy schedules, its tough not to let things get under your skin.  When we think about stress, we tend to solely focus on the mental side.  “Oh my gosh!  I can’t stop thinking or dwelling on this or that.” Yet, the reality is, stress is evident not […]

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Beets are Nutritional Powerhouses

This week I celebrate beets while they are in the peak of their season, the least expensive, and have the best flavor. To my dismay, the beet greens, which were once the preferred part of this vegetable, are often discarded. I encourage you to try them; they are not only nutritious, they taste great ! […]

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Coconut Milk Cures All

On the path to optimum health and proper weight,  there are key foods and helper foods.  Key foods include the vegetable and fruit families, healthy grains,  water,  and an intake of protien from a clean source (nuts, vegetables, healthy seafood, and free range, vegetarian fed meats that I consider clean).  Vegetables should be our main […]

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Nature’s Energy Fruit

Have you been wondering about the health benefits of goji berries? Some claim that goji berries are the next fountain of youth. But what is the goji berry and can it really prevent chronic illness? And do dried goji berries have side effects? Here are answers to your questions. What is a Goji Berry? The […]

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Autumn Slaw Salad

Sometimes the most overlooked of fall veggies can make for a healthy, memorable dish. While lunching at Sweet Butter on Ventura Boulevard my friend asked to sample a pretty salad under the glass counter that looked like a vinaigrette cole slaw. Much to my surprise, it was made, not from cabbage, but from Brussels sprouts. […]

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Cleanse FAQs

Does a cleanse need to be organic?  Yes. Only 100% natural, whole, unprocessed foods should be used. Remember, we are trying to rid the body of toxins, not introduce them. Can I smoke on the cleanse? The goal of the cleanse is to eliminate the toxins that have built up in your system over the […]

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