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Before discovering my major food sensitivities in 2008, my eating patterns were similar to most American women. I knew how to cook meals from scratch and had a number of cookbooks, but I did not cook every day. I was married with a child in elementary school and a busy, full-time job. Breakfast for my […]Continue reading
Nourishing foods can be defined as those foods that are whole foods that are in their natural state, such as a whole apple, or minimally processed, like steamed fresh green beans. Depleting foods are those that have little or no nutrients. Examples include refined foods with lots of white sugar, flour, artificial sweeteners, […]Continue reading
I’m not rich! I’m not a snob! I’m not a hippie/crunchy person! I don’t have health problems! If you are reading this article, chances are that you have overcome the objections listed above and are interested in eating organic foods. If you check out the prices of food in your local grocery store, you also […]Continue reading
It was the best of foods, it was the worst of foods (apologies to Charles Dickens and A Tale of Two Cities). Many people interested in nutrition have a love-hate relationship with corn. Those in the Paleo community will advise against eating corn, along with any other grain. On the other hand, the majority […]Continue reading
The normal high temperature in Aiken for July 1-15 was 94.5 degrees. I don’t know about you, but for me this is abnormal. It is normal to have debt. According to a recent Pew Trust report, 80% of Americans have some sort of debt. Over 38% of households in the US carry a balance on […]Continue reading
Eating slip-ups. We all have ‘em. I have often had people tell me that I must be a perfect eater because of having my nutrition degree. Well I’m definitely not perfect. And sometimes I cheat. And then sometimes I pay for it. Last summer my husband, Doug, had his first colonoscopy. If you have ever had […]Continue reading
I just recently finished reading the book, Fat Chance, by Robert Lustig, M.D., in preparation for a sugar reduction program that I am planning for my business. Dr. Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist who has specialized in obesity and is famous for a You Tube video called “Sugar, the Bitter Truth”. This video has over […]Continue reading
I have just started a new six-week session of my detoxification program, From Fatigued to Fantastic. As part of this program I educate the class members about the various toxins they may be ingesting through food as well as in other ways. One topic we consider is GMO foods. What does […]Continue reading
I attended the Weston A. Price Foundation annual conference in November. The WAPF is dedicated to promoting traditional whole foods eating, as researched by the American dentist Weston A. Price in the 1930’s. Dr. Price examined about 13 isolated communities around the world who were eating their native, traditional diets and compared them to […]Continue reading