The Right Time to Weigh In


Q: The scale has really never been my friend. How often should I weigh in — and isn’t how I feel and look more important than the number on the scale? A: Ah, the scale — friend or foe? For so many of us the scale is a source of stress and self-loathing, but it [...]

What Are the Best Cooking Oils?


Q: I’ve been doing a lot of cooking at home recently, and I can’t seem to get my cooking oils straight! Which is the best oil to cook with, and what is the nutritional difference between oils? A: This is a great question, especially because there are so many oils to choose from. Just remember that all [...]

Bastille Day Onion Tarte

I was so lucky to have visited Paris on Bastille Day several years ago. So in honor of Bastille Day, I’m going to share one of my favorite French recipes. I found this one on Ingredients 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed in refrigerator 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 large Vidalia onions or [...]

From Peak Eating Experiences: Investigating Relationships of Gustatory Pleasure and Health A National Eating Disorder

The American people are experiencing unprecedented rates of disease today which are thought to be related to their diets.  In a telling cross-cultural study on attitudes toward food and eating, Paul Rozin observed: “given the much greater health orientation, worry about weight, concern and diet modification [such as choosing reduced-fat and –sodium foods] in the [...]

Red Lentil Dal with Sweet Corn

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In Chinese medicine, red lentils are classified as having a slightly bitter taste, which makes them particularly beneficial to the heart, the organ most important to nourish in the summertime. Dal, a dish of simmered and spiced legumes, is a staple food in India and Nepal, and can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is also traditionally used as the basis of [...]

Easy Veggie Side Dishes for Busy Nights


This week, you get a twofer — a pair of incredibly easy and tasty vegetable side dishes. Pair one of these with some organic rotisserie chicken from the deli counter or a nice piece of grilled fish and you’ve got a sensationally healthy meal. Both of these take 20 minutes or less to get them [...]

What about sunscreen and Vitamin D?

Marketers want us to fear the sun to increase product sales. Yet, sufficient sun exposure will help to increase vitamin D levels and rebalance you hormonally. For extended sun exposure, you need a safe brand that does not contain any endocrine-disrupting chemicals. In my advertising days I used to work as a strategic planner on many [...]

Ever Wish Your Body Had a RESET button?

RESET YOUR BODY How to Lose Weight Permanently and Feel Better Than Ever Christiane Northrup, M.D. Excerpted With Permission From the January 2006 Issue Of Women’s Health Wisdom, Dr. Northrup’s Monthly E-Letter “Did you ever wish your body had a Reset button?” This is a phrase USANA Health Sciences uses to create interest in its [...]

Iodine and Our Children’s Health


Did you know that iodine deficiency is one of the leading causes of mental retardation in children? And despite the concerted effort by organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and The International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) iodine deficiency is on the rise, especially in women of childbearing age.1 In [...]

Weight Loss Motivation: The “Secret” to Getting Started


This article will be a swift kick in the pants for some… a motivational call to action. For others, it will be an eye-rolling waste of time. Here’s the deal: I have a “secret” to motivating yourself to finally lose weight. It’s called … Get. Off. Your. Behind. Easier said than done though, right? Think [...]