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Nutrition

GMO- Seeds of Deception?

 December 3, 2012

GMO- Seeds of Deception? Almost everyday now I’ve been hearing something about Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods. Let me tell it to you straight, it’s really beginning to concern me. I’ve been in the medical field for over thirty five years now and I am convinced that our society is getting sicker every day. A lot of people are […]

Falafel Recipe

 September 7, 2012

Falafel Recipe I just couldn’t share a hummus recipe without adding my favorite falafel one. And it just happens to be named, My Favorite Falafel Recipe! How’s that for irony? 1 cup dried chickpeas 1/2 large onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup) 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon […]

Easy and delicious Hummus recipe

 September 7, 2012

Easy and delicious Hummus recipe This recipe makes about 5 cups or 10 – 15 servings. 4 cups of drained, cooked chickpeas (I usually cook mine in vegetable stock.) Reserve the liquid 6 garlic cloves, chopped 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper […]

Is a Mediterranean diet helpful or just another fad?

 September 6, 2012

Is a Mediterranean diet helpful or just another fad? I recently read an article stating that following a Mediterranean diet helps some patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes stay off medications. Since the diet is high in fiber, digestion is slowed down, preventing wild shifts in blood sugar.  Any diet which is high in fruits, […]

Lessons From America’s Oldest Men

 September 3, 2012

Lessons From America’s Oldest Men   America’s oldest man, Shelby Harris, passed away on July 25, 2012. He was a wise 111 year old. When asked what was he secret to a long life, he replied, “Love people and believe in them.”Before Mr Harris’ title of being “America’s Oldest Person”, was Mr. Walter Breuing. Mr […]

When You Eat Matters

 July 21, 2012

When You Eat Matters Have you ever thought about how many social or business events you have around food? It seems that whenever we Americans want to get together to do something, there is always food involved. Our society’s eating patterns have changed over the years. People have greater access to food and reasons to […]

A Chef Without a Stomach

 June 17, 2012

A Chef Without a Stomach   We have always told our cancer patients that it is important to continue your hobbies or find something to do that you like to do. It is important to have something in your life to look forward to even when things seem so down. As the saying goes,” A […]

The 4 tiers of “organic”

 May 3, 2012

The 4 tiers of “organic”   I find that most people do not realize there are different degrees of organic. I didn’t for a long time. If you are trying to buy healthy, did you know that if you are not careful, you can still be buying pesticides etc in a product labeled “organic”. Yes […]

News From China: Punishment By Death To Those Who Are Found Guilty Of Food Safety Violations

 April 30, 2012

News From China: Punishment By Death To Those Who Are Found Guilty Of Food Safety Violations I just received an article released by World Health News that made me say “wow”. Chinese authorities indicated they were imposing the death penalty as part of China’s ongoing battle to tackle food safety breaches. We may remember when […]

Understanding Your Cholesterol

 April 25, 2012

Understanding Your Cholesterol I was once told that cholesterol is like having a handful of change. Money, change in particular, makes up pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. However, the change is called “money.” Cholesterol can be broken down like change in our hand. There is LDL, HDL, and triglycerides, but they are all three still […]