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What Should You Buy Organic?

This week, a participant in my Fertility Foods class at the Reproductive Health Center, commented that she appreciated my explanation of the importance organics and non-genetically modified (non-GMO)  foods. I found this noteworthy and since this is practical information for everyone, here are the basics of what to buy organic. This post contains links to more resources.

Why Buy Organic Food?

The benefits of organic foods are numerous. Ranging from improved antioxidant concentration, higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids, reduced exposure to antibiotics, and the avoidance of the inflammatory impact of genetically modified foods to the impact on the environment, including water supply and soil nutrient content, in addition to reducing our exposure to chemical pesticides and herbicides. No matter who you are or what your nutrition and health status is, organic foods and food production will positively impact your health. Continue reading

Best Choices for Optimal Cellular Function

Most of us want to live long and vibrant lives, which means cellular function must be maintained, and furthermore, optimized, as we age. Every cell in our body has specific nutrient requirements to maintain function, and by providing the body with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, we are able to feed our cells what they need.  When considering conception and pregnancy, these concepts apply. The goal is provide reproductive organs and cells with required nutrients to ensure that an oocyte (an egg) and sperm are able to join, implant and develop appropriately. Click here for a downloadable list of the Best Choices listed below. Continue reading

Get Obsessed

Are you a roasted veggies fanatic? I am. Roasted veggies are a quick and delicious way to get more vegetables than you could imagine into your diet.

Click here to learn more about Roasted Vegetable Obsession, a new e-Cookbook available at Even those of you who already are already adept at roasting vegetables will pick up a few new ideas!

Happy Cooking!

How rested are you when you wake up?

How sleepy are you during the day? These are important questions to ask yourself when considering your risk for heart disease, diabetes and depression. Inadequate sleep, either too few hours or inadequate deep sleep, increases your risk for chronic disease. Additionally, lack of sleep leads to alterations in appetite-regulation hormones. During sleep deprivation, ghrelin, a hunger hormone is higher and leptin, a satiety hormone, is lower, resulting in increased appetite and hunger. Continue reading

Nourishing Banana Bread

When Sara said “Let’s make banana bread!”, I had to comply. What’s more fun that baking with your kids? Inspired by Elena’s Pantry Carrot Banana MuffinsI modified my Breakfast Cupcakes and came up with this fantastic banana bread. Traditionally banana bread is made with refined sugar, oils and flour, but that kind of baking doesn’t sound fun to me. However, creating Nourishing Banana Bread, full of healthy fats and powerful antioxidants, is very fun. It’s moist and just slightly spicy with a hint of vanilla. The girls had a great “Princess Snack Time” with their freshly baked muffins. Continue reading