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Vitamin D: Importance of the Sunshine Vitamin

I find vitamin D fascinating. It is classified as a vitamin and present in small amounts in a few foods. But vitamin D is a hormone that is produced by our own skin with exposure to the sun. Living in Phoenix, you would think it would be no problem to make enough vitamin D. But

Getting the Most Out of Your Fruits and Veggies

Recently I received the following question and thought it was great fodder for a blog post. “How fast do fruits and vegetables lose nutrients after they are picked, or do they lose them at all? I notice when we buy local, like from Blue Sky Organic Farm, everything tastes so much fresher and sweeter. I

Jenny’s Anti-inflammatory Snack Mix

I get asked a lot, “what is a healthy snack?” To build a good snack that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized until your next meal, make it well-rounded. Include some protein and fiber to help you feel full, as well as some healthy carbohydrate to give your brain a boost. Pulling from a

Should I Buy Organic? (Part 2)

Part 2: Organic and your health In part one of my two-part series on organic food, I covered what the label “organic” means by USDA standards. Today, in part two, we will explore if buying organic is better for our personal health. I’ll also include some tips for making organic food fit into your budget.

Should I Buy Organic? (Part 1)

Part 1: Understanding what organic means “Should I buy organic?” It’s a question I ask myself constantly when perusing the aisles of the grocery store. That’s because organic is more expensive than non-organic, most of the time. Is it worth our extra dollar to get those organic strawberries, or would the regulars be just fine?

How to Make a Weekly Meal Plan

My family and I recently returned from a two week road trip. Before we left, life was busy tying up loose ends, packing, getting the car serviced, and arranging care for the pets and plants. With all the to-do’s, one of the first things that slipped was me cooking dinner for my family every night.

The Four Yogic Keys to Peace of Mind

Let’s face it; sometimes people suck. At one time or another, someone’s going to get under your skin. In the age of social media, chances are some posts stir up some not-so-friendly feelings inside of you. The same happens in real life too. This is part of being human, and it’s not always pretty. We

What Works Best to Reduce Belly Fat?

This is a question that I’ve been asked more than once. Most recently, by a woman who attended my Nutrition for Menopause workshop. When a woman reaches this transitional time in life, it’s not uncommon to see a fullness develop around her middle. While most weight and body fat increases can be attributed to lifestyle

10 Tips for Healthy Grilling

It’s Fourth of July weekend! Chances are your plans include grilling – not much is more American than a good ol’ cook out. The grill can be an excellent cooking tool to create delicious texture and flavor. However, applying high heat and flames to protein-rich meat can form heterocyclic amines (HCAs), a group of compounds

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Ugly Veggies Need Love Too

Last year I caught an interesting documentary on channel 8 titled, “Just Eat It.” The film explores the issue of food waste in North America through the trials and tribulations of Jen and Grant, a foodie couple that decides to become “freegans” for six months and subsist on food that would otherwise be thrown away.

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