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Choosing a Cleanse Right for You

Choosing a Cleanse Right for You

As we begin a new year, some people turn to cleansing to jumpstart themselves into a healthier lifestyle, rid their bodies of toxic buildup and shed a few pounds. Many turn to programs that are based on eating refined powders, drinking only shakes and/or taking pills. There are natural alternatives available, however, which involve eating whole foods that are recognizable in the produce aisle. These whole-foods programs give you equal results, with the added benefit of an easy transition into a […]

Sweeten up the Holidays without Added Sugars

Sweeten up the Holidays without Added Sugars

They holidays are synonymous with celebrations and parties filled with extra treats and sweets.  We can enjoy these festivities with fervor and flavor without all the added sugar that is contributing to inflammation and illnesses including diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome.  In fact one-third of our children are battling obesity, and it is projected that 1 in 4 children born in 2000 will develop diabetes.  This really hits home for me because my oldest daughter was born in […]

Color Your Holiday Meals with Nutrition

Color Your Holiday Meals with Nutrition

​Halloween is Friday.  People are booking their flights home for Thanksgiving, and Christmas decorations are already for sale everywhere!  As we decorate for the holidays, let us not forget how to plan our menus and adorn our plates with plenty of colorful, whole foods in season.  It’s easy when you start thinking of what to serve based on what is in season.  Let Mother Nature be your guide.  She provides us with foods in a variety of colors wrapped up in fi […]

The Feng Shui of Seasonal Food

The Feng Shui of Seasonal Food

A couple of years ago, I was speaking at the Danville library on How to Eat with the Seasons, and a lovely lady by the name of Marsha Cheung Golangco stayed after my talk and asked me to write a chapter in her upcoming book about The Power of Feng Shui for Green Living.  One year later, as I was again speaking at the Danville library, this time on Eating Organic, she handed me a copy of her book with my section on Seasonal Food.  Thank you Marsha for including me in your quest to shar […]

Buy Organics – Should I?

Buy Organics – Should I?

So what is the buzz about buying organic foods?  What does that “USDA Organic” label mean?  Why does organic food cost more?In my practice, I’m constantly educating patients about how to nourish their bodies with food that is “clean and nutrient dense.”  Eating organic is big step towards eating to improve health not only for your body, but also for our planet and the bodies of future generations. Definition of OrganicOrganic refers to the way […]

Blending vs. Juicing

Blending vs. Juicing

One of the most popular questions I receive from my awesome community, is “What’s the difference between juicing and blending?” I love to do both, but for different reasons, so I thought I would take a few lines here to describe why.As a nutritionist people are always asking me, “Angela, which is better, blending smoothies or juicing veggies?” And I answer, “Well that depends on why you want to blend or juice and what you blend or juice.”​Both smoothies and r […]

Need a Boost?  10 Immune Boosting Foods

Need a Boost? 10 Immune Boosting Foods

Q: What foods can I feed my family to ward of colds and flu this season?A: With fall upon us and temperatures dropping, people are catching colds and getting sick. Help protect your family by feeding them these 10 immune boosting foods 10 IMMUNITY BOOSTING FOODSGrapefruits are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids which are natural chemical compounds found to increase immune system activation. If you are not fond of grapefruits, eat their cousins – oranges and tangerines, other vitamin C […]

Sycamore Elementary Garden Club Kick Off!!

Sycamore Elementary Garden Club Kick Off!!

On Thursday, Sycamore Valley Elementary’s science teacher Kim Lawrence joined me to kick off our Garden Club that meets on Thursdays at lunchtime. We have 7 weeks of fun planned to teach these eager 5th graders about where their food comes from, the power food has to make them healthy and strong, and how to care for the earth to grow more nutritious food. During our 7 weeks we will be growing and harvesting spinach and radishes, setting up a worm composter fed with scraps from […]

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