Category: Processed Foods

I had the good fortune of attending an event in Chicago, Farms to Forks which is three days full of lectures and food demonstrations geared to ¬†educate attendees about the power of health-promoting foods and the reality of health-harming foods. During the course of the weekend I was able to hear Dr. John McDougall, Dr. […]
Last week I attended and lectured at IHRSA(International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) 2013 Trade Show. IHRSA is a trade organization serving the health and fitness club industry with over 14,000 club members from 80 different countries. If you want to know what’s going on in the health and fitness world, you’ll find it here. […]
When I lost 50 pounds over 35 years ago, it was the first time in my life that I paid attention to the food I was putting in my body. It was also the first time I fell in love with cooking. Thirty-five years later I continue to learn about food, the good, the bad […]
While I was traveling last month I was sitting in an airport and watched a family finish off hamburgers and fries. One of the younger kids about 5 or 6 asked his Mom, “Do I have to eat all of it?” She responded, “Just eat it and be quiet.”¬† Hmm, my heart sank for 2 […]
For years, I’ve been telling people that weight loss is a byproduct of lifestyle, period. Yet many continue to jump on the latest diet trend in hopes of finding the miracle that once and for all melts unwanted fat and delivers the ideal body. Though intellectually people know that’s never going to happen, emotionally it’s […]
As the new year approaches,¬† gyms start gearing up for the onslaught of seasonal exercisers, while diet programs click their heels in glee, the money season is upon them, CHA-CHING! They are grateful for the over-imbibing, procrastinating, excuse-making, will-powerless customer. Magazines hope for record breaking sales as the latest fad diet or successful weight loss […]
(Reprinted from Sun-Times Media, Naperville Sun 7-20-11) When I was in elementary school, I planted my first flower, a marigold. As a third-grader, the evolution from seed to flower was amazing to watch. Ever since then, I have always appreciated those who had the patience and talent to grow a garden. Lucky for me, I […]
"In my opinion, food isn't the culprit in obesity, it is the lack of knowledge about food and the disrespect of food that has taken obesity to the level it is at today."
This past week, USA Today came out with a story that polled about 1000 people asking if they would rather have a million dollars or a great body. 1 out of 4 would rather have a perfect body than a million dollars. I don’t know about you, but I was wondering about health. Why wasn’t […]
There is an abundance of nutrition information on the internet, but what truly educates the reader about whole, healthy nutrition options that are sustainable and realistic. Some food for thought on what people buy into when it comes to nutrition and what things need to change to ensure that the health of our country improves and obesity numbers drop.