Crunchy Oriental Salad

asian noodle saladCrunchy Asian Salad 1      head Napa (Chinese) cabbage, cut finely 2      ears corn, de-cobbed 1      carrot, grated 1/2    bunch cilantro, cut finely 1      small cucumber, peeled and cubed into 1/2-inch bites 1      tomato, diced, or 1/2 red pepper, diced 1      package Westbrae or Soken ramen noodles 1 1/2  teaspoons sesame oil 1/3    cup brown rice vinegar 2      tablespoons mirin - Japanese cooking sake 2      tablespoons tamari 2      Read more...

Only Six Spots Left for Two Days at Camp!

Highlights include Saturday night Giant Opening Party Fiesta with DJ Bran, two lectures by keynote speaker Michael Rossoff, daily yoga with Patricia Becker, a chance to meet our new camp director Jeanne Grosset, and time at Pinecrest Lake. Take advantage of this special two-day offer: arrive at noon Saturday and depart Monday at 2 pm. Cost: $295/adult, including cabin (and/or tent) space, all activities, interactive lectures, and seven (7) of the best meals you’ll ever eat away from home. Sign Read more...

Healthy Gut Bacteria

Caraway SauerkrautGood news - you can cultivate a new microbiota, formerly known as gut flora, in just 24 hours—by changing what you eat. “Did you know we are only 10% human? 90% of our cells are nonhuman, microbial cells. Since our diet influences our microbes, it’s true: We really are what we eat. Bacteria that live in our intestinal tract flourish off of colorful, plant-based foods.”The good news is that you can cultivate a new microbiota, formerly known as gut flora, in just 24 hours—by changing Read more...

Physicians Learn Benefits of Plant-based Diets

MJ Conboy phootos May16, 2016Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed healthcare organization in the United States, has published a remarkable nutritional update for physicians, telling them that healthy eating may best be achieved with a plant-based diet, defined as a regimen that “encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy and eggs as well as all refined and processed junk.” This is good news for Kaiser’s 10 million members, because following this advice leads to lower blood pressure; reversal or Read more...

Sugar Blues

sugar blues photo 3The following is from a book that made... dramatic improvements in my physical and emotional health: While preparing his recurring volume, A History of Nutrition, published in 1957, Professor E. V. McCollum (Johns Hopkins University), sometimes called America's foremost nutritionist, reviewed approximately 200,000 published scientific papers, recording experiments with food, their properties, and their effects on animals and humans. The material covered the period from the mid-18th century to Read more...