Diet Science

There is no magic pill but Candice Rosen believes we all have the personal ability to cure much of what ails us. By Cuyler Gibbons Images Courtesy of Candice Rosen To call Candice Rosen self-assured would be to understate the obvious. She certainly is, but what she mostly is, is fully present. Focused intently on…

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Why do Some fall off the Healthy Wagon?

Why do Some fall off the Healthy Wagon?

Several of my clients have reverted to their old habits of slow death by eating. It is hard to imagine when someone is off medication, sleeping better, moving without shortness of breath, 40 pounds lighter, sitting more comfortably in an airplane seat, purchasing clothing 2 sizes smaller and generally feeling great – why in the…

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RECENT SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MIND ARTICLE: THE BEST DIET FOR YOUR BRAIN BY BRET STEKA

Finally the medical establishment (in particular, the sub specialty of psychiatry/neuroscience) feels there might be a link between what you eat and the way you think. It’s called Nutritional Psychiatry. Go figure! It appears their research is now targeted on what food/ingredients will ensure good mental health and cognitive staying power. Mr. Stetka states that…

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AVOCADO TOAD-IN-A-HOLE

Adapted from Nom Nom Paleo 1 large Avocado 1 Tablespoon of Ghee (clarified butter) 1 large free range egg “Dalmatia My `Mom’s Red Pepper Spread or Ajvar (found in Eastern European stores) One avocado will serve 2 or just you (you can use the other half for your snack with sliced almonds or as an…

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SIMPLE KALE RECIPE

Large bunch of kale torn into pieces (exclude stems, freeze them for later use when making vegetable soup), rinse & drain 3-4 cloves of garlic (not 3-4 heads of garlic!) sliced 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil 1 lemon Pinch of sea salt Heat (med) oil in large pan, add sliced garlic. When garlic looks like…

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CAULIFLOWER PIZZA (ADAPTED FROM THE WILLIAMS SONOMA PIZZA COOKBOOK)

One head of cauliflower, thick stems removed OR 2 bags of riced cauliflower found in the produce section at Trader Joe’s 3 tablespoons of almond flour or brown rice flour 3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese (or Vegan Parmesan cheese) 3 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella cheese (or Daiya/non dairy mozzarella cheese) 1 tablespoon of olive oil,…

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THE PNPROGRAM: VACATION EDITION

I left L.A. on May 17th, joining friends in Rome, then to London to visit my daughter, Jennifer. After enjoying London and a cycling trip to the Cotswolds, my husband returned to the States (somebody has to work!) while my daughter and I went on our adventure. We traveled to Paris, then to Lyon (where…

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FDA ADVISORY PANEL BACKS APPROVAL OF NEW DRUG TO FIGHT HEART ATTACKS

Nothing sadder than the promotion of yet another drug to decrease cholesterol. This new “statin” drug is an injectable one. How many lives will it save compared to the amount of money it will generate for the manufacturer? The job of a physician is to prevent, reverse, and heal the patient of disease; not mask…

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TIS THE SEASON TO VACATION

Summer and warm weather usually includes vacation plans. A chance to see new sites, explore other cultures, relax, and of course eat! For many, vacation signals an opportunity to ‘indulge’ in food and drink. “I don’t care, I’m going on vacation and I going to splurge;” “I’m going to treat myself. I work hard, I…

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SHAME ON TOM FRIEDEN!!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching its 2015 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign with a series of powerful new ads featuring former smokers who suffer from smoking-related illnesses, including vision loss and colorectal cancer. Beginning March 30, these ads will run for 20 weeks on television, radio, billboards, online, and in theaters,…

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THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK FOUNDATION

Last week my husband and I attended a very intimate party with a performance by Michael Feinstein. The talented singer, song writer and pianist is also the founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation located in Carmel, Indiana. The foundation celebrates American composers and the fabulous music they created. At the event, Michael introduced two…

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THE TRUTH BEHIND DIET SODA

The March 30, 2015 issue of Time Magazine features a story, “The Skinny on Diet Soda” written by Mandy Oaklander. The essence of the article is that diet soda makes you fat. That is something I knew ten years ago. Diet soda makes you gain weight and it is bad for your overall health. I…

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