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Homemade Kale Chips

Homemade Kale Chips

Kale has been the vegetable du jour, lately, and for many good reasons.  A one cup serving (chopped) of fresh kale leaves has over 130% of the daily RDA for Vitamins A and C, and is a good source of potassium, calcium, and Vitamin B-6, with around 10% of the...[Read more...]

The Best And Worst At The Gym:  Stationary Machines (Part I)

The Best And Worst At The Gym: Stationary Machines (Part I)

From traditional "Nautilus-style" machines to TRX and kettlebells, fitness centers and gyms are now full with various types of strength training equipment to meet everyone's taste.  But just because it's there, doesn't mean it's effective. As I have been choosing what types of machines and equipment to purchase for the new...[Read more...]

5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Intake Of Fruits And Vegetables

5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Intake Of Fruits And Vegetables

After recently cutting out dairy and grains from my life (difficult, but I'm feeling much better), I've been forced to eat a lot more fruits and vegetables than I'm used to, which of course is a good thing.  Over the past two weeks I've been trying out new recipes, especially...[Read more...]

Should You Consider An Elimination Diet?

Should You Consider An Elimination Diet?

First, it's important not to confuse an elimination diet with a detox diet.  Detox diets address the belief that the body is full of toxins, from the environment and the food we eat.  In order to remove those toxins, a period of self-starvation, herbal supplementation, and other means (sometimes purging...[Read more...]

Baked Vegetables with Ricotta, Pesto and Balsamic Glaze

Baked Vegetables with Ricotta, Pesto and Balsamic Glaze

Recently, I had one of the most delicious dinners I've eaten in a long time, surprisingly at a hotel's restaurant while attending a conference.   It was a vegetarian meal consisting of grilled vegetables on top of grilled ricotta cheese with pesto, a spicy mayonnaise, and a balsamic glaze drizzled...[Read more...]