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Prostate Cancer – A Personal Story

This is a message from Tom Yei, who has been battling prostate cancer for five years. His experience can help anyone who is newly diagnosed and their loved ones. Getting a diagnosis of prostate cancer can be scary and confusing. I hope this information will help. – Denise   I am Tom, and I am […]

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Inflammation and Anxiety

Joe came into my office anxious, overweight and suffering from IBS. Joe came to see me to lose weight, and Joe was surprised that nutrition therapy could help with IBS. We were both surprised that nutrition therapy dramatically reduced his anxiety.   We worked together for eight sessions, over about five months. After the first […]

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Calm Your Inflammation is Here!

My first book, Calm Your Inflammation, is finally available and I want you all to be the first to know. Your kind words and support have been essential to this project and all of my work.    This book has been a labor of love. It is a simple, easy-to-implement plan for transitioning to an […]

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Aging in Place

Hello everyone! While I am finishing up my book, Kent Elliot has graciously agreed to give us the scoop on Aging in Place. Many of us want to stay at home during our golden years, and these modifications can make this a safe alternative. Enjoy! Safe at Home: Easy Accessibility Modifications for the Elderly Author: […]

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Grill Like a Pro, Part 2: Meats

Cooking meats on the barbecue grill is one of the pleasures of summer, and if we do it right we can stay healthy at the same time. A fantastic marinade is one of the secrets to grilling meat like a pro. This one is my favorite and it is fantastic on chicken, beef, pork, fish […]

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Fire Up Your Grill, Get Dinner Ready Fast

When the weather starts to heat up I turn to the grill to make a super-fast, healthy dinner that doesn’t heat up my whole kitchen. No dirty pots, pans or stove to clean either. You can make a whole meal on the grill in under 30 minutes., leaving you plenty of time to enjoy a […]

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Vegetarian Bowl Meal

How to Build a Great Bowl

Bowl meals are trendy here now, and for good reason. People have been making meals out of a bowl full of separate ingredients for thousands of years for good reason. Bowls are quick, easy to personalize and very satisfying.  The best bowls combine vegetables (raw or cooked or both!) with beans or tofu (if you […]

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How to Use Salt for Maximum Flavor and Minimum Sodium

Here’s what you need to know so you can salt your food without getting too much sodium. The most important thing to remember about salt is that it attracts water. That’s how salt increases our blood pressure. Over time, when we eat too much salt or sodium, it accumulates in our bloodstream. Water than enters […]

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Turnips are Sexy

I don’t think I’d ever had turnips until a few weeks ago, when inspired by Vivian Howard’s fabulous cookbook Deep Run Roots I picked up some baby turnips at the farmer’s market. They were unbelievably delicious and really easy to cook. Every week since I’ve picked up bunches of the little gems and they are […]

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Added Sugars: 37% Come from Soda

Avoiding added sugars is the fastest way to reduce inflammation, pain, and keep our body the size we want it to be. Its simple, but its not always easy. Sugar tastes good! Because sugar is a flavor everyone likes, its added to most processed foods. The consequence is we now are used to eating really […]

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