Eat Some Beans Today

Beans have a central role in nearly every food culture around the world yet have lost their place on most American’s plates. The average intake is a little more than one serving per week – about 1/2 cup of cooked beans. A recent review of studies on the health impact of beans highlights the benefits…

Cancer and Diet

According to a recent study out of Harvard published in JAMA Oncology, 20-40% of cancer cases and half of cancer deaths are caused by four lifestyle factors: smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, lack of physical activity, and excessive body fat. The study included over 135,000 U.S. adults with data spanning nearly 25 years. Following a healthy…

Death Recipe

“If dye is on the label and you want to live, I suggest you don’t eat it.” Erica McMath gives us a first person account of the damage that our processed food culture afflicts on millions of Americans. She is funny, intelligent, perceptive and heartbreakingly honest. Watch her video here:  Death Recipe As you can…

My Medicine Cabinet

  Saturday was a very happy day for me as the Half Moon Bay farmers’ market reopened for the season. For me, this is the start of Spring when the variety of seasonal produce starts to increase and many of my favorite foods return: strawberries and fresh peas packed my shopping bags this week. I think of…

Food Heals Brains

We often think of nutrition and lifestyle when it comes to heart disease, kidney disease, or digestive problems. But would you turn to these tools to improve your mood? You should, the brain is an organ as well and can be healed with healthy habits. There are many studies showing that we can improve our…