Olive Oil; A Small Part of a Much Larger Issue

The pros and cons about olive oil will likely continue to be a contentious and hotly debated issue for the foreseeable future. Even when seeking expert opinion in sources such as well-respected medical journals one encounters vigorous debate about every aspect of olive oil from the original source of the olives, to whether or not […]

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La Scuola at Eataly in Chicago

La Scuola at Eataly Chicago: It was a wonderful evening with a very different venue with presentation and a farm to table dinner created by a very talented chef at Eataly. When I took this assignment I wasn’t sure how it would work out but quickly realized that the group attending was fully engaged and wanted to […]

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Do You Know What’s in That Bottle of Olive Oil?

The topic of olive oil and the pros and cons of its health benefits have become extremely controversial over the past decade by authorities and self-prescribed authorities alike.  What we hear from the media and even the American Heart Association, provide differing and conflicting information with a wide range from “olive oil is the worst […]

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Health Benefits of the Italian Lifestyle – From Italy to America!

Curious about the health benefits of the Italian Lifestyle? “From Italy to America” is Eataly Chicago’s newest class series — and you’re invited to join us for dinner and conversation about the benefits of “la dolce vita!” “Eataly” has engaged local experts to host a conversation in their cooking school, La Scuola, in learning about […]

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Physician Conference on Nutrition! A Huge Success!

The third annual Physician’s conference on nutrition was held in Chicago at The Chopping Block, located in the Merchandise Mart, on June 3rd, 2018.  This unique venue is the only conference of it’s type; not only in the Chicago area but most likely in the United States as well!  Attendees came from 9 states to […]

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The Power of Plants to Eliminate Free Radicals

Inflammation, caused by free radicals, is cited as the underlying cause of over 80 inflammatory diseases. The answer to stopping inflammation lies in getting enough antioxidants to stop free radical reactions. Where can we get these antioxidants? You may have guessed in, it a whole food plant based diet. Lisa Murray RDN, LD provides a […]

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