The controversy continues about coconut oil. Is it beneficial for your health, should you consume it daily, and the “beat goes on” about the pros and cons. I’m constantly looking for good research on the subject and today came across this article from Nutrition Action that actually sites some research studies that I will be […]
The incidence of diabetes has grown exponentially and it is reported that 29 million people have diabetes in the U.S. and another 86 million are pre-diabetic! Yikes that’s about 1/3 of our nation! Well, you may not be surprised to hear from me that the incidence of diabetes (type II, formerly called adult onset) can […]
This two hour class offered through the Infinity Foundation provides all necessary information for understanding gluten, other compounds in wheat, their effect on the body and a clear understanding of IBS, Celiac Disease and other related conditions connected with gluten. The class will end with a brief presentation of great ideas and tips when cooking […]
In this guest blog, Dean Ornish, MD, founder of the University of California San Francisco’s Preventive Medicine Research Institute and the eponymous diet, argues that lifestyle change — including but not limited to diet — is good medicine. Dean Ornish is a recognized pioneer in the field of reversing chronic disease with diet and lifestyle. His […]
Finally, finally, plant based diet is getting the press it deserves. When the President of the American College of Cardiology speaks maybe it will be heard.
Spring and summer classes at “The Academy” have been amazing in many ways. I’m absolutely enthralled with the growing interest in this cuisine and all the wonderful people I have had the pleasure to meet. It’s exciting and humbling at the same time. I’ve had many requests for new classes and they will begin again […]
Today’s class officially finishes the summer schedule at “The Academy.” It was a special private class for a very special group of people. The conversation about nutrition, lifestyle, chronic disease, plus the cooking and finally the lunch to celebrate with new friends made it an extraordinary day!
We “took the plunge” this spring and put in an edible garden and we couldn’t be happier. It’s a testament to what organic, local and fresh is all about. Although the garden is loaded with amazing vegetables right now and many tomatoes (we couldn’t resist) it will be planted with winter crops in the fall […]
In 2009 Benji Kurtz was near his heaviest weight at 278 pounds. At 5’5″ he was considered severely obese. He went from size 50 paints to size 31! Read on for his incredible story.
It’s been a great two months of cooking classes at “The Academy.” We covered a lot of material, tasted delicious recipes and enjoyed wonderful lunches together. Enrollment has been increasing and in the past two months we’ve had almost 50 new students, including our two youngest students ever who attended today (11 and 14 years […]