More to Consider About Coconut Oil

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 […]

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Reversing Diabetes

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 […]

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Gluten Sensitivity; Does it Affect You? Learn More on October 27th, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 PM

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 […]

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Dr. Dean Ornish Shares His Views on Diet as Good Medicine for Preventing and Reversing Chronic Disease

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 […]

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The Academy for Plant Based Nutrition and Cooking Will Re-Open in September

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 […]

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A Wonderful Class at “The Academy” Cooking Today

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!

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Organic Gardening; At its Best!

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 […]

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Plant Based No-Oil Cooking Classes Wrap Up at the Academy Today

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 […]

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