Middle School Nutrition – Making A Difference

Speaking to middle school kids about nutrition was a new experience. The school was large, over 1000 kids, and I spoke with 250 of them last Friday – 5 classes each with 50 students. They were engaged and attentive. I was  impressed with their questions and I loved interacting with them. I took this assignment […]

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These Are the World’s Healthiest Nations

Bloomberg has just published it’s annual report on the world’s healthiest nations. Spain has surpassed Italy as the healthiest nation but only by a “hair.” Take a look at the top 20 healthiest nations. Where did the U.S. end up? Worst than last year at number 35. You can read the entire article here. 

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What We Can Learn From the Italian Lifestyle

The magnificence of Italy’s beauty is undisputed in the world. We are fortunate when we are able to visit while on vacation, or through photos – many of them posted on Facebook and Instagram. And yet, I wonder, of all travelers that visit Italy how many get to experience, if even at a minimum, a […]

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Where Do You Get Your Protein?

As I continue to see clients and speak at public events about plant based nutrition, one of the most frequently asked questions that I receive is “where do you get your protein?” I’m still a bit amazed at the focus individuals place on the concern that if we aren’t eating meat we must be protein […]

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Where Do You Get Your Protein?

“Where do you get your protein?” It’s the question I hear most often whether I am meeting a new patient, doing a speaking engagement or having casual conversation with friends and (sometimes) family when I’m extolling the benefits about whole food, plant based eating. (Notice I said “whole food plant based” and not vegan. Vegan […]

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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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