Why Food Could Be The Best Medicine of All

The power of food as medicine gained scientific credibility in 2002, when the U.S. government released results of a study that pitted a diet and exercise program against a drug treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Among people at high risk of developing diabetes, those taking metformin lowered their risk of actually getting diabetes by 31% […]

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The National Vegetarian Museum Has Traveled to Northbrook, IL

The National Vegetarian Museum has traveled to the Northbrook library! Join us for a tour and learn about the history of Vegetarianism in Chicago – who would have thought! Learn about the benefits of plant based nutrition for your personal health and also for sustaining the environment. Health Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition | Carol D’Anca […]

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Scalpel or spatula? Medical students have new required cooking course!

The booming field of culinary medicine is taking place and Tulane University is leading the way with a mandatory course in cooking for medical students. We are at the beginning of an exciting change where doctors will be as versed in preventing and reversing disease with diet as they are with prescribing medications. Dr. Stephen […]

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My Response to the Article in the Tribune;  “Meat Lovers, you’re winning the war”

Last week (October 13th) an article was published in the Chicago Tribune written by S.E. Cupp, a Washington based CNN contributor applauding our government administration for declining to urge Americans to eat less meat and to not upset the meat and dairy industries.  It’s this type of article that confuses the public and plays right […]

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Learning, Enjoying and Meeting New Friends at The Academy Cooking Class Yesterday

Classes at “The Academy” are a special time and I continue to be honored by the people that grace my door – always a wonderful group of amazing students. Our recipes yesterday included Moroccan style quinoa, fava bean salad, black bean and mango wraps, berry tart and almond and orange snacks – all naturally gluten […]

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