Compelling Facts

I’m told that as a population we no longer like to read but we prefer videos. However, I hope that many of you will take the time to read the compelling facts about the state of our health and the failure of the Standard American Diet.  Information below is taken from a healthcare website that […]

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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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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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