Do you have GI issues?

Talking about bowel function is a national pastime. Mothers monitor diaper catchings of their children with diligence, frequently keeping logs. Old people obsess abut what comes out or, rather, what doesn’t. Gastrointestinal (GI) function may top weather conversation among the AARP set. And, of course, boys from the time they can speak until, well, death […]

Going gluten free

Going gluten free is a big deal for most people. I’ll go out on a limb with zero substantiation (other than the looks of panic from my clients) and say that it’s a big deal for all people. Gluten is pervasive in the US food supply and in the American diet. And we really enjoy […]

Health resolutions for the new year

Post holidays at the beginning of the year is a typical time for resolutions — a time to change our lives for the better. January only competes with pre bathing suit season for getting in shape. It’s the time of the year that clients ask me about weight loss and eating better. Here are a […]

Comfort food & gluten-free baking

Is it the impending snow storm, reading “Julie & Julia” on a Kindle, or gazing at the photos in Don Pintabona’s “The Shared Table: Cooking with Spirit for Family & Friends?” No one in my family really cares. They’re just happy that I decided to cook. It’s cold outside. Comfort food recipes come to mind. I […]

Gluten-free brownies

We were invited to a Chanukah celebration, which my son refers to as latke night. That’s because one year he ate 27 of them. I offered to bring baked goods. The hostess demurred. She was concerned that my offerings would be gluten-free and cardboard-like. Since the age of 12 I have been known for my […]

Food & addiction

A study in Neuroscience wonders about the similarities between junk food junkies and, well, junkies. In an experiment, rats that were given unlimited amounts of junk food had similar addictive behaviors to rats addicted to heroin. The researchers believe this occurred because the pleasure centers of the brains of rats becomes less responsive as the […]

Nutrition heals in many ways

Nutrition heals may have new meaning. At the very last minute, I signed up for a special dinner at Applewood Brooklyn featuring Lucky Dog Organics. Patrons sit at communal tables, which, of course, encourages conversation with strangers. Within minutes, I discovered that our table mates had a home in the same upstate town as my […]