Favorite Things, 2012

Good bye, 2012! It’s been a whirlwind year for me professionally, and I’m looking forward to even more growth in 2013. I spent much of this year designing and teaching three new graduate-level courses for Tai Sophia’s MS in Nutrition & Integrative Health program, and continued to teach my course in Pharmacognosy at NYCC. I […]

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Week 2, October Unprocessed

Better late than never, right? I’ve finally finished my week 2 meal plan for October Unprocessed 2012, and I’m excited to try some new recipes this week. Some thoughts on last week’s progress: I finally made almond milk, and it was delicious. I added a hearty splash of vanilla and some lovely Penzey’s cinnamon. I […]

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October Unprocessed Challenge

I’m excited to be participating in the October Unprocessed Challenge this year, hosted by Eating Rules. I invite all of my clients who are working on increasing fertility to join us, and of course steering clear of processed foods is also wise during pregnancy.  Andrew over at Eating Rules encourages you to customize the challenge […]

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Air travel in early pregnancy

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Many of my newly pregnant clients have concerns about flying during very early pregnancy.  The first trimester can feel very vulnerable and uncertain, particularly if you have a history of miscarriage or if it you have been trying to conceive for a long while. When I received an email recently asking about the risks, I […]

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Thoughts on GRAS Herbs

Herb folks are probably familiar with the acronym GRAS, which stands for “generally recognized as safe.” I often hear students, practitioners and even big-time teachers & leaders in the field casually calling certain herbs GRAS, implying that this should set our minds at ease when it comes to safety issues. Let’s take a closer look […]

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Treats & Kids

Parents often ask me how to handle treats & junk foods. Should they be banned? Offered in moderation? Given freely? As usual, there is no easy answer. One thing I can tell you is that completely eliminating treats & junk foods from your child’s eating experience is simply delaying the inevitable. They WILL be exposed […]

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Herbs for a Hurting Heart

Over the past few weeks, a community of which I am a part has been badly shaken.  A respected leader and mentor has been accused of serious misconduct, and as a consequence a whole community is questioning its roots. The heart can be broken not only by romantic relationships but when any intimate relationship – […]

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