3 Tips For Choosing Root Vegetables

Compared to leafy greens and other above-ground veggies, root vegetables can hang around for a long time without becoming limp, slimy or moldy. Also unlike surface-dwelling vegetables, roots don’t lose nutrients when exposed to air for long periods. These two options—plus roots’ low price, high nutrient content and versatility— are reason enough to add carrots, sweet potatoes, radishes, jicama, and

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The 5 gifts I am giving this year

Hello Gorgeous, The winter holidays are here: Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s. If you haven’t finished your gift shopping yet and are looking around for new and novel and inexpensive gifts to help your loved ones get healthy, I’ve got a few suggestions. These are the five gifts I am giving everyone in my life, both the nice and

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The Power of an Alkaline Breakfast

Secrets of an Alkaline Breakfast If you’re interested in healthy eating—and certainly if you’ve done a cleanse or other program with me—you know a bit about being alkaline. Think back to your high school or undergrad chemistry class. Do you remember those litmus papers? The ones we licked or spit on or (yuck!) dipped in our urine to find out

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend!

To celebrate both my new site—and autumn—I want to share a recipe from my autumnal cookbook, The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook (Sterling Publishing). Before I share, however, I want to talk just a bit about pumpkin pie spice. Who out there knows what this stuff is? If you’re not quite sure, it’s a somewhat arbitrary blend of warming spices (one

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Why people drink bone juice….

Have you noticed that bone broth is—as my kids say—a “real thing” now? How many emails have you received in the last month (this one included) talking about the stuff? Hashtags are devoted to it. Broth tasting bars are popping up in en vogue restaurants. Blogs are dedicated to it. Books are written on it. There are even bone broth

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