Health Concerns

Posts in this section discuss specific links between certain health conditions and what you eat or consume. As a health coach, education is an important component of my approach -- though I stress that serious conditions always require the professional advice of a physician.

Kale and Oxalates

“I have just been told that kale is extremely high in oxalates and that they can be very dangerous to one’s health if one’s body doesn’t have the healthy gut flora which break oxalates down for elimination. Any info on this topic?”

Let’s Stop Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is raging out of control around the world… it is the fastest spreading medical condition of our time. But there is a simple solution to Type 2 diabetes that involves improving one’s diet and lifestyle.

Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize Wish

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out movement to teach every child about food. See how you can get involved for Food Revolution Day…


I’ve talked about the health wonders of superfoods – highly nutritious foods that come with a host of vitamins, minerals along with special healing compounds. But some superfoods are even more “super” than others, I’ll refer to them as “Über-Superfoods”!

What’s Bugging You?

Our guts are an ecosystems of good and bad bacteria, but what happens when bad bacteria or fungi take over? In this post, I’ll cover the natural foods that fight germs — and thus get you started towards better intestinal wellbeing…

Could It Be Orthorexia?

Most people working in the health field have some familiarity with disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and emotional overeating, but few could imagine that there is another disorder on the horizon that could tax to your time and mind, and have potential health implications as well.

Eat Naturally Gluten Free

Do you have a gluten sensitivity or are you just curious about trying gluten free on for size? There’s a brand new cookbook out by my friend Chef Olivia Dupin, a wonderful cook and graduate of the CIA.

Fifty Shades of Kale Cooking Class!

If ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ turned you on, just wait until you experience ’50 Shades Of Kale’! Join me February 4, 2013 from 6:15-10:15 pm at the Institute of Culinary Education on a journey of this leafy, vitamin-rich wonder…