Living the WELL Life


Perfect Calm-Down Dinners

Looking for a dinner to wind you down after a hectic day? I share some calming ingredients in this video...  Read more


$27 MillionTo Defeat Your Right To Know

It's crunch time, kids! It's time to stand up to these industry bullies and demand better. We have the right to know what's in our food so we can make an informed choice about what we eat. If we stand by and wait for someone else to take action, we will lose our food supply. It's that simple. Support the people doing the work; use your voice to educate and inform...and vote with your dollar. Sending a clear message that we won't sit idly by and allow our food to be compromised is the only way to win this fight.

Read the article to see what I mean:  Full Article

-Christina  Read more


Top Ten Ways to Beat the Heat

The days are heating up…summer is so-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o here. And we love every steamy moment of it.

We do love summer, right?

There are ways to eat the help us manage the heat and humidity that is the signature of what seems like one long outdoor party. Choosing your foods wisely at this time of year will help you to stay calm, cool and collected. There’s no reason at all to wilt and wither.  Read more


Men, Men, Men (A must take class for both men and women!)

Sunday, Oct. 12 - 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM - $30.00 
Ah, men.  We love them; can’t live without them.  We want them to be healthy and strong, full of vitality.  And yet, cancer and heart disease can steal the health of our beloved boys.   Read more


KFC Is At It Again

We hear it every day. Our kids are at risk; we are at risk; the planet is at risk. Much of this ‘risk’ can be put down to the food we choose to consume. Experts parade across our television screens telling us to eat real food and skip the junk. Documentaries flood movie screens telling us of the dangers of processed foods.

And then KFC hits us between the eyes.  Read more


Who Has Time for That?

Watching a cooking show the other day, I saw an ad for Marie Callendar pot pies talking about how the crust is made from scratch and the ingredients simmered with love and care. And then the ad said “who has time for that? Marie Callendar, that’s who.” Seriously? Are we going to fall for this yet again?   Read more


Roundup Rip Off

Whenever the episode on GMO’s runs on public television, my office phone rings off the hook and my website blows up with irate people telling me that I don’t know what I am talking about…that glyphosate is an herbicide, not a pesticide; that it won’t harm our guts like it harms the bugs and I should get my facts straight.  Read more


Why We Cook

Why do we cook?

Anthropologists tell us that cooking is what ultimately makes us human, differentiating us from other species in that cooking created community. We gathered around the fire…cooking and eating together.

They also tell us that cooking helped us to pre-digest food, fueling our brains more efficiently, allowing us to evolve into having larger brains with a capacity for creativity and smaller guts since we could spend less time (actual hours) chewing. Once our brains evolved, we became the community of humans we are today, for better or for worse.  Read more


Workout Your Heart

I know what you're thinking. This is the one where she gives us that tired old advice of exercising daily.

And while that is essential to heart health (really essential...), I am thinking about working out your heart in another way...    Read more


Why Does the Food Industry Want to Block GMO Label Laws?

An article appeared in Bloomberg Business Week on February 6 that should have us nervous about the future of our food…and asking a lot of questions.

The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food includes twenty-nine members representing companies like PepsiCo, the world’s largest manufacturer of snack food and Monsanto, as well as the National Corn Growers Association, the National Restaurant Association and the American Beverage Association.  Read more



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