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July 2015

The DARK Act Passes…Now What?

I was traveling through Sicily when I heard the news. What has been dubbed as The DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know) or HR 1599 (Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015) passed with a majority of votes, backed largely by House Republicans. The vote is discouraging: 250-150, not exactly what might be called close.

Beating the Heat, Italian Style

I spend a lot of time in Italy, where the summers simmer, I would do some investigating into natural ways to beat the heat. As many of you know, Italians are not really into air conditioning; at least not like Americans. It’s an expensive proposition and uses tremendous precious resources. And yet, they are cheerful and sunny all summer long.

What’s the secret?

Olive Oil and Your Heart…A Healthy Combination

There’s a lot of talk these days about

Gelato, Gelato, Gelato

The summer is hot. We all want ice cream. It’s a treat synonymous with the season. But isn’t it unhealthy for us? Not these recipes! Enjoy!

Simple Vanilla Gelato
This easy to make gelato has all the creaminess we love about this treat without the fat and sugar we don’t.

Makes 6-8 servings

One reason Italians live so well… lentils!

I admit it. I am completely obsessed with

Healthy Travel

It’s that time of year. We hop in the car or head to the airport to enjoy some well-earned downtime to chill with friends and loved ones…a time to refresh our bodies, minds and souls so we can take on the adventures of life with serenity and grace.

We've talked about healthy road trips and the best ways I know to ensure your health and vitality when you’re driving around this great country of ours…or any other country.