Submitted by Christina on January 16, 2020 - 10:20am
It’s been a long time since I was in a kitchen full time. Most of my days now are spent testing recipes, writing articles, planning and teaching cooking classes, serving on a number of non-profit boards, traversing the globe teaching and hosting groups.
I consult with restaurants on healthy vegan menu items. On those occasions…in the kitchen, I miss the action of ‘the line.’ I miss the heat, the stress, the camaraderie of the kitchen crew, the ‘family meal’ before service, the gorgeous plates, the decompress after an 18-hour day…all of it. Back in the day, I loved all of it.
Submitted by Christina on March 4, 2019 - 9:23am
According to a study published in BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal), frequent consumption of fried foods can lead to a serious outcome: early death. Yup; you read right…early death.
Researchers looked at data from 100,000 women followed since the mid 1990’s. Now between the ages of 50-79, these women’s data has revealed some not so surprising results.
Those who said they consumed 1 serving of fried food each day had an 8% higher chance of early death compared with women who ate little or no fried food.
Submitted by Christina on March 4, 2019 - 9:20am
My husband, who I adore, loves Time magazine. Yup, good old fashioned Time magazine.
I’m not such a big fan but every now and then, I see an article that piques my interest and inspires me to write. This week I read such an article.
The first line of the article reads, “If you want to eat something for better health, make it fiber.” I turned to the front cover to be sure I wasn’t reading a vintage magazine from the ‘90’s…’80’s or ‘70’s since fiber has been touted as an essential building block of wellness for decades.
Submitted by Christina on August 29, 2018 - 12:03pm
I am at it again, ranting about cancer and the fact that we continue to “wage war” on this disease but yet, what are we accomplishing?
It’s the time of year when we will once again, Stand Up to Cancer, watching on all networks as celebrities in their designer tee shirts ask us to donate to groundbreaking research to end cancer. Again.
Submitted by Christina on April 17, 2018 - 8:57am
We live in challenging times. Our political system is in upheaval; our food supply is under assault by big business interests who care only for profit, not for quality. Our fragile planet groans under the weight of our excesses. Our healthcare costs are through the roof, leaving many of us feeling unsettled about the quality of care we could receive…if we needed it.
Submitted by Christina on February 7, 2018 - 10:28am
I will admit that I have been on something of a long rant these days as I watch junk food being peddled to us as real food and the accompanying pharmaceutical ads (with their breathy disclaimers of side effects) supposed to ward off the impact of these foods on humans.
Submitted by Christina on August 29, 2017 - 10:46am
It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Childhood Obesity Awareness Month so let’s talk about our kids and their wellness, shall we?
I’ll start this article by saying that I don’t have kids. I always say when other young women were getting married and having babies, I was getting married and healing from cancer.
Submitted by Christina on August 9, 2017 - 11:50am
What’s Going on with Our Colons?
The news was big…and somber…and apparently, shocking for many people, including experts.
Submitted by Christina on January 23, 2017 - 11:39am
Can you feel like a new person in just 3 short days? Can you undo the damage you did over the holiday season? This 3-day plan can put your feet on the path to regaining your energy, looking like you’ve taken to napping and glowing with vitality.
Keep it simple; follow this plan for three days…just three days. It’s a nutrient-dense, easy to digest power plan that will restore your radiant glow.
Submitted by Christina on January 3, 2017 - 12:05pm
Perimenopause and You
I get asked about this life condition a lot so I thought I would take the time to do some research and get you some good information on how to manage it.
Perimenopause literally means “around menopause” and indicates the onset of certain symptoms as your body transitions from childbearing to menopause. The name fits this life stage perfectly as everyone experiences is differently or at different times…or both! Some women begin perimenopause as early as their 30’s but most women begin to feel the changes in their 40’s and 50’s.