How to Make a Smoothie Bowl That Talks to Your Genes

How to Make a Smoothie Bowl That Talks to Your Genes

Here’s my go-to simple formula for building a better smoothie bowl that has food-gene potential in 6 easy steps. I provide you with easy tips on how to include ingredients that are beneficial for your genes and overall health.

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Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipes

Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipes

We love these renditions of quinoa and edamame salads. The recipes are packed full of bioactives that will get your genes talking! In this article I share three unique ways to add some flavor and flair to edamame quinoa salads.

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What is Nutrigenomics?

What is Nutrigenomics?

How to use the exciting new area of science called nutrigenomics (nutrition + genomics) to create the best path for your health

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How to know what to eat

How to know what to eat

How do you know what to eat? In this article, I am going to answer the questions: Why do we eat? Do we know what to eat? How do we know what to eat?

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Keto, Detox: Are They Right For Your Genes?

Keto, Detox: Are They Right For Your Genes?

It is no secret that nutrigenomics is redefining how we shop for and prepare food that nourishes us. I have written extensively on the topic, but in this post, the first of two about my passion for nutrigenomics, I want to share more about WHY I believe so deeply in this new area of science and how it impacts health. Let’s cover some basics and then I’ll jump into how we use nutrigenomics to fine tune whether the hot diet topics of ketogenic and detox diets are right for your genes.

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Herbs and Spices That Help Your Genes Dance To The Body’s Music

Herbs and Spices That Help Your Genes Dance To The Body’s Music

Most of us do not have unlimited amounts of money to spend on food. We like to stretch our food dollar, spotting good deals when we can and saving money at the checkout. Another way to look at food budgeting is to ask yourself this question:  how can I get the best return on my food dollar investment? In other words, rather than looking at total food dollars spent, change the value question. Ask yourself, which ingredients can I buy that deliver the most amount of nourishment and value to my body per penny spent? This indeed may reshape your food purchasing ideas and make your genes dance at the same time.

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STRIKE UP A CONVO WITH YOUR GENES, THE MEDITERRANEAN WAY

STRIKE UP A CONVO WITH YOUR GENES,  THE MEDITERRANEAN WAY

In my last blog post, I talked about the significance of the wild herbs and plants that frequently adorn the plates of people across the Mediterranean Region. Growing food in the backyard and scouring the mountainsides and fields for fauna and flora has always been part of the Mediterranean plate, regardless of the country or region. Added raw to salads,  simply sautéed with a finishing sprinkle of fresh herbs or steeped in teas, often referred to as “mountain teas,” these freebies of nature are a staple to daily plates

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THE MEDITERRANEAN. OLD DIET. NEW THOUGHTS

THE MEDITERRANEAN. OLD DIET. NEW THOUGHTS

The Mediterranean Diet is often referred to as the “gold standard” of diets, touted by experts around the world as “the diet” to follow. Rich in vegetables and fruit, legumes and sometimes seafood, this eating style appears to hit all the nutrition targets anyone could need. Interestingly, the Mediterranean region spans three continents and 23 countries, where each country has its unique culture and culinary style. The foods of Southern Italy are not the same as Tunisia or Turkey, but the people are still eating the “Mediterranean Diet.” So how can the diet of a  region with such food diversity be labeled the “healthiest?” 

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SAY HELLO TO BIOACTIVES

SAY HELLO TO BIOACTIVES

As a health enthusiast, selecting and preparing foods that nourish you is part of your daily routine. No doubt those foods include a bountiful collection of fruit and vegetables claiming their rightful space in your kitchen. Plentiful research shows that produce is both healthy and “good for you,” but now we know even more about how they shape our health

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GENETICS AND GENOMICS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Hardly a day seems to go by without some kind of mention of DNA testing, along with the words genetics and genomics. The question then becomes. Is there a difference between them, and more importantly from where I sit, what is their relevance to you and your health?

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