Tip of the Week

Read more to learn a bit more about living nutritiously, with tips on cooking, quality food selection, seasonal eating, NYC restaurants, the latest news in nutritional science and more!

It’s HOT! Eat foods that help you COOL OFF

The City is alive and bright! The streets and greenmarkets are buzzing with the energy and abundance of the season. But, the oppressive heat and humidity in NYC is starting to take its toll, so here are a few tips to keep you cool, energized and protected under the hot sun:
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Posted by Andréa in Seasonal Eating June 26th, 2012 | No Comments

Genetically Modified Foods: The Horror and the Hope

I always knew genetically modified foods (GMO’s) were harmful, but I didn’t realize HOW much so until I recently went to a talk by Jeffrey Smith, a foremost expert on GMO’s. He clarified not only the devastating consequences to our health, society and environment, but also showed that it only takes a small amount of effort for us to eliminate GMO’s from our diets and eventually from our food system.
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Posted by Andréa in Uncategorized May 3rd, 2012 | No Comments

Acidic v. Alkaline Foods: Does it Matter?

Many debate the validity of the popular Acid-Alkaline Diet. It claims that most foods cause the body’s pH to become either acid or alkaline, and that disease has roots in consuming an overly acidic diet. But is this true?
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Posted by Andréa in Nutrients April 19th, 2012 | No Comments

Is Your Brain on FIRE?

I’m sure you’ve heard of chronic low-grade inflammation. But what is it? How does it effect your brain? And where’s the extinguisher?!
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Posted by Andréa in Uncategorized April 12th, 2012 | No Comments

Eat Fat Lose Fat

Eat Fat Lose Fat, a book by Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon, is a must read to understand how dietary fat influences our biology so you can not only melt fat, but also optimize every cell in your body. It’s information will shock you and open your eyes to a whole new culinary world.
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Posted by Andréa in Nutrients February 13th, 2012 | No Comments

Power Soup

If there were one super simple thing you could do for your health, what would it be? Miso Soup! And making it the healthy way (NOT instant miso soup) is as easy as brewing tea.
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Posted by Andréa in Recipes February 1st, 2012 | No Comments

Is it Time for a New Doctor?

There are great doctors out there, but there are plenty of bad ones that may unknowingly bring harm to you and your loved ones. So to help you choose the right one for you, here are some excerpts from the Hippocratic Oath to judge whether or not your doc is practicing medicine as s/he ought to be:
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Posted by Andréa in Uncategorized January 28th, 2012 | No Comments

A simple trick to keep warm

Ginger tea! And it’s so easy to make…

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Posted by Andréa in Recipes, Seasonal Eating January 9th, 2012 | No Comments