Do Carbs Cause Diabetes?

There's so much misinformation about carbohydrates causing diabetes, that I feel it's necessary to write this entry and share some truth about this non-existent correlation. I also want to say that while carbohydrates are blamed for everything from a spike in blood sugar levels to obesity, those of us who know the truth about healthy high … [Continue reading]

Should You Eat Walnuts?

I run into lots of people who avoid nuts, because they think that eating them will make them fat. While nuts do have some fat, eating them will not make you fat. In fact, eating nuts, especially walnuts, may save your life. It's no secret that I love Dr. Michael Greger - the fantastic, amazing, vegan doctor who always puts together videos that are … [Continue reading]

Did You Know? Prediabetes Increases Cancer Risk

According to a new study published in Diabetologia, prediabetes increases a person's risk for several cancers, including¬†endometrial, liver, stomach or colorectal cancers. Fortunately, researchers noted that lifestyle changes can treat and even prevent this condition. You can read more about the study here, but this is a reminder that doctors are … [Continue reading]

Delicious On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas

Lots of people are always asking me about healthy breakfast options, especially when they're pressed for time. This morning, I had a meeting in Downtown LA, so I made this smoothie and put it in a to-go cup. It was yummy, satisfying, and quick to make. I always have organic fruits in my freezer, bananas, greens, and organic flaxseeds. Even if I … [Continue reading]

Constipated? Skip the Dairy

Constipation remains one of the most common and consistent issues that my clients are experiencing. In fact, the more that I talk to people (whether they are my clients or not), the more that people will share with me that they are chronically constipated. I had a client who swore that he only had bowel movements once every two weeks. I had to ask … [Continue reading]

Love Your Body

In a time when, "thin is in" it can be easy to justify going to extreme measures to make your body match an ideal that society has created. I don't know about you, but I've certainly felt bombarded with images of women who are far thinner than I am - thinner than I'll ever be. I don't wish I looked like them, but there was a time when I'd stare at … [Continue reading]

Vegan Bagel Burger

I live next to a delicious gluten-free bakery, so I picked up some vegan, gluten-free bagels, and they're delicious! I make this burger bagel whenever I want something really filling; I actually made it today, but could only eat half of it at a time, so I saved the other half for later in the day. If you want something tasty, satisfying, and … [Continue reading]

A Perfect Dessert Smoothie

I absolutely love this smoothie! This blend of strawberries, pineapple, and coconut is perfect. I truly feel like I am on a gorgeous, tropical island when I am drinking this smoothie. I can honestly say that it makes the perfect dessert, as it's refreshing, sweet, and satisfying. This is the same as my Tropical Island Smoothie - please try it and … [Continue reading]

Blueberry Pineapple Banana Smoothie Bowl

I made this Blueberry Pineapple Banana Smoothie Bowl one day when I wanted to have a smoothie, but I also wanted to add other things to it. I ended up blending organic blueberries, pineapple, half a banana, and organic, ground flaxseeds. I chopped up the other half of the banana and put it on top. I've added walnuts, too. One time I had some … [Continue reading]

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

{Sliced oranges on my cutting board - yum!} When I went to visit my friend Felice in Ojai, we picked oranges from the gorgeous orange orchard that was essentially in her backyard. Ojai is filled with delicious, fresh, organic fruits and vegetables and people often leave bags of oranges on the side of the road where you can make a donation (based … [Continue reading]