(This post was originally published here.) I love to tell clients that one of my best beauty secrets is gelatin! For a lot of people, this is unthinkable. They don’t know that gelatin doesn’t have to be the junk food it was when my grandma (bless her cotton socks) was molding that day-glo stuff in a box into wiggly, jiggly shape for every holiday of the year. Continue reading
It’s been a beautiful summer here in the Bay Area so far. Yesterday’s holiday was a hot one, and today on my errands I saw so many people who are rocking the lobster look from too much sun exposure at their parades and barbecues. I’m a huge fan of preventing sunburn with good nutrition and good protection, but if you happen to be one of those who had a few to many (solar rays) yesterday, read on for how to work some summertime damage control.
In honor of Independence Day I wanted to write to you about lofty things like Liberty, Freedom, and Breaking the Chains of…sugar addiction. Sugar madness is no joke, but it will have to be addressed next week. Today it’s over 100 degrees out and my 6-months-pregnant self wants to share something a little simpler for your long holiday weekend…
For our first dispatch from the Smoothie Bar, allow me to offer this delicious frozen treat that tastes decadent but has nothing but good fat and great antioxidants… Continue reading
Fermented foods are among the best things we can eat to achieve radiant health and clear skin. The natural probiotics in real fermented foods aid digestion and give powerful antioxidant protection. I see so many clients who struggle with treatment-resistant acne. These same clients tend to have poor digestion, low energy, allergies, and other signs of general low immune system health. One thing I always recommend is adding more raw, cultured nutrition to the daily diet. You can buy artisanal raw sauerkrauts at your local natural food store that are delicious, but it will cost you at least $9 for the real thing. Real raw sauerkraut is so easy and cheap to make, you may as well make your own. Here’s how I do mine: Continue reading