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Food IS Medicine

As you know, I just got back from the Food as Medicine conference in Bethesda, MD. I spent 4 glorious days listening to the rock stars of holistic/integrative medicine and nutrition, like Mark Hyman MD, Neal Barnard MD,  Kathie Swift MS RD, and Chef Rebecca Katz. This conference was reinforcement that integrative nutrition is 100% [...]

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Food as Medicine Day 3 Recap

Yesterday was a super-full day with incredible lectures, another delicious meal by Chef Rebecca Katz, and information that will take me months to process! I’m  bit short on time right now (extra glass of wine last night is slowing me down!), so here’s the recap for yesterday: Simplifying Supplements by Kathie Swift, MS, RD -Supplements [...]

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Alternative is the new mainstream-FAM day 1 Recap

I am joyfully blogging from my hotel room at the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s Food as Medicine Conference. Yesterday I spent an entire day in a room with 300 like-minded colleagues: doctors, RD’s, nutritionists, therapists, all joined together to learn more about integrative nutrition. For once I’m not the woo-est one in the room [...]

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Whipped Cream Showdown

Right now I’m sitting at my desk at work, staring straight into the fluffy, creamy face of my  arch enemy: whipped cream. But this is no ordinary can of Redi Whip. This is homemade, fluffed by my coworker’s very competent hands, and involves three ingredients: cream cheese, cool whip, and whipping cream. Cue Homer Simpson [...]

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Gin & Juice? Gin & Tonic? C&C Answers

I got a fabulous question from a C&C reader who asks: Curious about this: *With hard liquor, drink it straight up (and dirty), or with club soda. Nix the fruity mixers and tonic. Why is tonic not okay? I thought it was the same thing as club soda-carbonated water… -Lisa Let’s attack this one, shall [...]

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The food pyramid was SO last year. Hello Food Plate!

Big news today in the nutrition world, and twitter is certainly buzzing! Do you remember the food pyramid? I’m sure you recall back in the day the icon with the bread on the bottom and the sweets at the top, and that you never paid any attention to it. In recent years, the food pyramid [...]

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