Gut Check

Gut Check

“All disease begins in the gut.” ~Hippocrates   Short of ecological catastrophe, our diet is the most important environmental interaction we experience. We are quite literally bringing the outside environment into our own bodies; every day, several times a day. As we...
Food and Sex

Food and Sex

  “Good Food leads to Good Sex…as it should.” ~ Anthony Bourdain You’ve had an annoying day. No serious disasters on the home front, but enough nuisances to leave you quite piqued. The morning seems to trumpet in one fire after another, and after adding Smokey the...
Gluten: A Primer

Gluten: A Primer

To borrow a phrase, gluten-free is YUGE! Less than 18 months ago, the gluten-free market passed 23 billion (yes, billion with a “B”) in annual sales. Just four years earlier, that market stood at just over 11 billion dollars per year. That is a growth rate any hedge...
Cholesterol: A Story of Tradition

Cholesterol: A Story of Tradition

  “Here in Anatevka we have traditions for everything… how to eat, how to sleep, even, how to wear clothes…You may ask, how did this tradition start? I’ll tell you – I don’t know. But it’s a tradition….” -Tevye; Fiddler...
Wild, Farmed, or Pharm’d: What’s in your seafood?

Wild, Farmed, or Pharm’d: What’s in your seafood?

She calls to you, cool and tempting. Framed in the soft orange glow of a setting sun, her scent speaks of sea foam. You touch and feel her firm, yet gentle curves that bespeak a streamlined grace. You bring her closer and she whispers tasty images. The siren song is...
Morning Joe; A Fountain of Youth?

Morning Joe; A Fountain of Youth?

In the past, moderate coffee consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease and a reduced risk of early all-cause mortality. Recent discoveries into the gene variations that affect our individual coffee and caffeine...