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Updated Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 List

I shop for a family of five and we rarely eat out so I am always trying to budget our grocery bills. When trying to eat healthy, this can be challenging.  If you are on a budget or have limited availability to organic produce, utilize the  Dirty Dozen list and shop organic for these fruits […]

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Best Health Apps for iPhone

There are TONS of apps available for iPhones, ipads, and other devices but it is hard to find ones that truly assist you through your wellness journey.  Most diet related apps focus solely on calories which is not useful in my mind (see my Nutrition Philosophy to understand why). After lots of research, we have […]

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Nutrition Myths

1. Myth: Everyone needs to consume milk and other dairy products to get enough Calcium. Facts: Nearly 85% of Americans are lactose and or casein intolerant, lacking the essential enzymes needed to digest milk and other dairy products. Moreover, humans are the only mammals that drink another mammal’s milk. Although milk is often considered the […]

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Meals for a Week

Planning Ahead Guide: The Key to Your Health! ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO COME HOME FROM WORK AND HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO PREPARE FOR DINNER? Whether you forgot to thaw the frozen chicken or simply don’t have the energy to plan and prepare a balanced healthy dinner, this guide will provide you […]

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Healthy Santa Barbara Restaurants and Markets

For such a small town, Santa Barbara sure has a lot to offer in the way of restaurants, cafes, grocery stores and other food outlets.  The tricky part is navigating your way through all of the enticing options to the ones that serve not only your belly but also your health. Before I introduce you […]

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Health Food Stores in Santa Barbara

We may not have Whole Foods (yet), but Santa Barbara has some quality health food stores.  I live down the street from Ralphs supermarket so I walk there sometimes to get odds and ends.  Even as a Registered Dietitian,  I find it very hard to get healthy options at the general supermaket.  You truly need […]

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Prevent Getting a Cold

Spring is here and Summer is right around the corner, and although this is not the time when most of us worry about catching a cold, news of the Swine Flu has most people, including myself, paranoid about getting sick.  Luckily, I have very educated friends, family, and co-workers who keep me informed about staying […]

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Food in Season

Choosing foods according to the season is not a new concept, but in recent years has regained popularity. Not only can you expect maximum flavor when utilizing produce grown in its natural season, you are also reaping maximum nutrition as well. Furthermore, holding off on those strawberries throughout the winter means more flavor and ultimately […]

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Farmers’ Markets: Planning Ahead

As someone who likes to stay very organized, getting all my Farmers’ Market produce ready for the week is something I enjoy doing.  After getting my weekly batch of produce every Tuesday, I go straight home and get it ready for use whenever I need it throughout the week.  Some nutritional purists might scold me […]

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Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market

As a guy who spent the majority of my childhood working at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market at my families organic produce stand ( 11 years ), I’ve been lucky enough to learn the ins and outs and all the little secrets of the market. Here are a few tips to get you through your next […]

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