Category Archives: Green Living

“Optimal Parenting 101″

I am excited to be part of  a carefully selected panel of experts for “Optimal Parenting 101″ an online course offered April 8-12, 2013.  I will be discussing the importance of preconception healthcare in having a healthy and joyful pregnancy, birth and baby. This course is free and offered through En*theous University – an online […]

Carbs can Increase the Risk of Early Alzheimer’s

I just came across this article reporting that carbohydrates can increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease while protein and fat  actually decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. This article was published in the “Star Tribune” and discusses the study that was  recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (I’m working on tracking down the study). […]

Yes on Prop 37: The Right to Know What’s In Our Food

This November, California voters will be given the opportunity to require food manufacturers to disclose whether their food contains genetically modified ingredients.  If proposition 37 is approved, it will: Require food manufacturers to label raw or processed foods that contains any genetically modified ingredients. Prohibit any food manufacturer who uses genetically modified ingredients from using […]

Healthy Lunches for your Kids

School is back in session and it’s time to start packing lunches again. We want our kids’ lunches to be nutrient dense, healthy and enjoyed by our little ones. I often discuss the benefits of packing healthy school lunches to my patients such as, healthy immune system, improved energy, and better school performance. I am […]

Mom’s obesity associated with child’s autism

I have been asked about this study a lot during the last few days.  I’m a little late to report this very interesting study published in Pediatrics, potentially linking mom’s obesity during pregnancy with their child’s risk of developing autism. The study suggests that obese moms are 67% more likely to have a child with […]

My Article Posted on Positively Positive

Mindful Eating as a cure for bloating, gas, constipation and heartburn…see my article posted on Positively Positive.

Prenatal Vitamin D Enhances Kids’ Language Skills

Results of a recent study suggest that mom’s vitamin D status during pregnancy enhances the neurocognitive development of their offspring. This study showed that pregnant women with low serum levels of Vitamin D (<46nmol/L) had a 2-fold higher risk of having a child with language difficulties compared with pregnant women whose vitamin D levels were […]

Akasha Naturals Is Live!

Akasha products and supplement line – Akasha Naturals- went live today! Akasha Naturals is the first supplement line developed by an integrative medical team.  We have been working on this project for years- so I’m pretty excited and very proud of what our team has accomplished! We have done extensive research, ensuring that our products […]

Raw Cacao Truffles

This delicious recipe will be included in Akasha’s next holiday newsletter. I made these truffles yesterday for Kirk to bring to work this week. They are decadent and so, so easy to make. 2 cups raw almonds – ground ¾ cup raw cacao powder 5 dates, pitted ½ cup raw organic honey or agave (I […]

J&J slowly removing their toxins

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced Wednesday that it will continue their efforts to remove two toxic chemicals form its baby products.  J&J recently removed these two chemicals- 1,4-dioxane- a known carcinogen, and quaternium-15, a chemical known to release formaldehyde, from several countries, including the U.K., Scandinavia and South Africa. But these toxic chemicals are still […]