Craving Kale–7 Ways to Sunday

If we truly “are what we eat” then I should be growing curly, green leaves right about now. Consumed for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, I just can’t get enough kale. When I mentioned this to a wise and health conscious friend she said to me, “You know, kale is considered the construction workers of the … Continue reading

The F Word

The F-Word Everyone’s talking about it. A mere 3-letter utterance, yet this year’s f-l-u(!) has reached superlative status, prompting the CDC to announce its epidemic proportions and declare cities like Boston a state of health emergency with 700 reported cases. But I say F the flu. I’m so over you and your media blitz and … Continue reading

CrossFit–A Call To Arms

A CrossFit gym recently moved into my town and it’s got me completely crossed–and confused. I’m usually pro all walks of fitness as long as it motivates, inspires, and enhances…so my beef with this new workout craze, for the most part is, well, the beef. Never mind (for now) the back-breaking lifting, hamstring-stressing sprints and … Continue reading

HealthCorps: America Strong–and Fit

HealthCorps. If you don’t know what it is, you should. It happened something like this…  Flashback: A talented heart surgeon with a penchant for okra, walnuts and 5-minute workouts came home one night feeling wholly discouraged after performing yet another surgery on the heart of an obese child. Soliciting the help of his health-savvy wife, … Continue reading

Chia Couture

As far as I’m concerned, chia seeds are the new black: They go with just about everything. Sprinkled into smoothies, salads, muffins; roasted with kale or made into a delicious pudding, they are a no-fail nutritional accessory to any meal. And like a well-heeled fashionista, I have developed quite an obsession over this tiny seed, dreaming up new ways to pair it. Since … Continue reading