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

What Goes Around Comes Around

My mom, the super(food) hero “Mother knows best” was a hard pill to swallow when I was a teenager but if it weren’t for my mom’s healthy and inspired ways, I’d be probably be taking pills–and washing them down with a Coke and a side of fries. That is to say my mom is the … 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


As far as mindful eating goes, what’s good for the goose isn’t always good for the gander. In other words, we are too individualistic to adhere to a one-food-fits-all diet and factors such as personal taste, genetics, blood type, and metabolic rate best determine what nourishes us (that’s why fads diets are just that). One … Continue reading