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If you are following conventional nutrition advice, chances are you believe vegetable oils are healthier than butter or animal fats, and that they should constitute a large part of the fat you eat. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Vegetable oils...read more
A woman asked me a question yesterday and she was feeling overwhelmed about her situation: "I have food sensitivities and I cannot eat gluten, dairy, sugar, and legumes. What is left for me?" Here is what I told her: when I lived in China people did not eat any sugar,...read more
Vegetables are good for you. You know that. Except, not always. You've probably seen all kinds of ads and articles about juicing and green juices and how healthy they are. Women are told green juices are good for them, and they start to juice handfuls of kale,...read more
Despite all you can read about fats online, there is no doubt that your body needs fat. But which fats are good for you? In this post I'm going to tell you the truth about good and bad fats, so that you'll know exactly which fats to choose. This is not going to be a...read more
Beet kvass is a fermented drink made with beets. It is a traditional Ukrainian beverage, and it has become one of my favorite tonics. I drink a small glass of it, usually mixed with fresh fruit juice and some water, every day. My youngest son has been loving it since...read more
Fish stock are easy and quick to make, and they can be used to make delicious fish soups, chowders, risotto or fish pies. They are also very good for our health, and in this video I'm explaining exactly why (plus I tell you a little story from when I lived in China)....read more
Table of contents: The Basics Sound Nutrition Principles Foods to Avoid Food Shopping Table Manners Your Waistline Grandma's Wisdom Fermented Foods Don't Worry, Be Happy Are you struggling with a consistent diet? Would you love to cook healthy meals for your...read more
I was raised on oatmeal. Every morning. I remember being forced to gulp down a large plate of oatmeal made with raw milk and cheese every single morning, because "the doctor said children need calcium". I then took my revenge and skipped breakfast during all my...read more
If you look at products sold on the shelves of our supermarkets, you'll find that many of them contain an ingredient that was totally unknown in most Western countries a century ago: soy. From baby formula to soy butter, soy cheese (that's tofu) and soy ice cream, it...read more
Have you ever felt like you're eating whole wheat bread or pasta because you've been told they're healthy, but you don't feel you're anything healthier, plus it seems you can't lose the weight? If you've been reading all the health claims on whole wheat...read more
Today I want to tell you why you need to cut down sugar and sugar substitutes in your diet. Of course, we all know that sugar is not good for our health, but what we often don't know is how sugar-dependent we are. I have prepared a short presentation for you and I...read more
When I visited the southwest of the United States, I fell in love with the food. I was delighted to enjoy the Mexican ingredients I loved so much when I was living in Mexico. Today I want to share with you a great classic of American southwestern cooking, a black bean...read more