Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives


Grass vs. Grain-Fed Beef


I was asked to write an article for The Green PolkaDot Box-an on-line grocery store that only sells products that are Non-GMO. As their ingredient analyst, I make sure that happens! They are starting an education aspect of their business and I was asked to participate. As a health educator, I was more than pleased… Read More

Nitrites and Nitrates

Nitrates and Nitrites 101 Nitrates are a normal part of one’s diet, but excessive levels have been linked to thyroid, leukemia, ovarian, colon, rectal, bladder, stomach, esophageal and pancreatic cancer. They’re naturally occurring in fruits and vegetables like spinach and celery, and also found as the synthetic food preservatives sodium nitrate and potassium nitrite, which… Read More

Do I have a Food Allergy or Sensitivity?


Do I have a Food Allergy or Sensitivity?   You’d know it if you have an allergy! A true food allergy causes an immune response such as nausea, vomiting, hives and swelling of the lips and throat, which can be life-threatening. Common offending foods are peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish. People with food allergies avoid… Read More

Look Ma!

Look Ma, No Pump! The circulatory system brings many substances to cells and then removes waste products that are the result of metabolism. Some of these substances cannot enter or return through the capillary walls, including excess fluid and protein molecules and they are then returned to the blood as lymph. Sewer or Subway? (as… Read More