Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives


Meet My Friends at The Shelter


Someone posted something on Facebook that was, in essence, ‘get a job homeless people’. I’m being almost kind with my description of the post and the photo. I teach a nutrition class every Wednesday at a local Shelter, and invited the person who posted the post to join me and meet some of the people… Read More

Paleo? Vegan?

Tuna Salad

It’s no wonder the general public is so confused! Fats are bad, no fats are good-sugar’s bad. Coffee and alcohol is bad for you-no, a little is fine and maybe even good. What to believe… I suggest that you become your own health advocate. Do plenty of research in different areas. In other words-as an… Read More

Thank you Dr. Lipelt


My friend and doctor, Dr. Michael Lipelt, joined me at the Shelter where I teach on Wednesdays and offered everyone in my class a one on one mini-session. He took their pulses, looked at their eyes and tongue, and offered suggestions. They were so thankful, as was I. Everyone wants someone to care and my… Read More

Need New Habits?


I have seen endless 21 day diets promising that you’ll lose up to 14 pounds in 21 days. It gets me riled up everytime. Yes,’ they’ say it takes 21 days to add/subtract a habit, but most of these 21 day diets ask you to change multiple habits in that amount of time- a sure… Read More

Summer camp for Kids


DirectionFive Health is a culinary and nutrition program for kids and we just completed Summer Camp for Kids. We welcome new students and were very happy to see familiar kids and their parents. D5′s mission is to improve the health of kids so they can lead healthier, happier, more productive lives-which we’ve been doing for… Read More