Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives


Vitamins and minerals


Micronutrients Micro means small A micronutrient is a nutrient required by the body in small amounts, such as a vitamin or a mineral. “Four elements (oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen) account for 96% of living matter. About 50 of the known elements occur in measurable concentrations in the living systems. In humans and other mammals, 23 elements… Read More

Marinara Sauce


Many of us still have tomatoes and perhaps even some zucchini left in our gardens or at your local Farmer’s Market. A lovely Marinara Sauce is a perfect way to use them! Polenta is excellent topped with Marinara or, of course, spaghetti. Marinara Sauce: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 medium onion, diced 4 cloves… Read More

The Confusion about Wheat


Wheat is a cereal plant that has been consumed for over 8,500 years. Globally, wheat is grown in such diverse locations as Argentina, Russia, the Middle East, Asia and much of the United States. It is a major source of plant protein throughout the world, providing one-fifth of the world’s caloric intake.  In the United… Read More

Dr. Sara Gottfried and Stress/Saunas


Have you heard of The Commonwealth Club? It’s the nation’s oldest and largest public forum. There are various member-led forums and I am the co-chair with Dr. William Grant (vitamin D expert) of the Health and Medicine Forum. This past Thursday I chaired a program and my presenter was Harvard trained physician/scientists and best-selling author,… Read More