Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives

‘Other Aspects of Health’

Kid’s Health


DirectionFive is a culinary and nutrition program for kids, whose mission is to improve the health of kids so they can lead healthier, happier, more productive lives. We just completed an 8-day program at Sonoma Academy, and in that amount of time, we can really make a difference. They learn macro and micronutrients, they learn… Read More

2015 Dietary Guidelines


It’s a 574 document worth reading. If you know that’s not going to happen, here are some key points. Remember, everyone’s key points can be different based on their interest. Conclusions: Shortfall of nutrients: Vitamins A, D, E, C, folate, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and potassium. Of these, public health concerns are the shortfall of vitamins… Read More

Gift Wrapping…


A big part of health is taking care of the health of our planet. With that in mind, it’s so important to not be wasteful with food, water, and everything else we use in our day to day lives. During the holidays, wrapping paper comes to mind as something to be particularly mindful about. Here… Read More

Lifting Your Mood


Lifting Your Mood We all have those days when things just don’t go our way, or we are simply in a bad mood.  Whatever the circumstances are for ‘that’ mood, are there any tips to help us snap out of it? If it’s not a serious depression or a chemical imbalance, then the answer can… 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