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Program: How our Behaviors Signal our Genes

Join me as I chair this important program at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on June 19th, and listen to Kenneth Pelletier, Ph.D., M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, talk about how our genetic profile may signal an inherited vulnerability to a disease, but our choices and behaviors determine… Read More


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Your Larder

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Your Larder First of all, what is a larder? Well, it’s not a pantry. A pantry is, historically speaking, where bread was kept and where preparation of foods associated with bread was done. While we’re on a roll with vernacular, alcoholic beverages were stored in the buttery (“butts” of barrels) and cooking was done in… Read More

Roasted Tomatillo Relish

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I love this relish, but then again, I love cilantro. If you’re one of the many people who think it tastes like soap, then substitute parsley or a combination of parsley and basil. This is wonderful on fish or chicken, or your favorite meat or non-meat burger. Try it on your eggs for breakfast! You… Read More

Salads, Salads, Everywhere…

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It’s 94 degrees today. Needless to say that salads are the way to go! A lovely fruit salad for breakfast, and a green salad for a later lunch- too hot to be very hungry. Do remember that every color fruit and veggie has a different phytonutrient profile, so be sure to add lots of colors!… Read More

Suicide amongst Veterans

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We all know that suicide amongst our Veterans and Active Duty Service men and women is high, but here are the troubling statistics from the VA Suicide Data Report. I think many of you know I have taught and worked with Veterans, and that my son is a Veteran, and this report makes me so… Read More

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