ALMOND-SQUASH STEW

1 cup brown rice 2 Tbs olive oil 2 organic yellow onions, finely chopped 1 Tbs grated fresh ginger 1 small green Serrano chili, finely chopped (use Anaheim chili for milder heat) 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp ground cumin 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes…

Libido and Diet

Libido, or sex drive, is a complex human physical and emotional response.  We are often asked about “normal” libido for men or women.  This question is complex!  On the physical level, hormonal balance plays a role in libido, particularly the balance of hormones from the hypothalamus, adrenal glands, thyroid gland, and ovaries or testes.  When…

Fighting Morning Sickness

During pregnancy, a few key nutritional concepts run throughout…  consume plenty of calories with a focus on certain nutrients: iron, essential fatty acids, vitamin D, trace minerals, especially zinc and iodine, and B vitamins, especially folic acid.  Despite the ubiquity of prenatal vitamins, Tressa and I believe in a whole foods diet where your diet…

Safe Consumer Products

A lot of noise has been generated lately about the safety behind common consumer products.  Surely we have all heard about BPA, polluted plastics, and tainted baby bottles.  Such publicity has created greater consumer awareness about the lack of provisions protecting consumers from exposure to dangerous substances.    The generation of such awareness has been the…