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Does Inflammation and Eating Have a Relationship?

The quick answer is yes! Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response and initially it can be beneficial but prolonged inflammation can lead to chronic illnesses. Those of us with chronic inflammation may need to pay attention to how we eat. Eating under the...

Confused About Which Oils Are Good For Cooking?

Have you noticed that supermarkets have increased the number of choices of oils they sell? Not only the size of the bottles but the types of oils. How do you decipher which one to use for which purpose? Grape seed, Avocado, sunflower and so on. How do you know which...

Foods to Fight Cancer

Food should be a priority when thinking about health concerns because of its ability to impact bioactivity.   Cancer rates are high and sadly many of us could probably name a few people who have undergone treatment for cancer. For many cancer patients particularly...

Florentine Gelato

Most of you know I love the idea of fresh ingredients and naturally made. I also believe in balance when talking about food. One should never deprive themselves of a treat now and then. Taking my own advise tonight I stopped for a gelato in Florence in the square...

Tuscan Food

Food today covered the gamet. The day started with a breakfast including fresh tomatoes, mozzerella and cold meats, pastries, fresh crepes, strawberries, homemade bread and fig jam and eggs made to order. Capacinno and for me a hot tea. I know that's not right when in...

Trip to Tuscano

Another great day! Left Rome and headed for the winery at Podere Dell'Anselmo, Tuscany. It is as beautiful as you can imagine. Vineyards throughout and lush green grass. Upon arriving we were greeted with a half bottle of wine and a half hour later we headed for the...

Eating in Rome

Today was the second day of my trip and it's all good. We took a food tour and learned about Roman artichokes being cooked with a traditional Jewish recipe. They are purple and the outer layers are taken off and the rest is fried in olive oil and sprinkled with salt....

Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry Cork, Ireland

Wow, what a place! I am not sure what thrilled me more the fact that I got to the Ballymaloe Cookery School and meet Darina Allen or that my Aunt Muriel made special arrangements knowing Darina and her school would be something of interest to me.. What a great day we...

What’s Your Food Attitude?

Did you ever wonder why you choose the foods you eat? Are you aware of your choices? Which ones are your favorites? Which foods do you dislike? Your food attitude is an important factor in how you eat and what you choose to eat. There are many reasons we choose...

Eating to Combat Hashimoto’s

  Hashimoto’s is when the body is essential attacking the thyroid and the damage leads to inadequate thyroid hormone. According to Dr. Wentz a thyroid expert, Hashimoto’s is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States, nearly 90 percent of cases. It...

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