August 20, 2014

“D” is for Darling

A client calls me in a panic…”Lisa, my lab results are back, and I’m deficient in vitamin D! My doctor says I’m at risk for osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colon cancer, breast cancer, and heart disease!  Is this true?” “Well,” I say slowly, as to not incite her hysteria any further, “Yes, maybe, possibly, could be, yep, looks that way, respectively.”  My client is not … [Read more...]

The Skinny on Fats

Contrary to popular belief, fat is essential for our good health.  Fat stores needed energy in the body. It insulates our body tissues, it cushions our organs, and it transports fat soluble vitamins like A, D and K in the blood. Fat also enhances the flavor of foods (Paula Dean anyone?), makes baked products more tender, and it conducts heat during cooking. Sounds good, right? BUT - not all … [Read more...]