Immune Tune-Up 5: Eat Mediterranean

Immune Tune-Up 5: Eat Mediterranean

Oysters! Acai berries! Miso soup! Coconut oil! The Internet is awash with articles breathlessly rattling off lists of “Immune-Boosting Superfoods” to help us bolster our defenses against the coronavirus. In the current climate this is understandable, but not...

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Immune Tune-Up 4: Power Up Your Microbiome

Immune Tune-Up 4: Power Up Your Microbiome

As we all know by now, there are many things we can do to reduce our risk of infection by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2: Frequent hand-washing, social distancing, disinfecting door-handles and surfaces, and hunkering at home. In addition to these external measures, we...

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Immune Tune-Up 3: Move Daily

Immune Tune-Up 3: Move Daily

With Covid-19 breathing down our necks, many of us are finally coming to the inescapable conclusion that we should have an exercise routine. With the busy lives we all lead, exercise is an unpleasant afterthought for many of us -- just one more chore in addition to...

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Immune Tune-Up 2: Get Your Zzzzz’s

Immune Tune-Up 2: Get Your Zzzzz’s

Many of us hunkering at home while the coronavirus rages on are behaving like college freshmen on vacation: Staying up past midnight watching movies, sleeping late the next morning because our work schedule has been discombobulated and staying indoors call day...

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Immune Tune-Up 1: Tame Your Stress

Immune Tune-Up 1: Tame Your Stress

Many of my clients are asking me what foods they should eat to shore up their immune system against the dreaded Coronavirus. While there are no miracle foods or supplements that will protect you against infection, there are many things you can do to support your...

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The Show Must (And Will) Go On

The Show Must (And Will) Go On

We have entered uncharted territory. In a matter of days, life as we knew it has disappeared and been replaced by uncertainty, fear and a sense of powerlessness. In times like these, it's more important than ever to take good care of ourselves -- not only to support...

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When the going gets tough, the tough practice self-care

When the going gets tough, the tough practice self-care

The new coronavirus that causes the dreaded COVID-19 flu is spreading inexorably across the globe. Amid minute-by-minute news flashes documenting the gradual shut-down of schools, businesses, sports tournaments and economies it’s easy to feel terrified and out of...

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Love Is The New Super-Food

Love Is The New Super-Food

Today I want to share with you my thoughts about food and love. I want to encourage you to associate food with love, and to seek not just physical nourishment but also emotional nurturance from your meals. Even more boldly, I exhort you to make love a key ingredient...

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Avocado-Chocolate “Nutella” Pudding

Avocado-Chocolate “Nutella” Pudding

If you think you’ve misread the title of this dish – “Avocados and chocolate? Surely not!” – please bear with me; it’s not what it seems. Granted, it does sound like a bold combination; but when you think about it, avocadoes are fruits, and they don’t have to be eaten...

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