Is Butter Really That Bad For You?

Is Butter Really That Bad For You?

I never ate margarine, even when it was popular. I worried a little about the saturated fat, but I reasoned a teeny little pat of the real stuff likely would not lead to my doom…unlike whatever on earth a “buttery spread” might happen to be. But now ...
All the White Moves

All the White Moves

These days, I don’t play games when it comes to sun exposure. I won’t leave home without my big, floppy hat and absurdly oversized sunglasses, not to mention practically bathing in broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen.  Living in South Florida, I worry a ...
The Cocoa Pudding Cure

The Cocoa Pudding Cure

There are some days I can happily subsist on lean protein, raw nuts and fresh produce. And then there are other days that are my must.eat.chocolate.NOW days. Take yesterday: it was a long day at work, was late to hot yoga and then I got into the dumb ...
Beauty Without Botulism

Beauty Without Botulism

No offense to my fellow forty- and fiftysomethings who spend a lot of time (and money) getting perfected by the professionals, but I really don’t think anything involving botulism shots (aka Botox) or tossing acid on my face (peels) should be part of ...
Antioxidant Overload?

Antioxidant Overload?

I’ve been an antioxidant addict for years, ever since I first heard about how these nimble nutrients can bravely fight free radical damage. I’m all in favor of living the best, healthiest life I can! It never occurred to me, though, that you can have ...
The Chaga Saga

The Chaga Saga

My apologies, broccoli. I’m so very sorry, celery. There’s simply no vegetable as adorable or as magical to me as a mushroom. I love to eat them…is there anything as delicious as a succulent shiitake chopped up in a stirfry with some EVOO, fresh garl ...
Everything’s Coming Up (Prim)roses

Everything’s Coming Up (Prim)roses

Primrose oil, in capsule form, has been part of my supplement regimen for ages–I can’t even remember when I started taking it to “keep me sane” during that time of the month, and I’ve continued to take it because it now ...