Monthly Archives: February 2015

are you trying to resuscitate a dead frog?

Today I’ve got a story for you. . .

I’m going to call it:

The Resuscitation of the Dead Frog

It sounds like a fairy tale, and it is.

The good news? Fairy tales usually have happy endings!

If you’ve got a moment, stick with me for a quick recount that leads you to a much happier ending than it might appear from the title of this tale.

In 1780 an Italian anatomy professor discovered that a spark of electricity could cause the limbs of a dead frog to twitch. Yesterday I used this historical tidbit in conversation with a client who was concerned that she had become a “food addict”.

This self-proclaimed “food addict” is a gorgeous woman who’s been through some rough patches in her adult life. She’s highly capable and well-versed in the ways of making healthy food choices and taking good care of herself.

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get your goji going for Valentine’s Day!

It’s February RecipEmail time!

RecipEmails, from Replenish PDX are a monthly recipe delivery with a side of information highlighting one key ingredient.

This month’s featured ingredient:

goji berries

(and chocolate, can’t forget that this month!)

in this RecipEmail:

~ a note from Andrea
~ get your goji on for Valentine’s Day with these Oh-Gee Goji Nakayummies
~ goji: the most nutritionally rich food on the planet?

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I have to admit that I’d never been a fan of goji berries.

My son, Gilbert, doesn’t fancy them either.

But really, they’re so good for you!

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giddy for ghee!

I get it. . . sometimes you just don’t have time to make it yourself.

That’s why I like to share my recommendations and reviews for foodstuff you can purchase while aiming to achieve optimal health and wellness.

This month: ghee

When I graduated college, unorthodoxly in the middle of winter, over half a lifetime ago, my friends threw a party for me.

Generously, they tried to identify my favorite food to serve at the gathering. They were all a bit flummoxed. Each of them knew that my favorite food was not typical party-fare.

My favorite food? Buttered Toast.

I would sit for hours reading, studying, drawing up plans for new projects fueled by thick slices of German rye bread that I’d toast in the oven then slather with butter. A sprinkling of salt and a cup of tea and I was set for hours on end.

Then life happened. First the dairy left the dietary picture. Gone was the butter. Then it was goodbye gluten (and the rye along with it).

My favorite food no longer favored me! Can you relate?

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