Suburban Turmoil, I Hate Homework

I ran across this blog after a deep discussion with Erin about educating our kids. While our children are a few years away from formal education, (TJ is 22 months, and Lilly is nine months), we've been hit with friends asking things like, "when are you starting preschool" and "are you planning on...

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Seared Lamb Loin Chops

Seared Lamb Loin Chops and Fennel, Avocado & Grapefruit Salad

I love lamb loin chops so I was really excited to try this.  The lemon really brought out the flavor of the lamb.  This is the first recipe that I have to warn you about, be careful with the salad, the grapefruit really...

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True Healthcare Reform

"True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington"
~Anonymous


In what some would consider a government shutdown based on healthcare reform, I'd say this quote was pretty timely! I'm not going to get on a large soapbox with this one today, but the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can...

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How Is Paleo Different From Atkins?

This is such a big issue, and with all the great marketing behind Atkins, I understand the confusion. On the surface they appear to be the same "diet," however, when you look deeper they are entirely different!

Both have their foundations as the modern diet is fundamentally flawed, and that...

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Diabetes

Last week Tom Hanks revealed he's been diagnosed with Type II diabetes during an interview with David Letterman. 

I know some people were shocked! If you look at Tom Hanks, you wouldn't think he could have the disease. He's not a huge man, not obese (though he has been for some roles), you...

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Balsamic Chicken Thighs & Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Balsamic Chicken Thighs and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

This was a great meal! It was really fast, simply started the marinade before I went to the office and threw it on the grill when I got home.  I did this with both boneless, skinless and bone in, skin on chicken thighs.  I have to...

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What is Homeopathy and How Does It Work?

I get asked all the time, "...how is it those little pills that you give, that taste sweet, can make a person feel so much better that quickly and take away so much pain?" Well, those little pills are homeopathic remedies!

They can unlock amazing results in the human body, restore balance to the...

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Daring Greatly

THE MAN IN THE ARENA

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives...

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Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks & Butternut Squash Slaw

Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks & Butternut Squash Slaw

Balsamic Chicken DrumsticksThis is one of the best marinades I've ever used!  The combination of the balsamic, honey and coconut oil surprisingly marries well. Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks 3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1⁄4 cup balsamic...

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How Can I Take Control Of My Thyroid Health?

To truly answer a patient's question about thyroid dysfunction I feel requires an explanation of the thyroid's normal function. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is positioned in the neck. The thyroid's main function is to control how quickly the body utilizes energy and produces the...

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