Of Horses and Zebras

There is a common saying in medicine: When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras. In other words, look for and rule out the common causes of symptoms before you turn to the exotic. That headache is much more likely to be caused from the tension of the day than a malignancy spreading alongside your … Continue reading Of Horses and Zebras


In my former life, I viewed eating as a purely functional act.  I was not concerned with the quality of food that entered my mouth, as long as it contained the proper macronutrients at the proper time. For almost ten years, my lunch consisted of a premixed protein shake because it was high in protein, … Continue reading Nourishment

Carrot Cake Greek Yogurt

I'm in the process of writing a book of green smoothie recipes. This means my belly has been sloshing over the past few weeks as I test and retest various recipes and the fridge is always full of mass quantities of spinach and kale. The cold front that pushed through this afternoon convinced me to … Continue reading Carrot Cake Greek Yogurt

On the Menu: Pot of Veggies at the End of the Rainbow

It's been quite some time since I've done one of these posts. This whole fall has been a whirlwind of activity between The Jeff Probst Show and other spin-offs from the book, activities with friends, and marathon training. This weekend has been a chance to catch my breath before the next round of craziness begins … Continue reading On the Menu: Pot of Veggies at the End of the Rainbow

Revelations in Raddichio

Yesterday morning, I received the following post on my Facebook page: Would you be interested in going on a date with me? Say, dinner and a movie tonight? If so, could you please meet me at my place by 6:00 pm? Oh yeah, BTW I have a big dog that is really nice so don't … Continue reading Revelations in Raddichio