Saturday, January 24, 2015

New Restaurant

bloggers of Health and Beauty.  I have been lacking in posts lately.  We are in the throws of opening a new restaurant in Palm Springs, California.  Namely ' Serious Food and Drink'.

 Please look at our Facebook page.  We are so excited!  We open February 2.

  I will keep you posted, and I will begin posting  health and beauty again very soon.

To your health, 


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin D

Cyano Cobalamin is an anti-inflammatory analgesic that works with calcium for absorption.  Critical to DNA synthesis and red blood cell formation; involved in all immune responses.  A specific for sulfite-induced asthma.  New research shows some success in cancer management, especially in tumor growth.  Energizes, relieves depression, hangover and poor concentration.  Supplied largely from animal foods, B-12 may be deficient for vegetarians, and a deficiency can take five or more years to appear after body stores are depleted.  Deficiency results in anemia, nerve degeneration, dizziness, heart palpitations and excess weight loss.  Long  use of cholesterol drugs, oral contraceptives, anti-inflammatory and anti-convulsant drugs deplete B-12.

  Good food sources: cheese, poultry, sea green, yogurt, eggs, organ meats, brewer's years and fish.

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin.  D works with vitamin A to utilize calcium and phosphorus in building bones and teeth.  Although we call it a vitamin, D is really a hormone produced in the skin from sunlight.  Cholesterol compounds in the skin convert to a vitamin D precursor when exposed to UV radiation.  Twenty minutes a day of early morning sunshine make a real difference to our body's vitamin D stores, especially if you are at risk for osteoporosis.  Vitamin D helps in all eye problems including spots, conjunctivitis and glaucoma.  Helps protect against colon cancer.  Deficiency results in nearsightedness, psoriasis, soft teeth, muscle cramps and tics, slow healing, insomnia, nosebleeds, fast heartbeat and arthritis. 

Good food sources: cod liver oil, yogurt, cheese, butter, herring, halibut, salmon, tuna, eggs and liver.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Longevity Begins With A Good Diet

A nutrition rich diet is the centerpiece of a vibrant long life. Health experts agree that the food health pyramid needs to be modified as we age.  Your diet must become even more nourishing, even higher in antioxidants as the years pass.  A good diet improves health, provides a high energy level, maintains harmonious system balance, keeps memory and thinking sharp, staves off disease, and contributes to a youthful appearance.  The aging process slows down if your internal environment is good.

Lower your daily calories to reduce the signs of aging.  Overeating dramatically hastens the aging process:  moderate food intake may extend lifespan as much as ten years.  Your body needs fewer calories and burns calories slower as you age; optimum body weight should be 10 to 15 pounds less than in your 20s and 30s.  A low calorie diet protects DNA from damage, and prevents tissue degeneration.  An easy way to control a slow upward weight gain is to compose your diet of 50% fresh foods.

Fresh, organically grown foods protect your skin from aging.  Your skin is a diet window.  Already saturated with chemicals from pesticides, preservatives and additives, today over 70% of our foods are genetically altered.  Brown age spots and rough skin texture are signs that our bodies are less able to process our foods correctly.

Keeps your glands young.  Trace minerals, essential fatty acids and protein are important for youthful gland function.  Good gland foods: sea foods and sea greens, fresh figs and raisins, pumpkin and sesame seeds, broccoli, avocados, yams and dark fruits.  herbal digestive tonics with ginger, mineralizers from dark leafy greens like spinach, herbal adaptogens like ginseng are gland boosters.

Eat your way to radiant health.

If you are interested in designing a longevity plan please contact me.  Visit my Web Site at or e-mail me at

Diets for healthy healing   Linda Page Ph.D., Tradition Naturopath.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Macrobiotic Purifying Soup

2/3 cup lentils
2/3 cup split peas
2/3 cup brown rice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
3 cups onion or veggie broth
3 cups water
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. lemon- pepper seasoning
1/2 tsp. ginger powder

In a large pan, toast lentils, peas, rice and garlic until aromatic (about 5 minutes).  Add onion, carrot, celery, broth, 3 cups water, turmeric powder, lemon-pepper and ginger powder.  Simmer gently 1 hour, stirring occasionally.  Makes about 6 cups.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Gluten Free Shopping List

Shredded Coconut
Olive Oil
Coconut Oil
Grass Fed Beef
Free Range Eggs
Free Range Turkey
Free Range Chicken
Mixed Greens
Wild Salmon
Berries (in moderation)
Bell Pepper
Black Pepper
Goat Cheese

Healthy fat: extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, grass-fed tallow and organic or pasture-fed butter, ghee, almond milk, avocados, coconuts, olive, nuts, and nut-butters, cheese (except for blue cheeses), and seeds (flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds).

Protein: whole eggs, wild fish (salmon, black cod, mahi mahi, grouper, herring, trout, sardines): shellfish and molluscs (shrimp, crap, lobster, mussels, clams, oysters): grass-fed meat, fowl, poultry, and pork, wild game.

Vegetables: leafy greens and lettuces, collards, spinach, broccoli, kale, chard, cabbage, onions, mushrooms, cauliflowers, Brussels sprouts, sauerkraut, artichoke, alfalfa sprouts, green beans, celery, bok choy, radishes, watercress, turnip, asparagus, garlic, leek, fennel, shallots, scallions, ginger, jicama, parsley, water chestnuts.

Low-sugar Fruit:  avocados, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomato, zucchini, squash, pumpkin, eggplant, lemons, limes.

Herbs, Seasonings, and Condiments: Virtually no restrictions on herbs and seasonings.  Be mindful of packaged products that were made at plants that process wheat and soy.
Enjoy mustard, horseradish, tapenade, and salsa if they are free of gluten, wheat, and soy and sugar.

Non-gluten grains: amaranth, buckwheat rice(brown, white, wild), millet, quinoa, sorghum, and teff.  Avoid oats unless they guarantee they are gluten-free).

David Perimutter M.D.  Empowering Neurologist

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Osteoporosis Prevention

A vegetarian diet may also be of help in preventing osteoporosis for other reasons besides its beneficial effects on calcium metabolism.  Though it is present in the largest amounts, calcium is only one of the minerals needed by the bones.  Others, such as magnesium, silicon, fluorine, and manganese, are equally necessary for normal mineralization.  Magnesium is needed in quantities that may be close to those of calcium.  Others need be present in only tiny amounts. 

Manganese is a case in point.  Though only traces of it are necessary, rats that get in the diet less than the small amounts normally present develop porous bones similar to those seen in osteoporotic patients.  When a research team examined blood and bone samples from 14 women with advanced osteoporosis and compared them with those of age-matched women without the disease, the only statistically significant differences between the two osteoporosis was only one fourth that in the other group.  Other studies suggest that calcium supplements may inhibit manganese absorption, though milk as a source of calcium does not.

How to prevent osteoporosis:

1.  Exercise regularly

2.  Minimize animal foods-except diary products, which are very beneficial

3.  Watch calcium/phosphorus ratios of frequently used foods; get

lots of those with a high ratio ( cooked leafy green vegetables).

4.  Maintain vitamin D intakes near 400 IU a day.

5.  Be sure intake of other minerals-such as magnesium and the traces minerals-is adequate.

Transition to Vegetarianism   Rudolphe Ballentine, M.D.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Pal Shazar Art- for sale $30.00 per print.

Please go to Pal Shazar .com to fall in love with her amazing art.  I posted 2 examples, and there are so many more to choose from. 
 Beautiful circus performer.
Fellini print from her newly illustrated La Strada book.