Pesticides: Why You Need to Opt Out

“Someday we shall look back on this dark era of agriculture and shake our heads. How could we have ever believed that it was a good idea to grow our food with poisons?” —Dr. Jane Goodall Pollution in plants includes the toxic pesticides used in growing the...

2020 Make It Count Challenge

Link to corresponding Food Smarts Podcast episode. If you have been following me for a while, you know I am not a fan of diet challenges, detoxes, and the like.  The problem I have with diet challenges (even when they are sound nutrition advice— they often are...

Heartwarming Holiday

Hang in.  This starts with tragedy and ends with a truly heartwarming holiday story. 23 years ago, my husband and I lost our first daughter 24 weeks into my pregnancy.  Her name is Adele Maya Serrano. To say it was devastating is an understatement.  Besides some very...

How to Shop for Nutrition Help

What to look for and when to run the other way… If you are looking for help with nutrition and health, take a hard look at what you are buying. The first step is to define your goals. Be careful here, because we are programmed to define that goal as weight loss....

Making time for your health

Or, why I show up to client sessions looking my worst. Getting it all done is a serious struggle. I know it and I know you do too. We’ve all heard you can’t pour from an empty cup. We can know that and still not make it happen. It’s a super busy time...