Is Gluten Free for You?

Should You Follow a Gluten Free Diet? By Christine M. Okezie, CHHC, Natural Foods Chef There’s a serious gluten-free frenzy out there with almost 30% of American adults saying they want to cut down on the gluten they eat or follow a gluten free diet. Like many people, you’ve probably heard about this phenomenon but […]

Food as Medicine

By Christine M. Okezie, CHHC, Natural Foods Chef In my work, I meet people all the time who tell me that they wake up every morning feeling like they can’t go on or have multiple chronic complaints that have totally compromised their capacity to enjoy life.  In fact, it has been my observation that most […]

Benefits of Slowing Down

By Christine M. Okezie, CHHC, Natural Foods Chef For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. ~Lily Tomlin Most conventional nutritionists will tell you that good nutrition is as simple as eating the right food. While this is true, what we eat is key, it’s really only half of the equation Who we are as eaters is the other […]

Listening to Your Body

By Christine M. Okezie, CHHC, Natural Foods Chef Listening to your body is a fundamental principle in holistic health. The basic premise is that if you give your body what it needs, it will naturally heal itself. Similarly, if you are doing something wrong that your body does not like, it will complain. So much valuable information comes […]

Spring Cleaning for Your Body – Naturally

By Christine M. Okezie, CHHC, Natural Foods Chef Spring has sprung! Almost instinctively, we want to clean out our closets and homes. For many of us, it’s the perfect time to spring clean our bodies too and rejuvenate our health. Proponents of springtime cleanse and detox regimens believe that cleansing the body can eliminate the build-up of poisons […]

Veggie Fever!

By Christine M. Okezie, CHHC, Natural Foods Chef Slowly but steadily dietary changes are happening in America as more and more people find themselves sick and tired of being sick and tired. I see signs of a growing consciousness of the relationship between food and health everywhere. Just checkout the top selling cookbooks – most are vegetarian […]