Health Specialties: Healthy Eating

Asparagus: Feeding You and Your Friendly Bacteria

If you’ve been observant in the produce aisle or farmer’s market lately, you may have been shocked by asparagus prices (99 cents a pound in many grocery stores!)  This dramatic drop is due to the unseasonably warm weather in California and promotions are everywhere. While the season starts in February,... Read more

Saturated Fats and Heart Disease… What Gives?

Saturated Fats are BAD FOR YOU… or are they? We have been admonished repeatedly for decades by doctors, the American Heart Association, the press, your family and friends for eating saturated fats. But a recent study by Rajiv Chowdhury that reviewed 80 previous studies suggests that saturated fat may not change... Read more

Reci-Pea

This following recipe comes from Cavallo Point’s very own Chef Jayne Reichert. Learning from Chef Jayne at the cooking school is always a favorite moment during one of my Optimal Health retreats. Enjoy this healthful, green side dish at your next al fresco dinner (a summer must-do!) Seasonal salads are... Read more

Fueling for Fitness

(This will not require you to drink raw eggs, like Rocky) If our bodies are machines, learning to run them properly rests upon how we are fueled. Like a new, luxury sports car, we may have the capability of 300 horsepower but not if leaded standard gasoline is selected at... Read more