Health Specialties: Digestive Health

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


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

Deciphering Food Labels

An essential aspect of good health is understanding what’s in the food you eat. Excellent ways to do this are to carefully read labels of the food you buy at the grocery store and to go to restaurants that list nutritional facts and ingredients. Top 8 Things to Look for... Read more