Category: Nutrition

Lecture in January: Beyond a Table Garnish (exploring the wonders of Parsley)
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Lecture in January: Beyond a Table Garnish (exploring the wonders of Parsley)

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2:00 pm at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: Join nationally renowned cookbook author and chef Barbara Ghazarian for a fun filled exploration of the delicious, vibrant flavored uses of parsley in the Mediterranean kitchen. Barbara will be preparing the classic winter-fresh parsley salad called […]

Gluten free cookies
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Lecture in December: Raw Vegan Gluten Free Goodies Chef Demo

Date:  Saturday, December 6, 2:00 pm   at  In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab  618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: Join Super Natural Chef Kari Bernardi for a fun filled raw, vegan, gluten free sweets and treats making demonstration. Kari will be preparing nut based goodies that are yummy and use only wholesome natural ingredients. […]

Wellness and Vitality Talk in July 2014
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Wellness and Vitality Talk in July 2014

In July of 2014 at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab in Pacific Grove, CA, we started  our series of monthly health talks with Heather Lauren, a student (at that time and now graduate) of Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition. Heather presented a series of 4 very informative one hour weekly talks on how to better your […]

cruise ship
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I’m On A Boat: Cruise Healthy!

Most people are shocked when I tell them I like to go on cruises. As a health advocate who prides herself on eating a healthy diet and leading an active lifestyle, people find my vacation of choice quite surprising. In most people’s minds, a cruise vacation is an opportunity to be sedentary and gorge themselves […]

yerba mate
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Yerba Mate: Maybe Not So Healthy

About a year ago, my husband introduced me to an interesting drink that had recently gained popularity in the United States: yerba mate. At first, I thought it was another tea made from the Camellia sinensis bush, but after tasting it, I realized that it had distinctive differences in flavor from the teas that I […]

coconut
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Coconut Oil: Health or Hype?

A few months ago, I was at the store waiting at the checkout line and I couldn’t help but notice one of the top shelves stacked with rows and rows of coconut water. I turned to my husband and asked what that was all about. My husband replied that both drinking coconut water and using […]

Thai Food
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Can Thai Food Be Healthy?

Thai food is easily my favorite Asian cuisine. And from the number of Thai restaurants that I see, I can tell I am not alone. Thai food has gained popularity in the United States because of its flavorful, aromatic dishes that are pleasing to the western palate. Most of the dishes that are produced in […]

milk bottle
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Your Food Is Expired! Toss It?

How many times have you thrown away food even though it smelled and looked okay because the expiration date said it was past due? You are not alone, research has shown that many of us in the United States throw away “good, edible” food because we believe that if we consume expired food we risk […]

Peanut Butter
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Peanut Butter: Pleasantly Beneficial!

Susan loved peanut butter when she was growing up. That means she loved anything with peanut butter either in it or on it. Her passion for peanut butter transcended all other foods, almost to the point of excluding anything without peanut butter. It was so extreme that during her younger years her parents were forced […]

Burr Grinder
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Want Great Coffee? Use A Burr Grinder!

I love the aroma and taste of a fresh cup of coffee. Having a cup of coffee everyday starts my day off right. It awakens my senses and elevates my mood. Since my morning coffee is such an enjoyable daily ritual, I strive to create the perfect cup of coffee. Which is why I buy […]

hummus
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Hummus: It Really Is That Good!

If you watched the movie “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” featuring Adam Sandler, you noticed right away that hummus is mentioned extensively throughout the film. There is a reason for this. Israelis love to eat hummus. Although, admittedly, the movie took the use of hummus to ridiculous extremes that I wouldn’t advise. However, it […]

brown rice
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Brown Rice Vs. White Rice: It’s Not About the Color!

John loved Thai food. Most lunch breaks when he didn’t have to work through lunch, he’d head to the local Thai restaurant. Usually, he ordered a curry dish, which was always accompanied by white sticky rice. Today though, he didn’t get his usual waiter. So, instead of assuming he wanted white rice with the panang […]

almond salad
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Almonds: Not Only Tasty, But Healthy!

One of my favorite after dinner snacks to have with tea is almonds. I love the delicately flavored nut with its soft texture and light, sweet taste. If I don’t watch myself, I’m inclined to eat far more of them than I should, because I find the taste of almonds addictive. Fortunately, unlike the chips […]

Japanese Food
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Japanese Food: Healthy Option?

My first introduction to Japanese cuisine was when I turned sixteen. My dad had a business relationship with the owner of a Japanese restaurant a few miles from our house. So, when I wanted to start working to make some money, he got me a job there as a waitress. As a waitress, I had […]

Retired Couple
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Retirement: Forging Your Golden Years!

Jim could hardly wait for retirement. He had worked 40 years at the same company. He had loved most of it, but the last few years had been challenging, stressful and draining. So, he called it quits on his 65th birthday, officially starting a new life in retirement. For the next few years, he did […]

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