Asparagus with Blood Orange and Toasted Hazelnuts

Published: January 7, 2015 | By Jordan Vineyard & Winery
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The Jordan Estate garden has four beds of asparagus to provide us with the freshest stalks each spring. We enjoy using white or green asparagus in seasonal recipes (and often a combination of both) to showcase the food friendliness of Jordan wines. Roasting or grilling intensifies the natural sweetness of the asparagus and enhances the […]

Your Metabolism Affects Much More Than Just Weight

Published: October 14, 2015 | By Dr Isaac Eliaz
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When we hear the term “good metabolism” in social situations, it’s usually about somebody who seems to be able to eat and eat — without gaining weight. But metabolic health entails much more than this. Although it’s true that your metabolic rate is the speed at which your body burns calories, your metabolism has more […]

Food and satisfaction: Eat right, stay full longer

Published: October 6, 2015 | By Dr Isaac Eliaz
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Sometimes we eat a good meal but don’t get up from the table feeling satisfied. We’ve eaten enough, but our bodies keep telling us to eat again, eat more, overindulge… This message can be difficult to resist. Most likely, sooner or later, we find ourselves rooting through the refrigerator for that perfect food item to […]

Heal Yourself with Food

Published: October 5, 2015 | By Dr Isaac Eliaz
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The Western diet places heavy emphasis on commercial animal proteins and processed, grain-based carbohydrates that have a low nutritional value. This way of eating is often referred to as the Standard American Diet (SAD) — a fitting acronym. In addition to drug-filled animal products and pesticide-laden produce, the SAD is often full of processed food […]

Fight Diabetes with Herbs and Detoxification

Published: October 4, 2015 | By Dr Isaac Eliaz
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Our bodies evolved by developing sophisticated mechanisms that help us adapt to changes in diet, lifestyle and the environment. But what happens when too many negative influences impact our health all at once? Unhealthy foods, an overload of environmental toxins and a sedentary lifestyle can challenge our health so overwhelmingly, the body can’t adapt well […]

Foods That Help Fight Alzheimer’s

Published: September 29, 2015 | By Dr Isaac Eliaz
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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. That number could triple by 2050. The disease is far-reaching, often creates life-threatening stress for caregivers, and is invariably fatal. It is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. And while […]

The fatty foods that protect your heart, mind and body

Published: September 27, 2015 | By Dr Isaac Eliaz
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Our complex relationship with dietary fats has been receiving a lot of attention lately, especially since researchers and medical professionals have begun shifting their views on the risks and benefits of certain types of fats. For example, earlier this year scientists reported that saturated fat doesn’t increase risks of heart disease, validating what traditional foods […]

Fighting Inflammation = Fighting Arthritis

Published: September 25, 2015 | By Dr Isaac Eliaz
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Arthritis is a painful, chronic disease that can have a major impact on quality of life. As joints deteriorate, simple tasks likeopening a jar, walking to the mailbox and handling tools become difficult. Over time, mobility becomes more restricted. What’s worse, arthritis sufferers must face the unkind reality that their condition may gradually worsen. But […]

Pear, Feta and Pecan Stuffed Pita

Published: September 20, 2015 | By Dr Wendy Bazilian
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Servings: 1 Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: Less than 10 minutes 1/2 pear, sliced 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons pecan halves or chopped 1 cup baby spinach 1/4 cup grated carrots 2 tablespoons dressing (real ingredients or a homemade Italian style) 2/3 pita (save the rest to make pita chips) In a […]