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Let’s Talk About Portion Size

Written by Virginia Eaton — There is no doubt that portion size has increased over the preceding decades. It may have started in restaurants to give the customer the feeling of getting a good deal, but it bled into our home cooking as well: the size of your dinner plate has increased from nine inches to the current standard of 12 inches. ...

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What Are Nightshades And How Can They Hurt?

Written by Virginia Eaton — Last week I talked about food allergies, food sensitivities, and the difference between the two. The most common suspects for both allergic reactions and sensitivity that can cause chronic inflammation are corn, dairy, eggs, and soy. However, there is another category of food that is being scrutinized more closely of late – nightshades. When you ...

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Food Allergy Vs. Food Sensitivity (And What To Do About It)

Written by Virginia Eaton — When I work with people who seem to eat and exercise well, yet do not feel well or are unable to lose excess weight, I start to look at food sensitivities. When weight isn’t releasing in spite of eating well, or if you are often experiencing symptoms of bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation that can’t ...

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Behind The Scenes As Slim’s Opens In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — About a month ago, things were a little bit up in the air. Now, Scott Marsh and his new partners in the downtown Mariposa edition of Slim’s Koffee Shak invite the community to a grand opening bash on Friday, June 24 from 7 – 9 p.m. The evening celebrates the shop’s ribbon cutting with the Mariposa Chamber of ...

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Healthy Gut = Healthy Body, Mind

Written by Virginia Eaton — There’s a lot of research studying the care and feeding of the bacteria in our gut. Researchers have found numerous links between the health of the gut microbiome (the colonization of bacteria that live in our intestines) and the immune system, autism, depression, autoimmune diseases and conditions in the bowel. This includes inflammatory bowel disease, ...

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New Food Labels Are Good For Consumers

Written by Virginia Eaton — For the first time since 1996 the FDA has updated the requirements for the type of information that should appear on food labels and how that information should look. This is a boon for consumers who have been inundated with information about what is healthy and what is harmful but, when you pick up a ...

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Chef John’s Mint-Pesto Marinated Lamb Chops

Recipe by Chef Johnathan Frabotta —  Looking for something really special and delicious to cook this spring? We asked Ducey’s on the Lake Chef Johnathan Frabotta for a delicious recipe to share with readers, and Chef John did not disappoint, offering his take on rack of lamb in mint-pesto sauce, with cucumber raita and garlic mashed potatoes. The succulent lamb ...

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Carbs Before Workout? Yes, Please.

By Virginia Eaton — The last couple of weeks I’ve had the pleasure to work out with Oakhurst’s boot camp-queen, Suzy Peek. Her classes are an intense and sweaty affair that raises the heart rate and gets your endorphins flowing — I always leave these workouts with wobbly legs and a smile on my face. However, the last workout I ...

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Trying To Eat Well? Watch Out For Food Bullies

By Virginia Eaton I hate being manipulated. The only other thing that gets my blood pressure up faster is being bullied, and the current state of food marketing and labeling employs both tactics with a vicious force that has destroyed our health and endangered the health of our children, grandchildren and beyond. Do I sound angry? Good, because the more ...

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Another Chance To Gaze & Graze the Tasteful Art

OAKHURST – The public is invited once again to Gaze and Graze at Timberline Gallery’s Celebration of Tasteful Art. The show is in its second week, and this Saturday, July 25, from 2 – 4 p.m., there’s a reception featuring a selection of delightful local restaurants serving treats alongside the fabulous renderings of their fine foods. Tasteful Art is a ...

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