Category: Fitness

Flour Power

Functional Fitness

Did you ever even hear of anything called “gluten intolerance” growing up? Oh, the good old “ignorance is bliss” days when we could just enjoy our bread without a thought of gluten! But here we are in a “gluten free” world, trying to understand if or why we would be personally gluten free. What exactly… Read more »

Weight Loss and Becoming a Smarter Eater

Founder, The Oaks at Ojai

By the time you read this either you’re keeping your New Year’s Resolutions or you’re still negotiating with yourself to get back to them. If those resolutions included eating healthier, eating fresher foods and eating fewer calories, I’ve got great news for you. It’s never been easier. To achieve fat loss through healthy eating it’s… Read more »

Food for Thought

Wholesome Ingredients

Food for Thought:  There’s More To It Than Food I got so inspired the other day while moderating a conversation during Food for Thought, a program that we offer weekly at The Oaks from the perspective of Elizabeth, Nancy, myself or a guest speaker. There were about eight guests present during my session, and I… Read more »

Holiday Havoc Ahead? Plan Now

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Granted, the December holidays are a million years away, or so it seems.  But if you look at the calendar, you’ll notice that it’s going to be fall and then Halloween and Thanksgiving and, okay you get the picture.  What is “holiday havoc” and why should we care? This is a funny way of saying… Read more »

Happy/Healthy Holidays

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So what do you most regret about last year’s celebrations? Remind yourself now so you can intentionally do something, one thing, different this year! I hate buffets. Anytime food is “laid out” I know that I run a high risk of eating too much and poorly. Note to self, “Be awake when you make your… Read more »