Food and Wellness

Beginning in 2013, I had the opportunity to write a series of articles on the topic of food and wellness. Below, read some of my favorite articles published by Cityview Magazine then explore some more in past issues of Cityview Magazine online. Enjoy!

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Bright and sweet cherries, colorful berries, savory herbs, aromatic lilies, a gentle breeze and you know summer is finally here. With Mother’s Day in May and Father’s Day in June, this is the time to celebrate with family. And what better way to do so than being outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and farm fresh food?

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Note: One funny story that didn’t make it into the article was shared with me by Ben, the bee guy: “A gentleman called about a colony of bees that needed to be removed. What I found was the largest colony of feral bees I have ever seen – probably 180,000 bees or more… I got to work removing the bees, brood, honey and honeycomb. I used a bee-vac to collect the bees into a hive and I put the honeycombs into several buckets. When I was ready to leave, I realized I had forgotten the lids to the buckets. Since I had already worked a long day, I decided to just put them in the car and drive home with my bee-suit still on. Naturally, many of the bees left the buckets and started going to the windows, clogging them up.

A police officer pulled alongside me and as he looked over at me I could see a puzzled look on his face. Then, his eyes got wide as he realized that there were bees swarming in my car. There are very few times in life when you know exactly what another person is thinking – and this was one of those times because I know he was thinking to himself ‘I do NOT get paid enough to deal with that!’ Indeed, he didn’t pull me over and I’ve chuckled about it ever since.”

Olive Oil, Lemons, and Sunshine – The Greek DietThe Greek Diet

On a typical Wednesday morning, the Voula, Athens farmers market – agora – is alive and hopping. Shiny black olives, brilliant yellow lemons, red tomatoes, green beans, and multi-colored bell peppers are patiently waiting in their baskets for buyers to take them home. The weather is warm and the food is deliciously fresh. But you don’t have to travel to Greece to enjoy the goodness of the Mediterranean diet – you can make it

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2017 Theme Title
January/February New Year Resolutions To Your Health!
March/April Alternative Medicine Integrating Your Healthcare Options
2016 Theme Title
January/February Cocoa and Coffee Comfort in a Cup
March/April Meats Surf and Turf
May/June Seasonal Allergies The Battle of the Allergies
July/August Desserts The Scoop on Summer Sweets
September/October Physical and Mental Health Get Smart! Be Healthy!
November/December Health Apps There’s an App for That!
2015 Theme Title
January/February Herbs, Spices, Mushrooms for Immune System Eat, Drink, Be Merry – and Fight Colds Naturally
March/April Juicing Don’t Eat Your Greens – Drink Them!
May/June Farm to table Farm-to-table Distance – We Did the Math!
July/August Olive Oil and Lemons Olive Oil, Lemons, and Sunshine – The Greek Diet
September/October Apples, Beans, and Corn The ABCs of Fall Food
November/December Top Chefs The Best for the Holidays
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January/February Cruciferous The Anti-Cancer Mob: Cruciferous Vegetables
March/April Allium (Green Onion) Spring Has Sprung…A Spring Allium!
May/June Mix Summer Fresh, Farm Fresh
July/August Berries Small but Potent
September/October Squash, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes Root for the Orange Team!
November/December Cabbage Fun, Festive, and In Fine Fettle
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March/April Green Tea Why Green Tea Should Be Your Cup of Tea
May/June Acai Berry Berry – With A Hint Of Chocolate
July/August Tomatoes You Say Tomato, Cityview Asks What Type?
September/October Bananas Go Bananas!  Run For It!
November/December Holidays hOMe For The Holidays