Welcome to Issue 18 of our Newsletter
I am fired up this week! Last week I was in Arizona – staying with my good friends Pam and Russell. It was lovely to get some warm sunshine, but more importantly, I attended another fantastic training conference put on by the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) in Scottsdale. Surrounded by MDs who are truly motivated to add more to their tool box beyond drugs and surgery gave me hope for the future of healthcare. In this issue, I tell you more about IFM’s mission because it’s so inspiring to me, and I think it will be to you too. I believe this is truly medicine as it’s meant to be. I also feature an update on a household toxin source that will probably surprise you – and which is lurking in every pantry, including yours.
Two nights ago, we had a fabulous evening of laughter and delight at my latest Wine and Chocolate seminar. The kitchen was warm and cozy as we sampled and savored two wonderful and healthy sources of decadence you can enjoy this holiday season. Keep reading to learn more about chocolate: why it’s not only “okay” to enjoy but actually can be a smart decision for your health IF you get the right kind.
Happy Holidays to you and your family! I am wishing you all a healthy and vibrant new year. Thank you for your support this year. As you spend some time the next two weeks looking forward to 2010, I encourage you to set an intention you plan to keep. Prioritize your own self-care. Eat on purpose. Live on purpose.