August 30, 2023

Age-Fighting Quercetin Is Anti-Inflammatory

Quercetin (pronounced kwer-suh-tin) has been in the news recently, and for good reason. This yellow pigment is a flavonoid that occurs in apples, grape skin, red onions, and green tea. While quercetin’s presence in foods has long been recognized, it has only been lately that some of its remarkable effects have come to light. Quercetin’s recently discovered properties include protective effects against cancer, cardiovascular disease, allergies and immune dysfunction — all of which, if prevented, could help improve or extend life. For life extensionists, however, the most exciting research involves the use of quercetin as a potential treatment for aging. […]
August 25, 2023

Anti-Aging Dishes Cookbook Wins the Silver Living Now Award

Anti-Aging Dishes Cookbook Wins the Silver Living Now Award in the Cookbook General Category Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning cookbook author, chef, and healthy-eating advocate Grace O announced that her latest cookbook, Anti-Aging Dishes from Around the World (Skyhorse/August 2022/Hardcover) won the Silver Award from Living Now in the Cookbook-General category, in a tie with the Cooking à la Heart cookbook.  This is the sixth award Anti-Aging Dishes has been awarded this year including the Gourmand 2023 Award for Best in Health & Nutrition Book in the World, and a bronze IPPY Award in the specialty cookbook category recognizing excellence […]
August 16, 2023

Rosemary Improves Memory and Cognition

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” —Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Although poor Ophelia was mad, she appears to have been spot on in her association of rosemary with better memory. Despite its name, rosemary is not related to roses but, rather, takes its name from ros, which means dew in Latin, and marinus, which means “of the sea”. The herb was said to have clung to the goddess Aphrodite when she arose from the sea foam in her mythological birth. This “dew of the sea,” which is native to the Mediterranean area, is now cultivated in many areas of the world. […]
August 10, 2023

Traveling with FoodsTrients to Dublin Ireland

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin Ireland While on our way to Sweden for the Gourmand Awards event in Umea, Grace O and the FoodTrients team stopped in Ireland for tours and tastes of the country. The FoodTrients team was treated to a memorable dining experience at Restaurant Patrick Gilbaud in Dublin. With over 40 years of dining excellence, the food, ambiance and service were impeccable. We enjoyed the Wild Turbot, Native Blue Lobster and Irish Beef, which were served to highlight the rich local offerings. We were so excited to try the Cucumber Foam with Sea Buckthorn, which is an anti-aging […]
June 7, 2023

Anti-Aging Dishes Cookbook Wins Gourmand’s “Best in the World”

Gourmand’s award highlights Grace O’s FoodTrients passion, Grace O’s cookbooks are: “ All based on the principles of FoodTrients, the recipes in Grace O’s book take us on a journey through a world of thousands of cultures, all brought together for healthy eating. A gigantic undertaking in adapting many different culinary traditions for a result that makes you want to take care of yourself and your loved ones by cooking and, above all, by eating together.” – Gourmand 2023 Award for Best Health & Nutrition Book in the World The Gourmand International 2023 Awards With over 100,000 screened books and […]
March 14, 2023

Try DIY Gluten-Free Granola Two Ways

Before I was diagnosed with celiac, granola was one of my favorite go-to breakfasts. I always kept my favorite brand handy for quick on-the-go breakfasts and was more than disappointed when I realized it had to be eliminated. Not until I began cooking more of my own meals did I realize that I could also create my own gluten-free granola. I began looking up recipes and found a few that have become steady breakfasts around here. They are simple and so delicious that I’d love to share my two favorites. Granola is the quintessential breakfast food. It’s easy to prepare, […]
February 14, 2023

The Gluten In Your Spice Rack: 3 Surprising Facts

Herbs and spices are simple. They are usually ground, shredded or whole seeds or leaves. No gluten there, right? Well, not so fast. While bottled herbs and spices that contain just one ingredient are almost always gluten-free, there are a few secret sources of gluten that may be lurking in your spice cabinet. Here are 3 surprising facts about gluten in herbs and spices… Asafoetida (hing), a common spice in Indian cooking, nearly always contains wheat flour. Asafoetida is a powder made of dried gum of a root called ferula. It is known for its unpleasant smell and its delicious oniony, garlicky […]
February 13, 2023

Get Heart Healthy Olive Oil

I like to stay abreast of nutritional information and research that can impact your heart for better or worse. I like to pass along this information to my patients, as well as my readers, in an effort to keep your hearts as healthy as possible. Recently, some surprising information on the authenticity of the olive oil that you may be buying came across my desk. As I recommend olive oil to keep the heart healthy, the information in this report was disturbing.  Let me tell you about this and what you can do about it. Get Heart Healthy Olive Oil […]
February 1, 2023

8 Ways To Save Money on a Gluten-Free Diet

I vividly remember the first grocery shop I did after being diagnosed with celiac disease. I was in utter amazement at my options and at the fact that there seemed to be replacements for everything that I thought I would really miss. Now that I’ve gone through this a few years, though, I’ve found a few ways to have fun and keep eating tasty, nutritious, gluten-free meals while holding on to my hard-earned cash. Look for foods that are naturally gluten-free. Shopping the gluten-free section is not the budget way to avoid gluten. There are plenty of foods that are gluten-free […]