Genetic Testing Before Pregnancy Should Be as Common as Taking Folic Acid (September 1, 2016)

By Shivani Nazareth The very first time I had to tell a patient that she was at 25 percent risk of having a baby with cystic fibrosis, she was already 16 weeks pregnant. Only a few months prior, I had... Continue Reading

Supplement Safety (June 3, 2016)

Many of us reach for supplements to improve health and well-being, but do you know how to choose safely? By Matilde Parente, MD, FCAP Alternative and integrative practices have come a long way in a short... Continue Reading

Can’t Lose Weight? You May Have Some Carb Intolerance (May 27, 2016)

Can’t lose weight? You may have some carb intolerance. By Jackie Buell, RD If you made yet another resolution to lose weight in the New Year, you’re certainly not alone. It is estimated that only... Continue Reading

The Naked Cookbook Author Q&A: Tess Ward (May 20, 2016)

Tess Ward, author of The Naked Cookbook answers questions and describes her approach to clean, healthy eating. Q: Can you describe a bit of your culinary training? What influences led you to offer up... Continue Reading

The Naked Cookbook: Bare and Bold (May 13, 2016)

Sustainable nutrition deliciously delivered is the goal of Tess Ward’s collection of recipes.  Classically trained at Le Cordon Bleu, Tess Ward has com­bined her professional culinary training with... Continue Reading

The Art and Science of Weight Loss (May 6, 2016)

Sustaining weight loss requires mental and physical commitment. By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE If you have ever tried to lose weight, you know it’s not easy. To be successful you need some understanding... Continue Reading

Nutrition Know-How for Healthy Aging (July 1, 2015)

Headlines correlating what we eat with opti­mal health abound: claims of “superfoods” compete with new juic­ing fads; proteins and carbohydrates contin­ually spar; leafy greens are everywhere. But... Continue Reading

The Not-So-Sweet Health Risks of Sugar Substitutes (April 29, 2015)

By Mia James Many of us have embraced a real-is-better philosophy when it comes to food. We are choosing butter over marga­rine, natural beef and chicken over processed meats, and fresh vegeta­bles over... Continue Reading

How Much Protein? (April 13, 2015)

By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE Director of Nutrition California Health & Longevity Institute Protein is a hot topic in nutrition and the marketing campaigns of food products, generating myriad “high-protein”... Continue Reading

The Truth about Bone Health (May 12, 2014)

What really matters when it comes to strong bones? By Mia James Healthy bones are a fundamental part of living and aging well. By keeping our bones strong, we decrease our chance of fractures and are able... Continue Reading

Sweet Cravings (May 12, 2014)

Gluten-free baking star Kyra Bussanich shares her story and delicious recipes from her new cookbook. By Diana Price Photos by Leela Cyd For those of us with a sweet tooth, it might be hard to top the sensory... Continue Reading

Cooking Oil Conundrum (April 21, 2014)

Choose the right cooking oil for the job. By Ann Bloom We have been bombarded with messages about saturated fats, trans fats, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats to the point of utter confusion.... Continue Reading

Mindful Eating (April 21, 2014)

Enjoy your food with intention and reap the healthy rewards. By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE Director of Nutrition California Health & Longevity Institute Most of us have likely heard the term mindfulness.... Continue Reading

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Poor Health (April 17, 2014)

A vegetarian diet may be linked to a lower body mass index (BMI) and less frequent alcohol consumption; however, it also appears to be associated with poorer health, a higher need for health care, and... Continue Reading

To Supplement or Not to Supplement? (February 24, 2014)

By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE,  California Health & Longevity Institute, located within Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (  A glance at the vitamin and supplement aisle in any grocery... Continue Reading

Healthy Diet, Happy Bladder (February 24, 2014)

By Elizabeth Houser, MD Everywhere we look in the media, we find claims that different diets can improve our quality of life. Experts and gurus suggest that we increase our water intake, avoid sugar, become... Continue Reading

Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry (February 24, 2014)

Taste comes first in this collection of simple, delicious recipes from blogger and cookbook author Elana Amsterdam. When Elana Amsterdam started cooking gluten-free meals after a diagnosis of celiac disease,... Continue Reading

Food Fight (January 7, 2014)

With food allergies and sensitivities on the rise, are we at odds with our food? By Laurie Wertich When Cali Duke, a 28-year-old mom and account representative from Hailey, Idaho, broke out in head-to-toe... Continue Reading

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