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Healthy eating to reduce stress.

October 29th, 2014 | by Pamela Simon | Comments Off on Healthy eating to reduce stress.


Hi There,

This morning I talked about stress and what it can do to your body. Honestly, I knew stress could be hard on the body, but I didn’t realize just HOW MUCH it can impact your physical and mental health, until I’ve had to research it for my holistic nutrition classes.

It’s because of this I’m committed to helping you heal inside and out. I want you to feel the best you possibly can.

In a couple weeks I’ll begin the recipe program for this website. You’ll be able to find it in a separate tab under the Health page. Don’t worry I’ll send you the link when it’s up and running.

Your health and the path you take to get there is very important to me. I’m constantly striving for better ways to help you. Encouraging you to eat nutrient rich foods and offering recipes is one of those ways.

That’s why I’ve enlisted the expertise of
Executive Chef Walter Dobrovolny!


Walter is an award winning chef who has been in the food industry for almost thirty years. During this time he’s held every position imaginable in the catering, restaurant and food service business.

These are just a few of his accomplishments:

• United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Great Chefs’ Tasting “Best Restaurant” 2008 and 2011

• Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 1996 – 2012

• UCP Fred Ferrara “Service Award” 2013

On a personal note, Walter is married to a wonderful woman (I know because she’s my sister!) They live in a south suburb of Chicago with their two children.

I’ve been a recipient of Walt’s cooking for over twenty years and I’m excited he’ll be joining me on this journey of creating nutrient rich and yummy recipes for all of you to try.

Why am I reaching out to such a qualified chef?

Well, for starters I need someone to test all these recipes I’ve been cooking up! In addition, the quality of information I send out is extremely important to me and I want to ensure you’re satisfaction.

Normally in my own kitchen when I create a new recipe I don’t measure. I add a little bit of this, a little bit of that, stir, taste, add some more seasonings…you get the idea!

I can’t very well send you a recipe with those kind of instructions. So I have to retrace my cooking steps and determine proper measurement of the ingredients.

I feel really fortunate to have Walter as my “quality control” guy. He’ll be cooking the recipes I send him and give me a thumbs up or thumbs down based on ease of cooking and taste. (You’ll only get the thumbs up version!)

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All the recipes will be made with whole, nutrient rich ingredients to help your body heal and strengthen your immune system. Yes, they’ll be yummy! Good for you and good taste don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

Please join me in welcoming Walter!

Any of you out there who know what a great chef Walter is feel free to sing his praises in the comment section below.

Here’s to eating for our health!


PS. To read this mornings blog about What Happens to Your Body During Stress? click here.

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