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Debbie Sarfati HHC

Debbie Sarfati is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor and the owner of Whole Nourishment in Boulder, CO. Debbie works with clients around the country to create customized nutrition programs that improve diet, enhance wellness, and eliminate health problems.

Her personal journey has given her the knowledge and compassion necessary to help her clients take an active role in their own healing process. Debbie has successfully helped hundreds of people across the country to improve their diet, enhance their current state of health, and eliminate a variety of health conditions. She does this through individual consultations, writing, lecturing, and through her educational e-newsletter. Call 303.938.1468 or visit:

www.wholenourishment.com

Articles by Debbie Sarfati HHC

Saving Money on Food

One of the biggest topics my clients are asking about these days is how to save money when they're food shopping, without sacrificing good nutrition. In this month's article, I have put together some tips and strategies to save money on your grocery bill while still eating healthfully.


Composting

Composting is essentially nature’s recycling system where living or once-living materials are broken down into a rich soil. Composting is a convenient, economical, and sustainable way to handle your yard and food waste – right in your own backyard.


Making food go further: The art of freezing

One of the best ways to save money is to make sure that you don’t waste any of the food that you buy! I can’t tell you how often I hear from clients that they were so proud of themselves for buying a ton of fresh food – but then watched it “die” in their refrigerator as the week went on. Or, when they finally remembered they had bought it, the food was already past it’s time. The right intention was there, but…


Eating With The Seasons

We live in a culture where most foods are available to us at any time of the year. Go into your local food store in the middle of winter and you will probably find strawberries, despite the fact that they are able to grow in most climates for only a few months of the year. 

However, long ago the ancient Chinese discovered that our internal organs respond in very specific ways to seasonal changes in the weather and diet. Our bodies function best when we eat like our ancestors did, consuming foods appropriate to the season. In every season, particular foods stimulate ki – or vital energy – to flow through our organs. This cycle repeats itself every year, creating Mother Nature’s perfect plan for nourishing each organ of our body...
 


Recipe - Veggie Stuffed Squash

Ingredients:

2 small winter squash—acorn, delicata, butternut, etc.
2 tsp. ghee or olive oil
1 small bunch rainbow chard, washed and cut into small pieces
2 Tbsp. dried cranberries
2 Tbsp. slivered almonds
1 Tbsp. coconut flakes
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch ground fennel
pinch salt.....
 


Recipe - Carrot Parsnip Soup

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
4-5 medium carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
4-5 medium parsnips, peeled and coarsely chopped
4 cups organic chicken broth
1 1/2 cups filtered water
1/4 tsp. pepper, or to taste
1/4 tsp. salt, or to taste...
 


Gluten-Free, Naturally

About two and a half years ago, I learned that I was highly intolerant to gluten, which was actually something that I had suspected for years. At first, I was happy to have discovered this; it seemed to be an opportunity to further improve my health and possibly prevent future related illness. I was feeling very positive about making this dietary change—that is, until my mind shifted to thinking about the list of my favorite foods that I would never taste again: NY pizza, Challah bread, and Black & White cookies. Being a Jewish (former) New Yorker, these are the “comfort foods” of my childhood! Would it be possible to visit NY without having a slice of pizza?


Chewing

How many times do you chew each bite of food? I never actually had thought about this before I attended nutrition school. One day in class they gave each of us a patty of cooked brown rice (for lack of a better way to describe it). Our simple instructions: chew each bite until it is liquefied.

Under normal conditions, this patty would constitute about 5 spoonfuls of rice and would take only moments to consume. However, for what seemed like an eternity, the room was silent and we all sat there chewing. And chewing and chewing and chewing.


Eating-Out with Food Allergies

Eating out at restaurants can definitely be challenging for anyone with food allergies. But having allergies certainly does not mean a life sentence of boring or only home-cooked fare. Below are some tips to help you dine out more easily, while also being sure that your dietary needs are met:


Gluten-Free: Should you be

My client Elizabeth came to see me after struggling for three years with IBS: chronic bloating, distention, and severe constipation. All diagnostic tests were normal (colonoscopy, blood tests, etc) and so she was taking a combination of four laxatives that her doctor suggested, with little relief.

Jasmine could not stop getting sick! Almost every other month she caught a cold that would last the better part of two weeks. Just when she was starting to really feel better, the next cold seemed to be waiting around the corner. She exercised, ate well, and took high quality vitamins and supplements, but still could not figure out what was damaging her immune system.


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