Kristina

Hello fellow foodies, I’m Kristina, dedicated nutrition “nut” since about 1980.
I was an elite runner in San Francisco, searching for ways to help stay in peak condition and concerned about what was going in to my body. At that time there were so many “fad” diets trending that I decided to learn more about what nutrition is.
I am now a CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) with training from Pima Medical Institute. I have also obtained a certificate in Understanding Nutrition from the American Academy of Nutrition.
I continue to be amazed and inspired as science and research forges ahead on a daily basis to provide us with even more knowledge about nutrition. More than ever I believe that a good diet and healthy lifestyle is your insurance to a longer, happier, healthier life.
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Jun 032015
 
Lemon and Herb infused Cucumber Water

What You Need to make Lemon and Herb infused Cucumber Water: • ½ cucumber • 1 lemon • 2 sprigs rosemary • 1 handful thyme • 1 handful mint • 1 handful basil What To Do: 1. Wash and thinly slice ½ cucumber and 1 lemon. 2. Fill a pitcher with water. Add lemon slices, […]

Apr 282015
 
Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers

Ingredients for Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers: 1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 clove garlic 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano 3 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 lbs jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after peeled) kosher or sea salt and fresh pepper to taste 7 wooden skewers Directions: In a food processor pulse basil, garlic, […]

Apr 282015
 
Basilicious: Basil Health Benefits

It’s here, at last. Yes, that wonderful and fragrant time of year when you can stop buying basil in clamshells and start growing your own, or going to the farmers market for fresh basil. Sweet basil is most commonly thought of as the main ingredient in pesto, mixed with olive oil, pine nuts, and parmesan, […]

Jan 202015
 
Are there Health Benefits from Cinnamon?

For a spice that has a history going back over 4,000 years, you would think that there wouldn’t be much controversy over cinnamon. It is disappointing that people will jump all over the benefit of something before doing their homework. The benefits and risks of cinnamon are making headlines these days like never before. Most […]