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Nutrition Drill-Down: How Organic is Organic?

February 2, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Cooking & Dining Out, Expert Advice, February 2014, Home Life, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

by Roy Dittmann, OMD, MH, DM According to the USDA, “methods like irradiation, sewage sludge, and genetic engineering are all expressly prohibited from being used when growing or processing organic foods.”1 It’s always good to know your food isn’t being produced with the use of sewage sludge. But did you know that not all packaged foods [&hellip...

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Good Vibes, Good Eats: After 25 years, Wahoo’s is just as tasty

January 3, 2014 • 2014, Community, Cooking & Dining Out, January 2014, People & ProfilesComments (0)

One of Orange County’s most iconic family business stories began on the second floor of a little Chinese restaurant in Sao Paolo, Brazil. That’s where three brothers, Wing, Ed and Mingo, spent their earliest years and where, after school, you could find...

Nutrition Drill-Down: What’s the Deal with GMOs?

January 3, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Cooking & Dining Out, Expert Advice, Home Life, January 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-Teens, ToddlersComments (0)

by Roy Dittmann, OMD, MH, DM In December the state of Connecticut became the first state in the nation to require labeling of GMOs (genefically modified organisms) in foods. Today, food companies are not required to disclose on a label the presence of GMOs...

Nutrition Drill-Down: Grass-fed Dairy

November 27, 2013 • 2013, Cooking & Dining Out, December 2013, Expert Advice, Home Life, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

by Roy Dittmann, OMD, MH, DM The happy dairy cow grazing on the grassy knoll under blue, blue skies is a scene that plays out in ads and on packages more often than in the real America. Today, most are caged up and force-fed corn and soy (mostly genetically...

Sit… Stay… EAT: Families Dig Lazy Dog Café

November 27, 2013 • 2013, Community, Cooking & Dining Out, December 2013Comments (0)

Growing up, Orange County boy Chris Simms would vacation along with his family in the breathtaking mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. There he learned to fly fish, ride horses and ski. It’s also where he learned to wait tables and cook. In Jackson Hole,...