Clean Keto vs Dirty Keto

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Functional Chef Gerard Viverito remembers learning the hard way about clean vs. dirty keto. “Like most people starting the keto diet, all the high-carb, starchy foods went out the window first. I dropped potatoes, pasta and pastries. I felt I could eat as much bacon, pastrami and sausage as I wanted. But I was feeling […]

A Tale of 2 Pandemics

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There are two pandemics affecting the world right now: COVID-19 and obesity. My concern is people are willing to talk openly about the former, yet there is hesitancy and uneasiness in openly addressing the latter for fear of embarrassing someone and being labeled as a body shamer. Frankly, obesity is one of today’s most blatantly […]

Stress eating during this pandemic

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I understand you’re tired and anxious, but ice cream and tater tots aren’t going to help. I’ve learned that when you eat poorly, you feel worse. So, you eat poorly again! After half a carton of ice cream, you might as well at the whole thing, right?  Cleaning up your diet may help you feel […]

Study points to the truth about saturated fats and heart health

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Here’s news that will hopefully change how doctors define a heart-healthy diet. You may believe that cutting back on saturated fats is doing something good for your ticker. But after carefully monitoring the diets of 577 healthy adults, and evaluating them for multiple heart disease risk factors, researchers in Malaysia concluded something remarkable: restricting carbs […]

Believing in Balance

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  Chef educates bloggers about sustainable ingredients such as palm oil Like many chefs, Gerard Viverito is passionate about preparing food with only the highest quality ingredients. What sets him apart, however, is his unending drive to share his passion for healthy and good-for-the-planet foods with others. In addition to making regular TV and radio […]

Around the world in Arizona – Malaysian cuisine is trending

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Bringing the flavors of Malaysia to Arizona Daily Mix viewers, I talk about travel and how you can experience different cultures right from your kitchen. I also highlight the importance of choosing sustainable ingredients, which is a passion of mine. For more information on environmentally friendly palm oil, visit https://www.palmoilhealth.org/what-is-palm-oil/.  For information on choosing seafood that […]

curry laksa recipe

Cooking up some quick Laksa in Phoenix

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In my last post I discussed the Malaysian dish Curry Laksa. In this TV spot I highlighted this wonderful dish again and provide busy cooks with a hack or two to make the quick version. KTVK posted the full recipe on their site, and it was originally posted at the Palm Oil Health resource website, […]