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June 2, 2014 by


Dear Dave, I need a QUICK protein fix for my child who is at school all day and already consumes a smoothie early in the day.  Are there any jerky or energy bars that you’d recommend? Annie, Whitefish MT Dear Readers (and Annie), Annie explained that her son was having memory and concentration issues and […]

Ask Dave: How to Predict Trends and Amaze Your Friends

April 1, 2014 by


  Loyal reader, I am about to share with you a secret – a simple one, but one that no one seems to know just yet.  Food, as with clothing, music, politics, etc, is subject to the whim of the latest and greatest thing.  This year while at the Natural Products EXPO I caught on […]

Ask Dave: Duck, Chicken, GOOSE!

March 3, 2014 by


Dear Dave,  I have been told that chicken eggs are no longer going to work for me but to give duck or goose eggs a try – why would they be so different?    Annie, ID Dear Annie, Very timely question Annie – many people I know are facing this issue right now.  I’ll explain […]


February 3, 2014 by


An ode to the smaller things in Life. Dear Dave,  Can you get ‘that’ at Costco?  Sincerely, Most People Dear Most People, This is a question I get asked almost every week (including 20 minutes ago) and I need to come clean with you all:  I really don’t know because I avoid that place like […]


December 27, 2013 by


Dear Dave,  My family tradition is to have a seafood for New Years dinner but our children have been getting noisy about its ‘sustainability’  and suggesting turkey instead.  Is there a way to make informed choices at the seafood counter so that we can have a guilt-free dinner?  Sue,      Wisconsin Hello Sue, EXCELLENT […]

ASK DAVE: Ode to Apples

December 2, 2013 by


ODE TO APPLES This is a ‘SPECIAL EDITION’ geared towards all you apple lovers out there.  Apples are deserving of a rampant fan club – tasty, full of fiber, low glycemic and a great source of healthy carbohydrates…who could ask for more? This year I encountered three apple varieties that were all new to me.  […]


November 4, 2013 by


Hey Dave –  What is the difference between vegetarian fed and grass fed chicken? I can’t find grass fed chicken anywhere in my area. Even whole foods only has vegetarian fed chicken. I’m not sure I’m getting the best poultry for my body. Whole foods rating system even has vegetation fed chicken at a 4, […]

Ask Dave: Cricket, Anyone?

October 6, 2013 by


Dear Dave, I have just started hearing about Cricket Flour as a good source of protein.  Is this for real or an internet hoax gone viral? Diane, Tucson Hello Diane, Yes this is very much for real and not a recently dreamed up fad created by food ‘inventors.’ In fact insects are nutritional staples for […]

Ask Dave: Gluten free and Still Hurting?

September 2, 2013 by


Dear Dave, After finding that I am ‘gluten-sensitive’ I changed my diet to 100% gluten-free but am still having many of the same symptoms as before.  How safe are the gluten-free products out there and are there brands that you recommend? Kathy, Florida Dear Kathy, GREAT question Kathy!  Many people simply assume that gluten free […]

Ask Dave: A Better Egg

August 4, 2013 by


Dear Dave, I have been diagnosed with an allergy to eggs, wheat, and corn which makes it tricky to find foods without those ingredients.  My neighbor offered me some duck eggs which my doctor is not sure about.  Do you know if duck eggs cause the same reaction as chicken eggs?  Ann, WI Dear Ann, […]