Friday, May 30, 2008


Everyone suffers from this. Sugar is the #1 enemy (minus moderate amounts of good carbs and fruits). So here are some resources to get educated. Educating yourself on nutrition is beneficial to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Educating yourself on sugar not only helps you understand what sugar does to your body, but the more you know, the less you will be tempted to consume it.

So start with the book Sugar Blues. My mother bought this book in the 60's and still swears by it, passing it out to friends and family.

I also found another book called Get the Sugar Out: 501 Ways to Cut the Sugar Out of Any Diet.

Then check out these videos I found. You don't need to watch it, just turn up the volume while you're working at the computer and listen! In fact, listen to it over and over again.

Then check out some of these websites (just a few to get you started):


Part I:

Part II:


Click here to see more of these videos.

Macrobiotic Foods - Lawrence Kushi

I watched this video about a year ago. Very informative on macrobiotic foods and the movement. Lawrence Kushi is a researcher and professor at Columbia University (I believe) and is the son of Michio Kushi who was huge in the macrobiotic movement and started the Los Angeles healthfood market, erewhon foods. More on him and erewhon later.


Navajo Nation and Uranium

I just listened to this on NPR this morning. Please take the time to listen.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

That's All Folks...

'Tis a sad day. Yes indeed. I dropped out of anatomy yesterday with only three classes to go. But, I am retaking the class in the fall! Fun stuff. I learned a ton, but my grades just did not reflect my hardwork and my non-A was a little too non and CalState would not be pleased with my end result. So instead, a W (for wonderful) will be in it's place.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Coconut Oil...

Here's a great website on coconut oil.

The Truth About Coconut Oil...

Someone posted this on Myspace. I found it pretty darn interesting since I just talked about coconut oil and have purchased some to help my acne and digestion.

The reason people think coconut oil is unhealthy has nothing to do with science, but has everything to do with marketing and money



Despite what you may have heard, coconut oil is a very healthy addition to your diet..

Like everyone else, I used to believe that coconut oil was an artery clogging saturated fat. Then several years ago I was in a meeting with a group of nutritionists and one of the members of the group stated that coconut oil was one of the good fats, that it didn’t cause heart disease, and that it had many health benefits. This went against everything I’d heard in the past. This nutritionist, however, backed up her statement and referred to studies that showed that coconut oil had many important nutritional and medical uses. Was coconut oil the evil villain or not? I had to find the answer..

I began looking and it soon became obvious to me that none of the doctors and nutritionists who were claiming that coconut oil was bad really knew anything about it. All they were doing was repeating what someone else had said, who in turn, repeated someone else, and on and on..

I realized that if I was going to find the truth I needed to go to the research. And that’s what I did. I started digging though the medical literature and looked up everything related to coconut oil. When I did this, I found hundreds of articles. And what I learned shocked me! I discovered that coconut oil had many important nutritional and medical applications. I also learned that there was no truth in the belief that coconut oil causes or even contributes to heart disease. In fact, I learned that if you want to protect yourself from heart disease you should be using coconut oil..

I began using coconut oil myself and recommending it to others. I’ve seen it help people with hemorrhoids, cancer, diabetes, psoriasis, gallbladder disease, bladder infections, flu, and many other health problems. I now have the opportunity of seeing how coconut oil affects people in a clinical setting. I see people all the time who use coconut oil and witness how it affects their lives. Some have experienced incredible improvement from a wide variety of health problems..

One of the interesting things about coconut oil is that it helps improve nutrient absorption. It improves absorption of minerals such as calcium and magnesium and thus aids in preventing osteoporosis. Also, it increases absorption of some of the B vitamins, the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K, beta-carotene) and some amino acids. Because it is easily digested, provides a quick and easy source of nutrition, and improves absorption of other nutrients, coconut oil has been recommended in the treatment of malnutrition..

Coconut oil seems to benefit a wide variety of skin conditions. It can help speed healing of cuts and burns, and it’s also great for fungal infections such as ringworm and athlete’s foot..

Research has shown coconut oil can be useful in the treatment and prevention of obesity. Studies show it may also be helpful in preventing liver disease, kidney disease, Crohn’s disease, cancer and many infectious illnesses such as the flu, herpes, bladder infections, and candida, to mention just a few. Studies are now being done to test its effectiveness against serious illness..

The reason people think coconut oil is unhealthy has nothing to do with science, but has everything to do with marketing and money. Back it the 1980s, people were concerned that saturated fats could raise cholesterol levels. The soybean industry realized this was a perfect opportunity to make a profit: if they could convince people that all saturated fats were bad and caused heart disease, people would eat more vegetable oil..

So the soybean industry spent millions in an anti-saturated fat and anti-tropical oils publicity campaign. Special interest groups joined in and because of the media blitz it didn’t take long before everyone believed coconut oil was an artery clogging fat..

People are still duped by the soybean industry’s attack on coconut oil. Many authors, too lazy to do their own research, still parrot the biased viewpoints produced by these groups. I’m trying to change this by providing accurate information so that people can know the truth..

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Macrobiotic Foods Part III

So why am I so eager to write about macrobiotic foods? Well, it's pretty much the regime I use now to stay healthy, strong and avoid getting sick. I know, I know. I was just sick! But until this time, it had been over six months since my last sickness. Before I changed my lifestyle, I was getting sick sometimes 2 - 3 times monthly! That is no joke.

In the introduction to Gillian McKeith's book, "You Are What You Eat," McKeith talks about how she herself got into nutrition on her 24th birthday (JUST LIKE ME!). I actually found her introduction on the web verbatim.

Read this! Please read this. It's not boring!! You will see that after I read this, it inspired me to only put pure things in my body from that moment on.


Some people paint me as the unrepentant ruthless nutritionist, obsessed with natural foods and healthy diet. My own mother is afraid to spend Christmas dinner with me, because she is worried that I'll start lecturing her on good food and bad food, and my daughter has been known to call me a 'food freak'.

OK, I admit it. I am passionate about what goes into your body. I wasn't always like this through. Years ago I ate only foods that were frozen, or in a plastic packet, and I could not get through the day without my daily ration of crisps and chocolate bars. Growing up in the Highlands of Scotland, I loved my diet of mince and potatoes, fish and chips, custard and jam rolls.

And then I fell in love with an American, a health nut. I went to live near his home in Philadelphia, but I refused to let his weird ways influence my normal lifestyle. That is, until my 24th birthday, which is when everything changed. My boyfriend surprised me with an envelope. All it said on the card was that I was 'going on a long journey to a special place' on my special day. At that very moment, I had no idea as to just how long my journey would be. We jumped in the car and began the very long drive to an undisclosed location. During the six-hour-long drive, I imagined luxury hotel rooms with hot tubs, perhaps overlooking the mountains or prairie, by a river or a hot spring. After a few hours on the highway, I spotted a sign blaring, 'New York State Welcomes You'. I then started to imagine visiting the Empire State Building, Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, staying on 5th Avenue or Madison Avenue. My heart was pounding with anticipation. This Scottish lassie was on her way to the 'Big Apple' in this big country with this big man. Wow, what a birthday!

Just before the seventh hour we arrived at our destination. No Big Apple, no mountains and certainly no hot tub in sight.

"We are going to a macrobiotic lunch for your birthday," Mr. America shockingly gushes.

"To a what?" I shoot back.

"You'll see," he calmly assures.

We entered a ramshackle hut filled with dozens of people sitting around makeshift folding tables and folding chairs with paper plates and plastic forks. The setting looked more appropriate for a tots' tea party, but here were adults of all ages, clearly from all I walks of life; some dressed smartly and sophisticated, others casual and relaxed. Was my boyfriend part of some scary cult, I wondered? My parents warned me about things like this before I left Scotland.

The programme finally commences. The keynote speaker, Elaine Nussbaum, a slight, soft-spoken slender lady with the most sincere eyes and a strong New York accent and author of a small underground book, titled Recovery, is introduced. She begins to tell her story and it turns out to be the most profound story of my life. I listen in disbelief first, then awe, and finally inspiration and hope.

Elaine was given two weeks to live. Every bone in her body had been riddled with cancer and she could barely walk, talk, breathe, sit or stand. The hospital sent her home to die. They could do no more for her.

On her deathbed, a friend decided to spoon-feed her an esoteric diet, called 'macrobiotic'. This incorporated natural vegetarian foods like brown rice, green vegetables, seeds, seaweeds, beans and lots of soy or 'miso' soups. Within one month, Elaine began to regain strength. Within two months, she felt like she was no longer ill.

She then went back to the hospital for tests and the doctors discovered that her cancer had disappeared in full. They had never seen anything like it, and I had never heard of anything so incredible. That's when my journey began, when I realized just how powerful food is. We indeed are what we eat. I was suffering with a litany of normal health complaints that we all know too well when we work and play too hard. I had headaches, tiredness, body pains, aches, spots on my face, I suffered from candidiasis, an insidious yeast infection and I was over my ideal body weight. When I stopped long enough to genuinely think about it, I realized that I was one of the least healthy persons I knew.

Today I see the same parallels with my own patients at the McKeith Clinic in London. When patients first arrive, they are usually poor eaters, many are overweight, and some are at crisis point. My goal with you, as with my patients, is to get you to know what is best for you to eat, and which foods will help you to lose weight, stay slim and improve your health for life.

You really can do it if you follow my plan. Do much of what I tell you most of the time, and you will surely be healthier, fitter, stronger, sexier and happier. That's my promise to you. I have treated literally thousands of people with fantastic, unprecedented results. People will travel from every region of the globe to get help. I've seen patients from just about every nationality and walk of life, including Hollywood stars, royalty, world leaders, footballers, and Olympic athletes. But they're mostly people like you and me. And they all have one thing in common: all of them, regardless of their background, are made up of what they eat! And those who eat horribly are generally, and not surprisingly, sicker than those who eat healthily.

My patients often have different goals: the athlete, for example, may want to achieve better performance; the housewife may need more energy; the office worker may need to strengthen their adrenal glands to be able to handle stress; the elderly man may need more constitutional support, and so on. But in every case, the food that goes in becomes the body's medicine, and if you feed your body the wrong stuff it'll simply lay down fat, lower your energy, sex drive, even your brain power.

In picking up this book you have taken the all-important first step on the road back to a slimmer, healthier you. You can choose the wrong drug or my correct prescription. It's your choice, but if you make the right decision your body is really going to thank you for it. And this is a prescription for the whole family, too, so don't feel isolated. It's simply going to be about changing a few habits and recognizing the harm that certain foods are inflicting on you.

After more than 15 years in clinical practice, I have found that the people who take decent care of their bodies, and eat the right foods, are generally the healthiest specimens. They are stabilized at their natural, healthy weight plus they are more energized, have better sex lives, are more relaxed about life, enjoy smarter brain function and are even, on balance, happier. This can be you too.

To a large extent, this book is about discovery and knowledge. If I can educate you and turn you on to the right foods, then you will have the best chance of being slim, well and healthy. I want you to benefit from my many years of research and successful treatments on thousands of people. Anyone can do it - just let me show you how.

Macrobiotic Foods Part II

Here are a few great websites on macrobiotics:

Macrobiotic Foods Part I

What does macrobiotic mean?

According to - A Macrobiotic diet (or Macrobiotics), from the Greek "macro" (large, long) and "bios" (life), is a dietary regimen that involves eating grains as a staple food supplemented with other local foodstuffs such as vegetables and beans, and avoiding the use of highly processed or refined foods. Macrobiotics also address the manner of eating, by recommending against overeating, and requiring that food be chewed thoroughly before swallowing.

And to add to this is this amazing website, "Macrobiotics is the practical application of the natural laws of change... It is a tool that allows one to learn to live within the natural order of life, the constantly changing nature of all things."

And from this website:
That macrobiotics is a practice designed to help humans get back in touch with their natural instincts so that they follow those and live healthy and happy lives as a result -- and that those instincts were given to us when we were created rather than invented by a human.

Macrobiotics itself could be defined as a system of balance aimed at promoting health and happiness, based largely on yin and yang, and most widely known for its application to food. Macrobiotics emphasizes natural, whole, locally grown plant foods.

Although the Macrobiotic diet (or better said "Macrobiotic lifestyle") would be largely vegetarian, it also sometimes contains fish.

History of macrobiotics:

Here's a great article by Herman Aihara, a macrobiotic teacher, about the history of macrobiotics.

In his essay written in 400 BC Airs, Waters, and Places, Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, "introduced the word to describe people who were healthy and long-lived."

One of my favorite quotes EVER, although simple is from Hippocrates - "LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE."

Herodotus, Aristotle, Galen, and other classical writers used the term macrobiotics to describe a lifestyle, including a simple balanced diet, that promoted health and longevity.[1]

The greatest pioneers of the macrobiotic lifestyle were George Ohsawa and Michio Kushi. Check out the next blog which will be written very shortly about them!

Homemade Flour Paint...

Eco-friendly, homemade paint! Check it out here.

The Detox Train

Looks like Oprah is on the detox train! WOO! Still on my detox. I am breaking one day for my cousin's wedding this Friday (but then adding one more day at the end of my detox). I'm one of the bridesmaids and hey, I deserve a little fun, but still planning on continuing after that. So, friends of mine, if you need a designated driver for the next couple weeks, call me up!

So Oprah is basically doing the same type of thing: no alcohol, no caffeine (although I allow myself green tea for my skin), no sugars (minus natural sugars in fruit, etc.), no gluten (which is a bit intense - but good to avoid as much as possible). GO OPRAH!. Check out the article and her regime here.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In Memory...

I must take the time to write about someone who was very special in my life and especially special to my mother who knew her since the age of 11 and eventually joined her dance company. Lola Montes, a beautiful Spanish dancer died at the age of 90 years old this past Saturday. She was also a lover of nutrition and made the best fruit compote I ever had. She was a very special, intelligent, strong-willed lady. RIP and Ole!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Alternatives to Soy Milk...

... at Urth Caffe! Since our new discovery of how bad soy (minus edemame, tempe, miso and natto) products are for you, must share this news! Yes, the trendy little cafe offers rice and almond milk. Heather just told this to me. Same additional cost as soy. So go to town!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Honey and Allergies!

I was in the kitchen (at work) this morning getting some tea when my lovely friend Patricia walked in and said to me, "You won't believe what I learned this weekend..." I told her to dish it out!
She learned that drinking a cup of warm water with a tablespoon of honey (everyday) stops allergies! Now it can't be just any honey. It must be honey that is grown locally or within 20 miles of where you live. What the...? YES! I did a little research myself...

Read this.

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Best Smoothie!

<------ Don't waste food! I've been home the past two days sick with the flu. It started as a cold last Thursday and because I have not given my body the rest it needs, the cold has now developed into the flu. I am in bed and giving a little bit of energy to the blog. So I am finishing the detox tonight. Today I made a little modification and had a smoothie. The best smoothie in the world!!! I made this because I had very brown bananas that I don't want to go to waste and left over fruit before I do my grocery shopping on Sunday.

Ok here are the ingredients:

Almond Surprise

1 cup Almond milk
A huge handful of shredded almonds or chopped almonds
Any left over fruit: blueberries, bananas, stawberries, etc.

Throw it in a blender and voila! The almonds add crunch and thickness to the smoothie. It's delicious and healthy.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I just watched that trailer for FOOD MATTERS from the previous entry about oh... five million times. I'm almost brought to tears because it's so hard to understand how so many people in our society are sick and dying because of bad nutrition! Education is the key, the absolute key! Do you really think that if people knew that just eating healthy would save their health, save their money, save the environment, save lives they would eat all the junk their eating??? It's a choice. Every bite we take, everything we put in our bodies counts and we have the choice to say yes or no!

Sugar is so addictive. As I am doing my Gillian McKeith's detox, I realize how not having any sugar (minus fruits and some grains) in my body takes getting used to. Even tiny amounts create a snowball effect and before you know it, you're just gorging on JUNK! Moderation is key, yes, but are you really eating sugar in moderation if you suffer from headaches every day, need coffee to keep you going, feel lethargic most of the time, if you're 30 - 40 pounds overweight? Don't say "well, I'll start tomorrow." Never put it off! Start now!

A few weeks ago, I encountered a person who told me they were trying to be healthy as they were eating a processed granola bar. I don't judge, but that's not healthy! Ok, if you are wondering whether or not you are actually eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle, well, don't guess. Read about it. If you're not eating mainly live/ raw foods, then you are not as healthy as you can be. When you start your way to a healthier you, you're life will change tremendously not just in appearance, but the way you feel, think, live!

That's a fact!
It's a fact for EVERYONE!

Here are some good books to get you started. EDUCATE YOURSELF!:

First and foremost, start with Sugar Blues.
If you are a sugar addict, which most of us are, then read this to get some sense into you, quit the sugar habit and start you on your way to a healthier you. This book will change the way you look at sugar and make you think twice about what you put in your mouth.

Then read You Are What You Eat. It really is the plan that will change your life. Makes eating healthy EASY! and it really educates you on so many delicious healthy foods!

David Wolfe's Eating For Beauty! David is a raw foodist and tells you why eating LIVE FOODS is so essential! GO RAW!

Come on people, don't you want to look your best and feel your best. Aren't you tired of not being at your best at the prime time in your life. Eating healthy does not mean you're sitting in a corner eating only millet and bird seed. Heck no. Healthy foods are the best tasting foods you can get!


OMG! I just got an add on Myspace from these guys! Check out this trailer for the movie called FOOD MATTERS! Heck yeah it does!

More On Herbal Supplements:

Know Your Supplements...

Herbal Supplements

How on earth are you supposed to choose the best brand of herbal supplements and the best type of herbal supplements? I always believe look to food first for a cure, then go to the herbal supplements. Like my skin, for example, I eat well but my hormones are a bit off kilter and I need some extra help from my friend agnus castus. So which brand should I use!?!?! So here's an article I found from Mother Earth News. Best magazine in town, hands down! Here's another article on how to choose the best brands of herbal supplements.

Don't be fooled! Herbal supplements can be dangerous if not consumed properly. And there are a ton of companies out there who market an herbal supplement that is not safe. Herbal supplements have never been FDA approved, so it's important to do your own research. Only recently did the FDA take action. They are now apparently requiring that herbal supplements provide a hot line on the bottle for users to call if they encounter problems. Not a very stable way of testing, but the FDA is apparently going to "monitor" this. If a company receives a certain number of complaints about a specific supplement, they will be required to respond to those complaints within a timely manner and will have to make modifications to their product... What does this teach us? Educate yourself and do your own research!!!

Here are some other interesting articles:


Allergies! They're the worst! So read about them here.

Monday, May 12, 2008


I am currently working with a few different people on their diets and lifestyles. If you are interested in learning more about health, cooking healthy foods, making your lifestyle healthier, please contact me. I basically take you grocery shopping spending an hour going through each grocery item discussing its importance and finding a way to incorporate it into your daily routine. I then go to your house and teach you the most convenient way to prepare a delicious, healthy meal. Total time is roughly 3 - 4 hours. I then work with you on a weekly basis taking any questions, concerns you may have and helping you make your new lifestyle a permanent and happy one.

Payment in trade. Or if you have nothing to trade, we'll negotiate!

I want to help EVERYONE be healthy and happy,
so please take me up on my offer to help you!

Restaurant Guide...

Check out Gillian McKeith's Restaurant Guide.

You will be able to rate these restaurants and make your own comments using the Gillian McKeith principles and philosophies as benchmark criteria in evaluation.

  • Examples of what is on the menu.
  • What you had and how tasty.
  • Healthy Criteria: Was it pure and natural? Organic? Vegetarian? Vegan? Hold the sugar, salt and cream?
  • Is the restaurant offering healthy foods? Are there healthier options available?
  • Will they accommodate your healthy requests? Is there a healthy consciousness?
  • The general ambience.
  • Website, email and telephone number of the restaurant so others can visit too.

Monday Monday...

So got a late start on the detox. I was sick all weekend, sad, but now I feel extra encouraged to get back to health with a detox. Not sure how long, but I figure for at least 4 days, and then do a modified version for a whole month. So, no synthetic sugars, no caffeine (except green tea), no alcohol - - just raw vegetarian (as much as possible - might sometimes eat fish) foods.

So sippin' on a delicious veggie juice consisting of cucumber, celery and a little bit of apple. MMMM! So freaking good!

For those of you viewing the blog for the first time, check out the detox I follow from the book You Are What You Eat by Gillian McKeith. There are 8 Parts, so make sure to check them all out. This detox is similar to a colonix, meaning, that you lose a lot of waste!!! You feel great, and you're never hungry. You will get tired, that is normal, but it's easy. So get lots of rest!

This weekend was my two year anniversary of changing my lifestyle to completely healthy! Well, 89% healthy! hahaha. That's plenty! It's definitely made a difference in my life. Aside from losing weight, I don't get headaches every day, I don't feel lethargic, I found new healthy and delicious foods to eat, I've learned to make cooking and eating healthy a convenient task and because of the results I have tons of other people to do the same! It's so easy.

YAY for Tita who just bought the book You Are What You Eat on my birthday! Best birthday present ever! Cathy too!!! YAY!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

100th Post! SKINTIMATE!

What a better way to celebrate my hundreth post than with the celebration of my acne cure?! FINALLY!! Soooooooooooooo. How long has it been since I said I was going to toss the facial soaps and lotions and only use a wash cloth soaked in warm water!? Well, it's working!!! I swear to goodness it's working! My acne is disappearing. It's been about almost 2 weeks. I can't believe it. I am now drinking the green tea, taking my Vitex supplements and using just a wash cloth to take off my makeup and wash my face. I stopped the tea tree oil products because they make me break out. Just the washcloth. It's a freaking miracle!!!!!!!!!! WOW!

My friend Alice told me she takes off her eye makeup with coconut oil and it moisturizes the parts around her eyes to prevent wrinkles. Remember I talked about coconut oil in my previous entry, so going to Whole Foods this weekend to get it! YES! Praise the skin gods. Let's hope this lasts. I waited to write about this until it was working longer than one week. You should see my smile, right now!


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

One Month Detox

Get ready everybody! Let's start another detox!!!

So my birthday is Saturday, May 10th and it's been 2 years since I received the You Are What You Eat for my 24th birthday from my mom! Gillian McKeith changed her lifestyle on her 24th birthday too! See, what a connection I have with her. Two years since I totally changed my lifestyle to be as healthy and raw as possible!! That's more exciting than turning 26. ; )

So, May 11th, Sunday is when I start my detox. I'm doing this for one month, like I did after New Years this year - no drinking, Gillian McKeith detox for at least 4 days, hopefully doing one week, walking as much as possible for exercise, not consuming any synthetic sugar, absolutely no caffeine except for green tea. And this for one month! Let's do it together!!! It will feel great! More details to come. Email me if you're interested in doing this with me!!!

More blogs...

So my neighbor/friend Holly and I were talking about environmentally friendly stuff about two weeks ago. And she sent me some links to other eco-friendly blogs she thought would be interesting! Check them out:

Neck to Neck

How much time do we spend taking care of our faces?!? Well, people, our neck is one of the first areas to show age and we need to find ways to care for it in the same way we would care for the skin on our face. My mom taught me this and she's right. So what are some ways to prevent the neck from turning into the red wattle part of a rooster.

Check out this website for some information on how to care for you neck. I also just read that it's equally important to care for the chest.

This website talks about how to take care of your neck and cleavage!

So don't be rooster! Take care of your neck and chest!

Friday, May 2, 2008


I would literally do anything for dark chocolate, especially the bittersweet kind. I am, indeed, a chocolate WHORE! Dark chocolate is something I HAVE to eat all the time. But, I know I'm eating the wrong kind! I should be eating cocao bean in it's purest form. Thanks to a classmate, Shahrzad, a raw foodist, acupuncturist and artist. She informed me of David Wolfe, who is also a raw foodist and specialist on chocolate! liberated by eating raw chocolate!

So let's watch some of his videos. He's unbelieveable.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Scoop on Poop...

This was a link on my anatomy professor's website:

Alternatives to Soy Milk

I've already written that soy milk is bad because it is genetically modified, processed and because it has insane and unhealthy amounts of estrogen. So, alternative solutions. A lot of you might already drink rice milk. Personally, rice milk is like water and does nothing to my tea or my cereal and is rather useless. It's not very tastey and does not dilute anything. But fear not! Almond milk is to be my favorite alternative. I will research in the next few days to make sure it's the safest alternative, but so far so good. It's not as thick as soy milk, but definitely is thicker than rice milk.

Almond milk can be found at Trader Joe's in flavored varieties, as well as plain. Go for the plain. It's delish and then maybe for a treat consume the vanilla flavor. mmmmm.