Welcome to a world of ideas! Being a nutritionist isn’t just something that I do, it is something that I am. So much of the ways I think, connect with the ideas of nutrition and holistic living. I see the world through the eyes of a nutritionist and it is in my blog where I can share my new ideas, information and revelations.

I categorized my current writings, completed and not completed, into a list of a broad extravagance of ideas and brainstorming.   I present this to you as an introduction to me, and to Learn Feel Choose Nutrition - these are the things that I think about!

I hope to share and to learn from a growing LFC community, here on my blog, as well as in this big wonderful world we share.

In Health, Peace, Vitality and Community,

Amanda Buxbaum


(1) Health Challenges, A-Z. Symptoms, Syndromes and Diseases in alphabetical order

(2) Supplements

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Amino Acids
  • Fatty acids and lipids
  • Multiples and formulas
  • Super foods / Extracts
  • Phytonutrients
  • Other
  • Effect specific:
    • GI
    • Mood, anxiety, focus, depression
    • Sleep
    • Pain
    • Bone density
    • Immune function

(3) Food Information – Know Your Foods!

Animal foods

  • Meat
  • Organ meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Broth made from animal bones



  • Lacto-fermented (sauerkraut and kim chee)

Fats and Oils

  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Palm oil
  • Cod liver oil
  • Butter
  • Lard


Beans and lentils



Herbs / Condiments



Foods and Special diets

  • Gluten-free
  • Low Oxalates
  • Low Salysilates
  • Specific Carbohydrate diet
  • GAPS diet
  • Low lectin - Dr. Grundy's Plant Paradox

(4) Food Shopping – Getting Your Foods!

Shopping doesn’t have to be hard, dismal and expensive!

  • Inexpensive - 
    • Sweet deal / great values
    • Free
    • Salvage Grocery Stores - eg. Ebenezer's in Ephrata, PA
  • Local
    • Garden
    • Farms
    • Farm Markets
    • CSA
    • Grocery Stores with Healthier Options (MOM, Whole Foods, Roots, Trader Joe’s)
    • International Grocery Stores
    • Buying clubs – Costco, Sam’s Club
    • Large Chain Grocery Stores (Giant, Safeway, Shoppers)
    • Convenience Stores / Gas station Mini-Marts
  • Mail Order – Online shopping.
    • Thrive Market.
    • com
    • Beyond a Century
    • Life Extension
  • Fun and Satisfying
    • Happy grocers, joyful sales people – helpful and informative, too.
    • Shopping humor – aisling, etc (,
    • Ideas for shopping efficiently
    • Ideas for making shopping joyful.
    • Exercise time-outs while shopping
    • Breathing Technique time-outs while shopping
    • Meditation time-outs while shopping
  • Alerts!
    • Label Alerts! The good and the bad.
    • Other dangers
    • Other Opportunities
  • Shopping Advice - on what to look for
    • YouTube
      • FlavCity -  Aim to get what is "Bobby Approved!"
    • Articles/Books

(5) Food Prep – Preparing Your Foods!

  • Smoothies
    • Recipes
    • Videos – Demo what you do!
    • “What would Spock put in a Smoothie?” – Inspiration can come from many places!
    • Principled Smoothie Ideas – See Concept Cooking videos!
    • Seasonal – the best smoothies usually have a lot of fresh veggies and/or fruits.
    • Proportions = liquids + fresh food solids + powders + fats + proteins + spices
    • Spices and Spice/Food combinations
    • Timing
    • For Diseases
    • For Body builders
    • Liquid Meals (Elderly, illness, dental issues)
    • How to balance or intensify
    • Color
    • Texture
    • Flavor
    • Baby Food
    • As Artistic Self-Expression
    • Smoothie Forums
    • How to Use and Maximize Content of (while retaining Palitability)
      • Vegetables (Kale, Celery, Parsley, Bitter Melon, etc.)
      • Super Fruits (Noni, Goji, etc.)
      • Herbals / Spices (Garlic, Turmeric, Ginger)
      • Good Fats (Cod Liver Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Lecithin, etc.)
      • Powders (Green powders, protein powders, meal replacement powders)
    • Using Raw Left-Overs – “You grind it up and no one is the wiser.)
    • Using left-over smoothies in your next meal
      • Quick Breads
      • Sauces
      • Liquid for a crock pot / slow cooking
    • Smoothie Spoofs
  • Health Balls – Raw Health Ball “Truffles”
  • Regular Heated Cooking
  • Broths and Soups
  • “Superfood” Cooking
  • Raw Foods “Cooking”
  • Fermenting – Lactofermentation
    • Kombucha (fermented black tea using a SCOBY)
    • Kefir and yogurt (fermented dairy)
    • Sauerkraut, Kim Chee and Pickles (fermented veggies, esp. cabbage)
  • Dehydration (Dried fruits, vegetables and meat jerkies)
  • Soaking, sprouting and sourdoughing – techniques for grains, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds.
  • Herbs, Condiments, Sauces, Mustard, Mayo, etc.
  • Baking
  • Desserts
  • Appliance Use – and recipes by kitchen appliance
    • Vitamix and regular blender
    • food processer
    • juicer
    • Other
  • Kitchen ideas – prep, routine, timing, etc.

(6) Travel Food Ideas – Preparing and eating while traveling – by car, by plane, camping, to work, to school, etc.

(7) Thrifty Nutrition Ideas – “Don’t Throw That Away!” and other kitchen strategies 

  • Meta-edibles
  • Budget Food Repurposing
    • From:
      • Cut off ends, cores, peels, seeds
      • Vegetable pulp from juicing
      • Bones
      • Left overs
    • To:
      • Garden
      • Health and Beauty
      • Pets
      • Crafts
      • Food

(8) Resources and Recommendations – (Learning is so delicious!)

  • Introduction
  • Local stores/markets/sellers
  • Online resources
  • Books, Magazines, Journals
  • Nutrition in the News
  • LFC Recommended Blogs
  • Local Health Practitioners

(9) Your Turn! Submit your genius, silliness, experiments, insights, menus, recipes and protocols! Learning. Teaching, Brainstorming and Putting it Out There!

DIY Food Forum – You learned, you felt, you chose. You figured things out in new and brilliant way!

  • Your Videos!
  • Things Which Inspire You to Health and Wholeness – Your stories and your wisdom!
  • Survey Monkey – (can embed in page of post – lots of plug ins. )
    • Submit a question using Survey Monkey
    • Answer questions which other people post
  • LFC asks LFC!

(10) LFC Events! – for LFC Clients. Some by invitation. Some open to all.

  • Gowns, Grub and a Social Cause
  • Shopping Social Events — finding things together
  • Monthly Nutritional Movie Night – with make-here Pot Luck Smoothies!
  • Workshops and Discussions

(11) The LFC Shopping Emporium

To be coming later.

  • Yoga Socks
    • Make stretching and exercise be a part of your everyday life! A gym on your feet.
  • Inspiration Rings – unisex – 1 year guarantee
    • Darkness and light. Combined. Both on one ring.
    • Creativity / inspiration / meditation. Combined. All on one ring – if you can find it.