Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Can't Gwet Enough of EGG by Susan Lazar

Known for her organic fabrics and exquisite designs Susan Lazar's baby collection EGG is the best label on the market for the drooling and toddling set. And if you've got holiday fever you can shop til you drop until December 22nd at their Pop Up Shop in Tribeca. Check them out on N. Moore Street between Greenwhich and Hudson.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Latham's Cover for Experience Life Magazine

Latham appears in November issue of Experience Life, check out the article!
Click here for the full story and behind the scenes video

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Join Latham at Trump Soho SPA for a day of Maternity Wellness

I'm pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the Trump Soho SPA.
Wednesday, October 26th 12noon & 7pm
Join me for a little pampering at the Trump Soho SPA.
Join Latham Thomas, Mama Mio Skin Care, Reserv Concierge and Judie Tupler for a pampering day of relaxation and information on self care for pregnancy and beyond. Latham will speak about nutrition and lifestyle for pregnancy, Mama Mio will provide hand treatments and demos with their fabulous product. Reserv Concierge will walk you through custom baby shower options. Enjoy mini spa refreshers from the SPA at Trump Soho and Prieto Select.
Book a maternity massage treatment and receive 20% off your initial service during maternity week, October 24-30th.
To book a wellness consultation with Latham at the Trump Soho SPA click here
RSVP to: wmyers@trumphotels.com or 212.842.5508

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bella Life Presents- Colorful Conversations: Get your All Weather GLOW on!

Colorful Conversations presents: GET YOUR ALL-WEATHER GLOW ON with Terri Cole and Latham Thomas

DATE: November 2nd

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Presentation by Nitika Chopra, Latham Thomas and Terri Cole to start promptly at 7:45 PM

COST: $30 pre-purchased tickets, $35 at the door


Valery Josephs Salon

1044 Madison Avenue

(Between 79th and 80th streets)

RSVP BY: October 24th and get a FREE meditation from Terri Cole!!

Colorful Conversations event geared towards getting your All Weather Glow On in the upcoming winter months!

Join us and get personal tips from Nitika, Latham and Terri all while connecting with inspiring

women,getting pampered by the expert staff at Valery Josephs Salon and noshing on some

delicious Glow Gluten Free cookies. We want to make sure that you know how to GLOW from the inside out as the winter fast approaches so be sure to mark your calendars and buy your tickets now!

Compliments of our amazing hosts at Valery Josephs Salon, each attendee will receive FREE makeup and hair consultations for the evening! Guests will also be awarded a 20% discount for services they choose to receive at Valery Josephs Salon. Leave a comment below our POST to let us know if you will be getting a service so we can make sure we reserve a spot for you. Get ready to GLOW from head to toe!
Click below to sign up

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Rebecca Minkoff gives a shout out to Latham Thomas in Lucky Magazine

NY Fashion Week veteran Rebecca Minkoff is expecting her first child and showing a fierce Spring 2012 collection this week. She is a mama glow icon with fabulous taste and personal style. She is also a huge advocate of women trusting their bodies wisdom for birth. I applaud Rebecca for that stance. Rebecca is keeping calm, cool, flexible and zen with the help of prenatal yoga in her life and here she tells Lucky Magazine that it's one of the essentials in getting prepped for the show. It's a pleasure to work with Rebecca. Check out the post here Lucky Magazine
To see what Rebecca's up to check her out on www.RebeccaMinkoff.com

Saturday, September 10, 2011

From Farm-to-Face: Why I'm Obsessed with Tata Harper!

Those who know me know how much I love skin care products. People always ask me what I use on my skin and how come it looks so youthful. I'm about to let you all in on a little secret, I've been using Tata Harper skin careproducts for my face for a little over a year now and I'm in LOVE. I first came across Tata Harper's products through my gorgeous friend Denise Mari- owner of Organic Avenue. Talk about beautiful skin, Denise has been practicing raw veganism for years, before it was even popular. She's always on the cutting edge of what's hip and natural, and the real thing.

Tata Harper was an easy sell. We've all heard of Farm-to-Fork, well Tata is leading the Farm-to-Face movement! Her products are chemical free, made from plant essences that grow right on her lush farm in Vermont and the rest of her ingredients are wild harvested in a few special places in the world where the land is well tended with organic and sustainable farming practices.With anywhere from 6-29 active ingredients in each product this line is no joke. Tata is a trained chemist from Colombia who is living the dream. Since before I ever met the beauty maven in the flesh, I had a friend crush on Tata Harper. When we finally met at an Organic Avenue hosted event for her brand where I was a speaker on supplements and beauty we connected big time.

Most recently Tata served as a panelist for the Mama Glow Film Festival and she's a part of my forth coming bookMama Glow: A Hip Guide to your Fabulous & Abundant Pregnancy, which will be released in the fall of 2012. Don't let her teenage appearance fool you, the Columbian beauty is the mother of two and has carved out a space for herself in the fashion and beauty scene making organic, plant based, and natural skin care chic, not granola.

I can sing Tata's praises all day, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to come home to a beautiful care package from her yesterday. I opened the box that was packed with corrugated cardboard strips that looked like eco confetti. There was a personal handwritten note from Tata that I've already put up on my "feel good board" in my office and deep inside there was her signature green velvet pouch with gold string containing her Deluxe Beauty Set. I'm like a kid in the candy store now because I LOOOVE pampering my skin and Tata taught me a self care practice that I can do every day. Her 6 step AM/PM routine for incredible looking skin will change the way you look.
Here are the products I use and go to Tata's site for more details and to purchase:
1. Regenerating Cleanser
2. Hydrating Floral Essence (like a toner)
3. Rejuvenating Serum
4. Rebuilding Moisturizer
5. Restorative Eye Creme
6. Replenishing Nutrient Complex

Once a week I use the Resurfacing Mask for my face, usually on Sundays when I can lounge and take a hot soak and relax. After the bath I use the Revitalizing Body Oil. Follow Tata's specific instructions on the site and you will sing her praises as I do. She's truly on the vanguard of making holistic beauty a widely embraced experience while maintaining total integrity in her product and practices. To learn more about my friend Tata Harper check out her webiste- www.tataharperskincare.com

Latham's Blog on Crazy Sexy Life: Slow Birth

Slow Birth is ecologically attuned midwifery/doula care with respect to the balance of nature.

Over the years, the Slow Food movement has benefitted from a lot of traction in the sustainable food community. Everyone speaks about slow food, the ecology of mother Earth, where our sacred food comes from, how it’s been cultivated, even the soil composition. The food justice and sustainable food movement prides itself on preserving just food for all.

Because I’m in the birth business, it got me thinking about how this concept applied to a new type of birthing model, one that is ages old but getting lost in the fast-paced world we live in. That concept is slow birth.

Slow Birth references labor and maternal care practices that are respectful and honor the inner ecology of the woman, her sacred anatomy, her innate wild wisdom and her attuned rhythms. It respects that birth can take time.

Like Slow Food, slow birth is about going back to the basics, celebrating what’s natural. That doesn’t mean without sophistication. It does, however, mean listening to the sophisticated rhythms of the body and acknowledging that you don’t always need technological support. The body is highly sophisticated and undergoes a host of processes to bring forth a baby.

The time of birth cannot be predicted, and this phenomenon of uncertainty leaves medical practitioners uneasy. So many women have the experience of being encouraged to take medications to “move things along.” With their haste to speed up their labor via drugs, they alter the woman’s internal hormonal ecology, and she can become disconnected to what is happening in her body and start to mistrust. No one can govern the female body but the woman who lives in that body. When practitioners take a position to modulate the normal course of a woman’s labor (without good reason to do so) they perform an act against nature. The connection to the Slow Food movement is strong here: The widespread use of agro-chemicals in farming are also an act against mother nature.

There is also the issue of unnecessary medical waste that is accumulated as a result of the technocratic birth model (which mirrors the inorganic waste, chemical compounds and natural resources wasted from industrial farming methods). Midwifery care is less expensive and less invasive, and midwives respect the mother/baby dyad. Organic farming is less expensive, uses less energy and the produce tastes better. We have a lot to say about this when it comes to our food, but what about when it comes to our wombs? We have to work with women and their bodies, not against them. We have to work with mother nature’s rhythms, not against them.

In my labor support work as a doula (Greek for “one who serves”), I strive to work with the mother and keep her in the hormonal flow and in a rhythm with her baby. We use breathing techniques, visualization, sound, movement, essential oils and therapeutic touch to help her labor comfortably. When a woman trusts her body and has proper support, she can have an empowering birth – no matter what the outcome. If Slow Food is a movement that takes us back to the land with respect and honor for sustainable food, then Slow Birth takes us back to the womb with respect and honor for the sacred process of birth.

For more information on how to optimize your health, visit TenderShootsWellness.com

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Daily Front Row: CHIC REPORT- Rebecca Minkoff

My adorable pregnant client and fashion stylist extraordinaire Rebecca Minkoff is getting close to her NY fashion week show, but she took some time to catch up with the DAILY Front Row and share about the Mama Glow Film Festival. See her article below! Go Rebecca!!

The Hamptons! We know we haven't given you enough coverage (Ha!) about our beloved getaway this summer,
so Rebecca Minkoff writes in with her recent adventure on the East End to make you feel like you were there. And who are we kidding? Summer's not over yet! Our Daily Dan this weekend is a must read. But first let's see what Rebecca's been up to... For the record: This was pre-Irene.

"The Hamptons in the summer time is a unique paradox. While my blood pressure always drops a little bit when I arrive there due to the fact that it’s the chicest, most relaxing beach-y locale to go and get away from it all. The Hamptons are also teeming with social events, step & repeats, and fancy-pants lunch engagements. After much practice, I think I’ve found a perfect balance of relaxation and socializing while I’m up there. Recently, amidst my sunbathing, I was lucky enough to attend and be on the host committee at the 1st annual Mama Glow Film Festival in the sleepy, stunning Hamptons hamlet of Sag Harbor. My good friend, and healthy pregnancy extraordinaire (and personal pre-natal yoga instructor), Latham Thomas is the founder of this festival and her first endeavor to showcase two films that bring awareness to maternal health and birth options was a runaway hit. It was a very happy, smiling crowd that I am glad to have been a part of. The guest list was right up my alley with supermodel extraordinaire Christy Turlington-Burns premiering her directorial debut documentary film No Woman, No Cry. Christy is probably one of the most stunning women I’ve seen in a long time. Her film is beautifully told, well produced and emotionally gripping. It tells the powerful stories of four women experiencing at-risk pregnancies in various locations around the world, such as Bosnia and Tanzania. I know I’m uber-pregnant at the moment, so I might be a little biased on the matter, but I absolutely loved it. The second film on tap for the day, Madame Tizo by David Belle, was introduced by the talented and lovely Selita Ebanks. His film tells the inspiring story of a 100-year-old Haitian midwife/leaf doctor known as “Ms. Little Bones” and how her traditional practices positively influence her community. It was educational, and super fun to watch. After the films, I was honored to be a part of a discussion panel that included Latham Thomas, Drena DeNiro, Denise Albert & Tata Harper, founder of a remarkable skin care line that I swear by. We wanted to talk about some of the issues that face women around the world and what we can all do to help. Being in a room with so many ambitious, socially aware women was an experience I won’t soon forget. At the end of the day, I had really worked up quite an appetite, and I wanted to try somewhere new. My husband and I made our way over to the delicious SEN Japanese restaurant in Sag Harbor. All of the Hamptons are raving about this place, with a great many calling it the best sushi in the area. Well, after indulging in what seemed like everything on the menu an expecting mother can eat, I can concur. The Sesame Tofu was a knock out, and I plan to make a pit stop in here every time I’m within driving distance of Sag Harbor."

To hear more about my adventures and get up-to-the-minute updates on what I’m up to, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and on my blog.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Join me and Laila Ali for Fashion's Night Out!

Looking for something fabulous to do for Fashion's Night Out? Join me and Laila Ali at Destination Maternity on 57th and Madison for an evening of fashion, health, and beauty. RVSP to: FNO@DestinationMaternity.com

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Latham on Dr. Richard Ash's Radio show LIVE Sunday August 14th

Hi folks,

I will be on the radio live with Richard Ash M.D., of the Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine @RichardAshMD radio show live today at 6-6:15pm. WOR710am or listen on web via http://www.ashcenter.com. I will be speaking about pregnancy and wellness and promoting my upcoming film festival which features Christy Turlington-Burns and her film "No Woman, No Cry" and a whole lot more. #MamaGlowFilmFest

Also, check out Richard Ash M.D., @RichardAshMD & myself @TenderShoots in the September issue of Martha Stewart's Whole Living Magazine in a story called -"The Best Medicine".

All the best,
Latham Thomas
Tender Shoots Wellness

"Latham Thomas is a fitness and nutrition powerhouse" ~Dr. Mehmet Oz
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

1st Annual Mama Glow Film Festival sponsored by wellNEST

I'm excited to announce my new baby- the Mama Glow Film Festival sponsored by , WellNEST, The Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine, my company Tender Shoots Wellness & more...

The Mama Glow!™ Film Festival at WellNEST was created by Latham Thomas, along with Haley Binn, mother and contributor for Hamptons Magazine, and Rachel Paletsky, an advocate for integrative alternative medicine practices and founder and creative director of WellNEST and WellNEST Studio.

The idea of creating a positive culture of birth that is empowering for women and families resonates with Haley, Latham and Rachel. They decided to showcase two films that have taken a tremendous stance in bringing awareness to maternal health and birth options. With gratitude they welcome you to their first annual event honoring women and innate wisdom of the female body. We welcome you in joining them in shifting towards a healthier consciousness around birth.

Join us: Saturday, August 20th, 2011 5pm
at wellNEST Studio 51 Division Street
Sag Harbor, NY

To Purchase Tickets
contact wellNEST: 631.899.4600 or email: Emily@wellNEST.com
$50 advance purchase/$65 at the door
seating is limited- tickets based on availability
a portion of the proceeds go to- Every Mother Counts

We are screening
Christy Turlington's film- No Woman, No Cry
David Belle's Madamn Tizo.

Following the film Haley Binn will moderate a panel discussion.

Our generous sponsors include:
wellNEST, Tender Shoots Wellness, The Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine,
Pure Essentials, Mamatini, Kiki De Montparnasse, Rebecca Minkoff, Jay Kos, GAIAM,
Basq,Belly Bandit, G-Diapers, Plum Organics, Tata Harper, Nibmor, EGG by Susan Lazar, Moms & the City, Diva Moms, Hot Moms Club & Cord Blood Registry, The Bump, Choices in Childbirth, Dapple, Girly Girl Army, Juicy Naam

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Flip Over & Float with Latham Thomas & Terri Cole

THIS Saturday, August 6, join licensed psychotherapist and transformation and innovation lifestyle coach Terri Cole and health and wellness guru Latham Thomas. Your Mind/Body Re-Boot for the coming season at wellNEST in Sag Harbor, NY. Register at http://terricole.com/events-and-workshops/live-workshops/.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Spread Your Purpose with More Impact

Dear Creative and Visionary Leaders!

Summer is here, temperatures are rising and the beaches are filling up. It’s time to allow yourself to step forward and bring your gifts to the world! It’s official: my colleague, Kate Siner Francis Ph.D is presenting The World-Changing Success Telesummit July 11th – 15th!

The best part – it’s completely FREE! Listen in from wherever you are by phone or on your computer. It’s just that easy!

This amazing panel of visionary women have made a big impact by following their heart and their commitment to make a difference. These masters are ready to show you what worked, what didn’t and what they wish they knew when they started, to help inspire you and get you started with your world-changing success project!

Are you tired of the obstacles in your way and aspire to make the world a better place as a result of your work? We’re here to tell you that we have a new solution for you – The World-Changing Success Telesummit! It’s happening all week from July 11th – 15th.

NOW is the time to step forward and bring your gifts to the world. A creative leader will know the secrets to how to be successful and make a huge difference in the world around them!

What if I told you that you can have make a difference in the world and have a successful business!

In http://www.mcssl.com/app/?af=1366933 you'll hear 10 experts over 5 days showing you how to make the world a better place by overcoming the obstacles that hold you back from your brilliance and helping you step into your future as a leader.

Get the tangible tools you need to do the work you know you are meant to do. Be inspired and bring your gifts to the world!

Be Successful, Be Visionary, Make A Difference! You Can Make It Happen! Reserve your complimentary spot now, visit http://www.mcssl.com/app/?af=1366933 to listen to these live speakers and get inspired. It’s completely complimentary and you never need to leave the comforts of your home. Incredible, right?

Prepare to be inspired! I promise, you are going to love it!

Go here to register and get all the details:



Friday, May 20, 2011

Get your FLOW on with Me & Gabrielle Bernstein!!!

You are cordially invited to:

Get Your Flow On
a yoga, meditation, spiritual throw down…

On 5/22/11 join Gabrielle Bernstein and Latham Thomas for a two hour yoga/meditation workshop entitled Get Your Flow On! Gabrielle will guide you through spiritual tools for clearing fear while Latham will stretch your mind and body to higher planes. This workshop will help you to activate powerful fluid life force.

Date: 5/22/11
Time: 1 to 3pm
Location: Om Factory, 265 West 37th St
Price: $40 in person
$15 ustream
$50 at the door
SIGN UP AT http://gabbyb.tv/get-your-flow-on

WE ARE ALSO THROWING DOWN July 29 - 31 at Kripalu for the Spirit Junkie Retreat!
Join us:) http://www.kripalu.org/program/view/RRSL-111/spirit_junkie_a_radical_road_to_self_love_and_miracles

Monday, May 16, 2011

Latham's mention in NY TIMES.com

Latham Thomas and Justin Gelband were featured in the NY Times online in a round up on the top classes in NYC. The classes Model FIT are held on a weekly basis. 7am Wednesday and Friday mornings Latham & Justin teach together. Don't miss it, at Mushin Mixed Martial Arts!
Click the link below for the full article:

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dive into the Promise of YOU! with Laurie Gerber of the Handel Group

Greetings everyone,

This is a gentle reminder to encourage you to take advantage of this amazing offer to attend an inspiring teleconference with life coach Laurie Gerber, President of Handel Group. The interesting story behind the Handel Group is that founder Lauren Zander was my next door neighbor back in 2003 and little did I know she was cooking up a movement in helping people take full responsibility for their lives and empowering from within.
I'm pleased to be offering you a discount! Enter promo code "Thomas" you can save 50% so it's 10 bucks and really worth the investment!
You click the link below you can hear an audio clip and register online as well.
Laurie Gerber will lead this hour-long exploration into aligning our heart, mind and body.

Monday, May 16th from 8:30-9:30pm

Please check it out!,

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fabulous Pictures

My mentor, my inspiration Dr. Christiane Northrup- best selling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, here we are at the REVEAL conference, where I presented. Dr.Northrup provided a generous quote for my book.

Dr. Mehmet Oz and I on the set of his show after my 2nd appearance as a nutritionist and motivator. Dr. Oz labeled me a "fitness & nutrition powerhouse".

Latham Thomas & dear friend best selling author of Crazy, Sexy, Diet- Kris Carr. Kris calls me the Mama Glow Guru! She provided a wonderful quote for my book cover.

Christy Turlington-Burns, model, mother, activist, maternal care advocate- founder of Every Mother Counts and director of No Woman, No Cry. Christy and I are passionate about women having empowering, safe, and quality care along their birth journey.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Choices in Childbirth benefit honoring Dr. Northrup & Christy Turlington-Burns

Pam Kirkbride and I have the pleasure of covering the Choices in Childbirth benefit hosted by Ricki Lake and honoring Dr.Christiane Northrup & Christy Turlington-Burns. It was wonderful to see Dr.Northrup speak with such poise about her work in women's wellness and have Christy Turlington-Burns share the awareness that her work in maternal health is teaching her, with the debut of her film on the OWN network "NO Woman, NO Cry" is receiving rave reviews. Dr. Northrup's best selling book Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom is my BIBLE! A new version of it was released just this May with all sorts of juicy updates. Please see the video above and the following links for more information about women's options in reproductive wellness, maternal care, birth options, and pleasure exploration.

Choices in Childbirth
Every Mother Counts
Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts
Dr. Christiane Northrup

To see the trailer for Christy's film: CLICK HERE

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Latham's Healthy Style Feature on Vanessa Minnillo

I had the pleasure of attending the Girlfriends for Folate luncheon with March of Dimes and sit down with Ms.Vanessa Minnillo who is a huge advocate for folate and the spokesperson for the campaign. We talked about shoes, prenatal vitamins, advocacy, personal responsibility, and my nail polish- of course. Read the full article by clicking the link: http://www.healthystyleny.com/2011/03/is-newly-engaged-vanessa-manillo-looking-to-get-pregnant/

Join the cause and become a GFF (girlfriend for folate)- http://www.facebook.com/girlfriendsforfolate

Tender Shoots Wellness Presents Ready, Set, GLOW!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Ready, Set, GLOW! : A journey into abundant living, spiritual fitness and healthy lifestyle. Latham Thomas - founder of Tender Shoots Wellness - will guide you through a 1 Hour TeleSeminar focused on getting your inner GLOW on! With Spring upon us, Latham will give her recommendations for a cleansing diet as we transition to Spring and share tips on how to nourish our bodies and honor our reproductive wellness. This is a must for women looking to prepare their bodies, minds and spirits for pregnancy. Get access to Latham's womb meditation specifically designed for attendees of the call.

Call-in information will be provided on the day of the call.


Latham quoted in VOUGE.com

I was really excited to hear from Molly Creeden that I was being selected as an expert for fitness/ nutrition for Vogue Daily in a piece on getting your beach body ready! The piece features some great experts including Kathy Freston, Marco Borges, and Kimberly Snyder. Click the link to read the feature- http://www.vogue.com/vogue-daily/article/back-to-beach-season/

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Latham featured Yonigi in Alignment

I'm a featured yonigi in this week's Alignement. If you haven't made it down to my class yet what are you waiting for. Come check out the Anti-gravity yoga class that Victoria's Secret supermodel Doutzen Kroes, says is her favorite class in the city.

Class is at Om Factory 265 W.37th street near 8th ave on 17th floor
Mondays 12-1:15pm, lunch hour class. Turn your world upside down!

Click the link below to register.

Read my musings and check out the classes I recommend throughout the city. Click the link below to read it all, register to get Alignment in your e-box delivered weekly.

YFS Magazine Features Latham!

I had the pleasure of being featured in Young, Fabulous & Self Employed- YFS Magazine. Please check out the feature by clicking on the link below!


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Get your GREEN on with my Collard Greens Ribbons!

I'm always speaking about the various health benefits of greens and how in our SAD Standard Amercian Diet, we could really rev up the greens.
Our ancient ancestors would eat up to 6 pounds of leaves per day! Can you imagine eating a grocery bag full of greens daily? Few of us even eat the minimum USDA requirement of 3 cups of leafy greens per week. Greens are sexy so let's embrace them!

Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins. They also provide a variety of phytonutrients including beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which protect our cells from damage and our eyes from age-related problems, among many other effects. Dark green leaves even contain small amounts of Omega 3 fats. They help to regulate blood sugar and break down fats, and cleanse the blood.
Perhaps the star of these nutrients is Vitamin K. A cup of most cooked greens provides at least nine times the minimum recommended intake of Vitamin K, and even a couple of cups of dark salad greens usually provide the minimum all on their own.

Vitamin K: (Pretty amazing stuff)

  • Regulates blood clotting
  • Helps protect bones from osteoporosis
  • May help prevent and possibly even reduce atherosclerosis by reducing calcium in arterial plaques
  • May be a key regulator of inflammation, and may help protect us from inflammatory diseases including arthitis
  • May help prevent diabetes
  • Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin, so make sure to put dressing on your salad, or cook your greens with olive oil.

This collard green recipe I am sharing was featured on the Dr.OZ Show (during one of my guest appearances) as a healthy alternative to Southern Style collard greens.


Using a chiffonade technique to slice the greens into ribbons, speeds up the cooking process. These greens are at their best when cooked 5 minutes, sauteed in olive oil, they maintain more nutrients that way and the vibrant green color. This technique can be used on all types of robust greens- kale, mustards, etc.

Serves 4 (Prep time 10 minutes)

2 bunches collard greens
1 tbsp olive oil
sea salt (to taste)
2 crushed cloves garlic (optional)
crushed red pepper

Wash the greens thoroughly and chop off the end stems. Take 3 collard leaves at a time, stack them together and roll them up width-wise. Hold in place against the cutting board and make 1/4 inch slices through the collard roll and place inside a large bowl, continue cutting the remainder of the greens this way. When you are done you should have a heap of collard ribbons.

Heat a pan on medium high, add the olive oil and swirl the pan to cover the entire surface if you are adding crushed garlic place it in the pan now, cook for two minutes and add the collard greens. Sprinkle about 2 tbsp of water over the greens stir around and cover for 4-5 minutes. Remove the lid, sprinkle sea salt and crushed red pepper, then mix the greens again. Serve hot.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Join Latham & Friends in Canada at WellSpot

Join Gabrielle Bernstein, my BFF and author of Add More ~Ing to your Life,
serial entrepreneur diva Jen Groover,
Vinyasa yoga guru goddess Sean Corne,
Wellness maven extraordinaire and author of The Dormroom Diet, Daphne Oz
and other fabulous ladies (plus myself)

for a game-changing conference in Toronto, Canada. Click here to get your tix!
Bridging the gap between health & wellness & entrepreneurship.

Hosted By: HealthyGirl and DivaGirl

HealthyGirltm promotes healthy & wealthy entrepreneurship (wellpreneurship). HeatlhyGirl’s mandate is to bridge the gap between building wealth as an entrepreneur and maintaining personal health & wellness. We are passionate about health, entrepreneurship and wealth-building. Our reason for being is to share and educate on the ideas,events and tools that we believe to be critical to one’s success as a healthy & wealthy entrepreneur! www.healthygirl.net

DivaGirltm is an online female community, dedicated to help women across the nation to get fit, have fun and feel sexy! DivaGirl is your online source to various sexy dance/fitness-based classes, workshops and events, hosted in your area. DivaGirl has re-defined what it means to be a “Diva” and have reached explosive growth over the last year. The DivaGirl umbrella consists of four divisions: DivaGirl Fitness (dance/fitness for women); DivaGirl Entertainment (professional dance company); DivaGirl Beauty (spa/beauty division) and DivaGirl-Preneur (offering business/networking seminars for women entrepreneurs in the city). Get ready to unleash the sexy within... www.divagirl-inc.com.

What are you waiting for?!! Join us!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Latham Named one of the Top 50 Mompreneurs in 2011 on Babble.com

I was very excited to open my email today to see an email from the Babble.com editors about my selection as one of the Top 50 Mompreneurs for 2011. I was also ranked #4 for environmentally conscious. Please read the list and check out the other fabulous moms listed there.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Latham contributes to Well + Good NYC on Agave

Check out this interesting article on Well + Good about Agave nectar. There has been some recent data that bursts the agave bubble. Check it out for yourself and you decide- is agave a healthy sweetener or should we be cautious? Click here to read on!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Spicy Chickpea and Lentil Soup- Yummy on a Chilly Day

For those who are snowed in or at home with the kids for the snow day (in NYC) or those who just LOVE to cook, here is a great winter recipe and staple in my seasonal diet in the chilly North East. I cook this and other fun recipes with my son.

Spicy Chickpea & Lentil Soup

This soup is said to have warmed the Berbers duing the cold winters in the Atlas mountains. Serve with a small side of brown rice and keep yourself toasty during the winter. If you don’t have time to soak and boil the beans, (which none of us busy ladies seem to have time for) you may opt to use canned chickpeas and frozen fava beans. But remember- fresh is best, so plan ahead and soak those bad boys overnight and use the dried beans over the canned. This is one of my favorite dishes. It will warm you to the core!

3 tbsp olive oil

2 onions sliced

½ tsp ground ginger

½ tsp ground tumeric

1 tsp ground cinnamon

pinch of saffron threads

2 14oz cans of chopped tomatoes

2 tsp agave nectar

¾ cup brown or green lentils, rinsed

7 ½ cups vegetable stock or water

1 generous cup dried chickpeas soaked overnight, drained, boiled until tender

1 generous cup dried fava beans soaked overnight, drained, boiled until tender

1 small bunch cilantro

1 small bunch Italian parsley

salt & fresh ground pepper

Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the onions and stir over low heat for 15 minutes or until soft and translucent. Add the ginger, tumeric, cinnamon, and saffron, then tomatoes and agave. Stir in the lentils and pour in the stock or water. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer about 25 minutes until lentils are tender. Stir in the cooked chickpeas, bring back to a boil, then simmer for 10-15 minutes. Stir in the fresh herbs and season to taste. Serve piping hot.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Karen's Body Beautiful: Deeeelish!!

Those that know me well know I'm OBSESSED with skin and hair care products. Back in the day I would travel all the way to Fort Greene Brooklyn for the handmade aromatic potions from Carol's Daughter. I even made my own lotions and potions for skin care for a while. Over the years my taste and knowledge for quality of ingredients expanded and I learned about eco-friendly skin care that was also natural. I stumbled upon Karen's Body Beautiful in Brooklyn and have been in love ever since. Her butter love pomade is good for skin and hair alike, my hair is in locks and I consider it the best lock butter ever! Her hair nectar is a great potion for managing tangles in curly tresses- like my son Fulano has. Each product has its own scent profile and not the typical tootie fruity alcohol based commercial scents either. The Sweet Ambrosia is their best seller and I can't wash my son's hair without it. It's a powerful detangler. I live for her products now! Check them out for yourself!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tips for Common Discomforts in Pregnancy: Gas

I help a lot of moms deal with the common discomforts of pregnancy, and gas is definitely on that list.

A few suggestions for decreasing gas during pregnancy include:
Avoiding foods that contain sulfur including cauliflower, cabbage, oinions- these foods cause gases to form while being digested and the pressure results in odorous gas and discomfort in the mother. They can also cause heartburn later in 2-3rd trimesters.

Chew your food slowly and completely. When you swallow air from rapid eating pockets of air are trapped and cause disturbance in the form of gas. It will either be released from belching, or flatulence.

Try eating small meals. Eating smaller meals will allow your digestive system the break it needs.
Drink well between each meal.

Try fennel seed after meals. Fennel is helpful in stimulating proper digestion and is a galactagogue as well, meaning it helps to stimulate milk flow in lactating moms.

When I was pregnant I focused on eating leafy green vegetables, nuts (those without skins) cashews, pine nuts, and soaked brazil nuts, I ate a lot of raw fruits and vegetables and found that the fiber just moved through my system very well. I didn't suffer from bad gas.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Latham contributes to Well + Good NYC- Stinging Nettles

Healthy hair is something we all aspire to. Check out my advice in Well + Good NYC for a boost of sheen, and vitality for your hair. It's winter and we could all use a pick-me-up and stingling nettles can do the job. This potent plant will boost your Iron levels, and winter proof your hair in no time. Click here to go to Well + Good and learn more about this awe-inspiring plant.