Cox, Elizabeth Blickman, Rebecca Farrell, Tanya Coller, Chris Hall, and all the talented people I work with at Berkeley Heart Labs; and to my editors Celeste McCauley and Anne Simpkinson at Guideposts. Many bows to Paula Bartholomy, MS, co-founder of Hawthorn University and Liz Lipski PhD, who supported this project in its embryonic stages; Sarah Bearden, MS, for helping me on my nutritional journey; Montse Vallory, Ruth Fehr, and Cathryn Couch for teaching others how to cook for people with cancer; and the gracious Caroline Nation, founder of My Food My Health. A shout-out to Gina Gallo, Gia Passalaqua, Patricia Lewis, and the charming Jean Charles Boisset. A salute to the following friends and cheerleaders: Victor Marchese for his love of the farmerâ€™s market; the gang on Rustic Way; Jennifer Omholt for always telling it like it is with a extra dash of humor; Jill Leiner for her courage and lifelong friendship; Jodie Chase for her PR savvy; Karen Omholt for her strategic marketing expertise; Paul and Vicki Remer and John, Henry, and William Silva for being willing to taste many of the recipes in this book during various stages of development; and Judy Witts Francini, Italian life coach and amazing cook who, many years ago, steered me towards the kitchen where I belonged. My gratitude to my parents, Barbara and Jay Katz, for their love and support throughout my journey, along with their wonderful community of friends; my brother Jeff for his advise and counsel; my talented nephew and niece Harry and Amelia; Bella, my muse and kitchen dog; and my husband Gregg Kellogg, for his belief in my work, unwavering support, and patience. And, finally, thank you to all my clients and students for all you have taught me along the way.