About NChuda

Nancy Chuda is a seasoned broadcast journalist, television writer/producer, talk show host and author. Her career spans over three decades having appeared on both national and cable television. In 1971 she authored one of America’s first low-calorie cookbooks, How To Gorge George Without Fattening Fanny, published by Hawthorn Books. Appearing as a regular guest on Dinah’s Place, Dinah Shore’s ABC daytime talk show. And later on The Johnny Carson Show, The Today Show with Barbara Walters, Merv Griffin, Phil Donahue, and David Frost. In 1972, Nancy and ABC’s Good Morning America co-produced Michael Krause produced a cable program, The Low- Calorie Gallery, based on her best selling cook book. In 1975, hired by Warner-Amex as part of a creative team, she was responsible for hosting and producing content for Columbus Then and Now, a program, the invention of QUBE, an interactive television system which played a pivotal role in the history of American cable television. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QUBE In 1978 she developed a series for ABC’s Good Morning America based on an article which appeared in Mother Earth News magazine. The Integral Urban House, a case study project and model for a sound urban habitat sponsored by the Farallones Institute in Berkley California was the first example of green architecture ever to be televised. In 1979, Nancy co-produced and hosted Sunnyside a Los Angeles based public affairs program viewed on the CBS affiliate station KNXT, From 1980-1984, she appeared on KABC’s Eyewitness News as entertainment reporter and film critic. Her environmental advocacy began when her daughter was diagnosed with cancer. In 1990 she co-produced an Emmy nominated ABC Variety Special, An Evening With Friends For The Environment to benefit Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet one of the first national children’s environmental health advocacy groups in which she served as a volunteer. Currently, she is the co-founder and President Emeritus of Healthy Child Healthy World, a non-profit organization established to honor the Chuda’s only child, Colette, who died in 1991 at the age of 5 from Wilm’s tumor a nonhereditary childhood cancer. She is also the co-founder of The Colette Chuda Environmental Fund, a donor-advised fund which supports major epidemiological research on children’s health. Nancy has won numerous awards for her advocacy. In 1996, the California League of Conservation Voters Environmental Leadership Award, The Healthy Schools Heroes Award, presented to both her and her husband James Chuda by California Governor Gray Davis for their legislative efforts in securing The Healthy Schools Act which was signed into law in September, 2000. In 2003, Parent’s Magazine published an article Mom’s On A Mission and awarded Nancy for her environmental leadership for children’s environmental health. She serves as an associate of the Director’s Council of Public Representatives of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was appointed by President Clinton’s Health and Human Services Secretary, Donna Shalala, to serve as a member of the National Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) a position she held for four years. In 2010, along with her husband James she founded LuxEcoLiving.
Website: http://Healthychild.org
NChuda has written 218 articles so far, you can find them below.


Comedy

Robin Williams was a giant amongst men: Learn how science uses mice to better understand depression and what causes it

By Nancy Gould Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World “While as many as one in six Americans is likely to suffer depression in their lifetimes current medications either are inadequate or eventually stop working in as many as 50 percent of patients.” “Robin Williams was a true friend for the environmental protection […]

Celebrations

Healthy Child Healthy World lands in Happy Canyon: In the Arms of the Angels a New Life Begins

By Nancy Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Happy Canyon, Santa Ynez California   Mary holds the first born grandchild in the Brouillet family LuxEcoLiving     How could anyone not be happy looking at this gorgeous toddler. What a magnificent setting for any occasion but on this particular day friends from […]

Architecture

Best Boutique Hotels in the World:The Dorset Square in London

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World London England I would prefer to live forever in perfect health, but if I must at some time leave this life, I would like to do so ensconced on a chaise longue, perfumed, wearing a velvet robe and pearl earrings, with a […]

Art

Abcense and Cangiari: Two Top International Fashion Designers as seen in Paris LuxEcoLiving Style

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World New York, London, Paris, Milano A Models Portfolio Then and Now- Catherine Harle Paris Clockwise from top right: Vogue Paris, April 2012, Cover By David Sims; courtesy of DNA (2).Clockwise from left: Anita Pallenberg looking at her booking chart at the Catherine […]

Art

The Quin is Manhattan’s Quintessential Luxury Boutique Hotel and One of the Best in the World

By Nancy and James Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World New York City 57th and 6th Avenue, The Quin Hotel         When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in […]

Art

Jefferson Woeste’s Passion for Gardening: If Not Now When

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Gardening is my therapy ” A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in– what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”  Victor Hugo, Les Miserables Jefferson Woeste and Nancy Chuda LuxEcoLiving Woeste’s […]

Global Citizenry

J.B. Mauney’s fall from grace on Bushwacker

By James and Nancy Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Barbara California Earl Warren Showgrounds   “The most dangerous 8 seconds in sports.” PBR Rarely does one get the opportunity to make history in the dirt. Jim and I went behind the scenes to watch two champions head to head WATCH! […]

Global Citizenry

J.B. Mauney’s Bushwacker Bails World Champion

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World J.B. Mauney World Champion Bull Rider tops his sport and greets LuxEcoLiving’s Journey   LuxEco Living Media Group Santa Barbara California Earl Warren Showgrounds Professional Bull Riders  The old saying, “Let’em eat cake,” was a better reward for the great Bushwacker who […]

Celebrations

Bacon Barrels Babes and Bushwacker Oh My!

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of  LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Los Olivos California Saarloos and Sons Field   Forget the BLT and hold the mayo and instead head to Los Olivos for one of the most successful festivals in the country. Bacon and Barrels is a tradition. If you’re a fan of […]

Comedy

A Review: And So It Goes… Is As Good As It Gets

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World “Reiner’s new flick reaps a pot of gold and has some memorable silver lining. Keaton and Douglas are stupendous!” Nancy Chuda “I want what she’s having,” remains one of the most infamous lines ever written in film history. […]

Art

Jewelry Paris style: La Suite 240 has it all

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Luxury for Less. The most beautiful authentic jewelry, custom designed, one of a kind and it’s yours. A true keepsake that captures memories of the heart.   Rue de Rivoli Paris France  James and Nancy Chuda for the Best Hotels in the […]

Celebrations

The Santa Ynez 3rd Annual Polo Classis Kicks Off and Perpetuates the Carlos Gracida Sportsmanship Award

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Buelton California at the Circle JB Polo Ranch photo credits LuxEco Living   A Memoriam for Carlos Gracida Home to Charlotte and Joel Baker the Circle JB Ranch welcomed some of the worlds greatest polo champions both riders and horses. The event […]

Food

The Palm Restaurant in West Hollywood sets the bar for the best lobster and steak in the world

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and co-founders of Healthy Child Healthy World West Hollywood California, The Palm Restaurant Photos courtesy of LuxEcoLiving When your starving for something… a sense of history, dedication, a phenomenal experience you go to The Palm. Seated in one of their classic leather paneled booths, your treated to […]

Art

Journey Does Vegas: Vdara is a Pet-Friendly 6 Paw Hotel

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and co-founders of Healthy Child Healthy World Las Vegas Nevada, City Center, Vdara/ Travels with Journey Our Journey is your Passion Vdara gets 6 PAWS!! Thinking of going to Vegas? Wanna drive? Don’t leave home without your dog. WATCH!   No way! Pack all your gear. Don’t […]

Food

Chef Pinks Bacon and Brine is Mighty Fine: One of the Best Tastes in Solvang California

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Solvang California, Bacon and Brine Chef Pink and Courtney Rae are proprieters and their new restaurant is going like gangbusters! Photo credits LuxEcoLiving Say Pork! And I mean sustainably grown with humane practices, organic feed, and plenty of hand loving […]

Celebrations

Legends of the Santa Ynez Valley: Horse Whisperer Monty Roberts Champions Charity with the help of friends

Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Ynez California Flag Up Farm Monty Roberts flanked by Nancy and Jim Chuda stand for the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program. Photo credit LuxEcoLiving Monty Roberts is well known worldwide. His gentle disposition with humans and horses […]

Healing

Gershman Acupuncture: a True Gem in the Heart of Beverly Hills

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Menopause is not inherited it’s a fact of life. But who can you turn to when your biological clock strikes midnight and your days of fertility are over. I was one of those strange women meandering through Beverly […]

Beauty

The Hotel Plaza Athenee in New York is one of the Best Hotels in the World

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World “New York is the quintessential city for every imaginable pleasure “ Step inside the chic Hotel Plaza Athenee and your first impression is a perfunctory, “I want to live here!” And I am not alone. Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Diana did! It […]

Food

Travels with Journey and Friends: Four Seasons Biltmore is one of the Best Pet-Friendly Resorts in the World

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving Media Group and Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Barbara California photos courtesy LuxEcoLiving “I have traveled throughout the world and I have yet to feel the immeasurable sense of well-being as much as I have at the Four Seasons Biltmore.” Nancy Chuda ARE YOU READY TO V.I.P.? […]

Comedy

Doris Day Welcomes Travels with Journey to the Cypress Inn: All Pets Agree it’s A Palace

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Travels with Journey to the ultra LuxEcoLiving4U pet resort in Carmel California Meet Sadie. She’s the Director of Pet Relations at the fabulous, extraordinarily exquisite,  Cypress Inn at Carmel-by-the-Sea. No bones about it. If you are looking for the most […]

Architecture

The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco Hosts Travels with Journey

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World The perfect pet friendly choice for any occasion! High on a hill it calls to me. The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco remains one of the most prestigious stays in all America. Dignitaries, presidents, heads of state, celebrities even  members […]

Architecture

The Point: Reliving a Great Camp in the Adirondacks its Magic and History

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and co-founders of Healthy Child Healthy World Repurposing wealth for the preservation of natures most incredible gifts. An environmental habitat shared in perpetuity and the opportunity to connect with nature. The Point offers this and much more. Understated elegance. The Point rekindles the lifestyles of America’s rich […]

Art

Two Tales from the Tavern infuse Hope Faith and Remembrance: Sarah Lee Guthrie Johnny Irion and Jeffrey Foucault

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of HealthyChild Healthy World Santa Ynez California Courtesy of Jeremy Ball A Magical Night! Tales from the Tavern at the Maverick Saloon was a mixture of musical latitudes blending, folk, rocking faith, and preserving the freedom to choose. Eric Heywood and Sarah Lee Guthrie “God’s in […]

Food

Travels with Journey and Friends:The Cliffs Resort gets 5 paws!

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World “Best in Show for Service, Pet Amenities, Accommodations, Location, and Marisol’s Fabulous Cuisine” Nancy Chuda The Cliff Resort gets LuxEcoLiving’s 5 paws for one of the best pet-friendly hotels in America         Olivia Newton-John and husband John Easterling and […]

Art

Mary Nohr is one of a kind: A mechanic and artist who broke through the glass ceiling

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and  co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Artist Mary Nohr Courtesy of LuxEcoLiving “She’s got your back under the hood! “That was my first impression when I met Mary. She’s a mechanic. Works only on Mercedes-Benz, BMW’s, Volvos and Porsches. Knows just about everything you would need […]

Architecture

The Green Home: Upstaged by Meridith Baer

Meridith Baer is a storyteller. For the past 15 years, Meridith has designed interiors by imagining who might live in them and telling their story with ease and elegance. Meridith Baer Home has over 100,000 square feet of warehouse space overflowing with furniture, artwork, rugs, lighting, plants, and accessories. Meridith and her buyers are constantly […]

Food

The Brothers Red Barn Brings Back That Lovin Feelin…Again

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World   The Brothers know how to bring home the beef. They don’t raise it… but we sure praise it. Courtesy of LuxEcoLiving Get along little doggie…if you want to experience pure authenticity head to The Red Barn in […]

Art

Joanna Staniszkis Creates Fine Art Fashions Spun From Cocoons

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World “All that is authentic and true to one’s spirit offers a magic antidote to the sea of sameness that floods this world….Thenticau.” Courtesy of Thenticau     Very few fashion designers understand the impact of nature. Most are […]

Food

Ichiban Sushi is one of Santa Barbara’s Best: Rivals Beware

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Eating Tatami Style Brings Serenity and a Connection to Authentic Japanese Cuisine       Photo credit James Chuda courtesy of LuxEcoLiving Head north on highway 101 to Santa Barbara. Don’t miss the sunset. A superb eating experience […]

Food

Kimberly Jones purveys the best affordable wines from France

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in Chief LuxEcoLiving and co-founder Healthy Child Healthy World Queribus Castle and the Cru overlooking Maury France If you had to choose between Santa Barbara County or Maury France where would you like to buy an affordable bottle of wine? My favorite Kimberly Jones selection is a 2008 Fin Amour […]

Celebrations

Home is not where you live but where you LOVE

By Zhenya Gershman artist, art historian, educator and contributing author to LuxEcoLiving I “met” my parents not long after they first fell in love.  I say first – because for as long as I know them they continue to fall for each other deeper and deeper.  I grew up surrounded with tenderness and mutual respect. […]

Healing

How human hearts are helping to save Lucky Puppies lives

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Step into the world of Suzanne LaCock Browning and you will be tortured, almost mentally abused if YOU DON’T ADOPT A PET. Her reasons are grounded on solid statistical information that will leave you speechless and worse, GUILTY, if […]

Art

“Mocking Birds” by Caleb Penn and Jacob Breslaurer: Raw Footage Reveals a Life Healing

By Caleb Penn author, producer, director and Jacob Breslauer, director of photography and editor. Caleb Penn Mocking Birds Introduction by Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Damages run deep in the psyche of a child’s awareness of abuse that stems from an environment of single parent […]

Lifestyle

Karla Bonoff Energizes Past with Present: Tales From The Tavern at the Maverick Saloon

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Ynez Valley Maverick Saloon Tales From The Tavern Karla Bonoff sings to a sold out crowd wanting to more It’s about pure unconditional love…. isn’t that what we all need? Tootsie, is a well mannered and I […]

Celebrations

Living the Good Life with Friends at Full of Life Flatbread Pizza in Los Alamos California

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Los Alamos California population 1,890. Full of Life Flatbread Pizza Restaurant… the whole darn town. An Organic Gold 5 Star Restaurant that brings the art of food into Family Style Dining. Crave pizza and you will seek the best crust west of […]

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Meet the LuxEco Team and Advocates

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Nancy Chuda, Co-Founder of LuxEco Living and Healthy Child Healthy World
James Chuda, Co-Founder of LuxEco Living and Healthy Child Healthy World
Bethany Colson, Consulting Editor of LuxEco Living and Beauty Expert
Christopher David Kaufman, Marketing Director of LuxEco Living
Brooke Rewa, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Dow-Yung Kou, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Alanna Brown, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Jessica Borges, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Bradlee Gold, LuxEco Marketing Assistant
Derin Richardson, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Lauren O'Neill, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Hannah Canvasser, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Basil Vernon, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Michelle Dennis, LuxEco Marketing Assistant
Bernadette Bowman, LuxEco Advocate and Comedienne who writes the Life Goes Retrograde
F.R.E.E. Will, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and author of the In The Spice Cabinet series
Mary Villano, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and author of the Resplendent Repurposing series
Will Lana, Vice President of Trillium Asset Managment and LuxEco Advocate
Molly Rovero, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Leslie Harris, Interior Designer, Leslie Harris Interior Design and LuxEco Advocate
Kerin Van Hoosear, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and author of Kerin's Seasonal Cooking series
Kammie Daniels, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Lisa Adams, Designer and CEO of LA Closet Design and LuxEco Advocate
Sahar Ghaffari, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Joanna Bateman, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Dr. Harvey Karp, Pediatrician and Child Development Specialist and Creator of "The Happiest Baby on the Block” and “The Happiest Toddler on the Block” book and DVD series World and LuxEco Advocate
Florence "Flip" Ross, LuxEco Advocate
Nina Montee Karp, Executive Producer & Director The Path of Wellness & Healing and LuxEco Advocate
Emily Lynne Ion, LuxEco Advocate
Molly Cimikoski, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Lush Huxley, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, Executive Director/CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and LuxEco Advocate
Zhenya Gershman, Artist and LuxEco Advocate
Anna Getty, Author and LuxEco Advocate
Christopher Gavigan, Board Member and Former Executive Director of Healthy Child Healthy World and LuxEco Advocate
Lewis Perkins, Founder of Women Are Saving The World Now and LuxEco Advocate
Francine LeFrak, Founder of Same Sky and LuxEco Advocate
Interested in contributing with our LuxEco Advocate program? We are looking for experts, researchers, academics, activists and everyday people who want to join our cause to make the world a safer, healthier place for all of and nature to flourish in, in harmony! Email the Manager Editor, Bethany Colson