Posts in Food as medicine
Is Your Food Making You Sick?

Have you been suffering from a stubborn health ailment that won’t go away no matter how hard you try? Maybe it’s frequent migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, joint pains, skin issues, or difficulty losing weight. You may have tried multiple treatments & medications yet are not getting much better and realize that only your symptoms are being masked. Fact- you could be suffering from food sensitivities.

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What makes a healthy smoothie? (Recipes inside)

What I love about smoothies is they are cold & refreshing (so perfect for hot days), and if made right they can be packed with essential fiber and nutrients. The nutrients get absorbed into the blood stream quicker than solid food, making them perfect post-workout fuel. But the key word with smoothies is making them RIGHT. Many popular pre-made smoothies can have more sugar than a candy bar, and with little fiber. NOT GOOD! So what are the key components of a healthy smoothie? 

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Health benefits of Spices-More Than just a flavoring!

Spices are made from seeds, fruits, roots, flowers, bark, or other plant components. Herbs & spices serve as so much more than just flavoring to foods, but also offer a host of health benefits and can be included in endless ways in the diet…

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Spirulina: Why you should consider adding this algae to your diet

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that grows naturally in warm, fresh bodies of water around the world. It has become thought of as a “superfood” due to its high concentration of vitamins, minerals, protein, and antioxidants as well as its natural ability to help aid in detoxification.

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Prebiotics: Why probiotics simply aren’t enough

By now most people are familiar with the term “probiotic”, yet many are less familiar with prebiotics, which are just as essential to intestinal health. While a probiotic is a type of live bacteria that promotes healthy gut functioning, a prebiotic is what is necessary for a probiotic to be able to work properly.

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Nutritional Yeast: The Next “Superfood”?

While many people are probably familiar with the type of yeast used to leaven bread, most have never heard of nutritional yeast, a type of inactivated yeast that has gained recent popularity for its nutritional benefits and unique taste. Sometimes referred to as “Nooch”, Nutritional yeast is considered to be a “nutrient powerhouse” by many Dietitians.

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Nutrition’s Role in Detoxification: Not just another “fad diet”

The word “detox” is one that has generated a lot of controversy over the years due to many scientifically unsound “fads” that have been promoted by the media. While these diets do succeed in eliminating processed “junk foods” and may induce short term weight loss, they often deprive the body of vital nutrients necessary for proper detoxification and are not recommended by most Registered Dietitians or other health professionals.

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