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5 Ways to Beat Colds & Flu This Season

With cold and flu season rapidly approaching, I am often asked how I am able to ward off so many colds throughout the season. After all, I am seeing sick patients regularly during winter season. Flu & Cold Prevention First and foremost, washing of the hands after each contact is of utmost importance. This means washing your hands after […]


Mashed Ginger Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Nutmeg

The recipe below is courtesy of Rebecca Katz’s fantastic cookbook for cancer survivors, One Bite at a Time. I highly recommend picking it up! Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, potassium and vitamins A and C. The addition of ginger serves as a potent carminative that aids in digestion along with providing a zing of flavor. […]


Is Weight Gain a Digestive Problem?

Digestive problems influence the body in many ways, from creating nutrient deficiencies to producing uncomfortable, and often debilitating symptoms – but can they cause weight gain? The recent explosion in research around the microbiome and gut bacteria has opened the doors to a whole host of issues that can result from disruptions in the GI […]

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10 Factors that May Be Causing You Vitamin D Deficiency – Part 2

In part one of this article series, I laid out the importance of vitamin D as an influential nutrient that impacts numerous physiological processes and the variety of health complications that can arise from deficiency. In addition, I outlined 3 primary causes that may contribute to deficiency. In this article, we’ll delve deeper into other […]


Chicken Pad Thai with Mung Bean Noodles

These noodles are honestly my favorite new food! With 11g of fiber, 25g protein and a delicate texture that doesn’t get mushy like so many other gluten-free pastas out there, this mung bean fettuccine pasta is AMAZING! Try this twist on a traditional pad thai that incorporates macadamia nuts. Ingredients 4 ounces Explore Asia Organic […]

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10 Factors That May Be Causing Your Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is an extremely important nutrient whose functions are only now beginning to be more fully understood in the scientific community. Originally, when first discovered, vitamin D or calciferol was identified primarily for its function in calcium metabolism (as the name “calciferol” demonstrates). Since then, a growing body of research has linked vitamin D […]

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Quinoa Salad with Roasted Pears, Feta, and Watercress

Salads can be bland…but not this one! This unique salad combines the protein power of quinoa with roasted high-fiber fruit. Unbelievably delicious, this salad is aromatic and balanced with hints of sweetness and savory herbs. The quinoa helps you feel satiated to stave off hunger and the high-fiber content helps balance blood sugar levels. Ingredients […]


Can Juicing Make You FAT?

From the days of the Jack LaLanne Juicer to today’s detox craze, juicing has been promoted as a marvel of nutritional therapy. While proponents highlight its natural goodness and ability to provide enzymes and concentrated nutrients, there are several considerations to make when choosing to add juicing to your nutritional repertoire. Fructose to Fat Juicing […]

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5 Foods Your Child Should Be Eating (but probably isn’t)

While nutrition is important in establishing health in adults, there is no time more critical than during infancy/early childhood. The rapid growth and development in children necessitates key nutrients to support optimal health. This period of time sets the stage for health not only during childhood, but throughout the course of life. When parents make […]


Healthy Kid’s Super Smoothie

Kids need lots of essential nutrients for growth and development and it’s not always easy to get all of them in each day. This smoothie provides a solution where you can pack a variety of important nutrients such as omega-3 fats, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, and other health-promoting compounds into delicious drinks that kids are sure […]

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