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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┬áthat aids in digestion along with providing a zing of flavor. […]


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4 HEALTH: The 4-Week Whole Health Solution!

Working with clients over the past several years, I’ve come to identify and understand that while each person has individual needs, optimal health simply cannot be achieved without addressing the “4 pillars” of health: diet, exercise, sleep, and stress. Most people I work with are able to “dial in” one or more of these areas […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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A New Method of Optimizing Your Health

While most of us are buried in snow today, I’m buried in books: Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism, Nutritional Therapy and Pathophysiology, Biochemical and Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition, Clinical Practitioner Skills; you know, just some light reading. I’m sure you may have cringed at the sounds of these titles as they conjured up images of […]


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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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TOP TEN SUPERFOODS

TOP TEN NEW SUPERFOODS TO ADD TO YOUR DIET THIS YEAR: Liver – King of nutrient density, offers choline and a slew of B vitamins. TIP: try liverwurst Sockeye Salmon – High in omega-3 fats that promote an anti-inflammatory effect and numerous benefits to the cardiovascular and neurological systems Red Kale – Another nutrient powerhouse […]


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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 […]


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