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Goji Berries the Superfruit

Goji Berries – The Little Red Superfruit

October 15, 2016

Goji Berries: Why you should be eating them! The shriveled red Goji berry doesn’t look like much at first, but this Himalayan fruit, otherwise known in Tibet as the “key to eternal youth”, is a superfood packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. You can add it to almost any meal, it tastes delicious, and…

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Healthy Kids

7 Ways to Communicate Healthy Habits to Your Kids

September 15, 2016

As the school year kicks back into gear so should the healthy habits that you and your children have before practiced. Notice how I said “practiced,” because we all know during the summer-vacation months we tend to indulge a little. Maybe you have had one too many backyard barbeques, or three too many trips to…

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nutrition food as medicine

Nutrition for Heart Health & Hypertension

September 2, 2016

In Oriental medicine (OM), we use food as medicine. OM nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. Proving a holistic approach to nutrition, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. OM nutrition for a hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors and energetically-cooling foods.…

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Real-life Solutions for Sustained Energy

July 19, 2016

What would it look like if you had sustained energy? >>> How would you start your day? >>> What activities would you get back to doing? >>> How would you feel? Feeling drained, overwhelmed, and low in energy is a common complaint I hear everyday in my practice. Low energy or fatigue can be caused…

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Common Migraine Food Triggers

July 8, 2016

It is estimated that 12-16% of people in the United States suffer from migraines. Migraine headaches are often described as a “headache on steroids.” Common symptoms are mild to severe throbbing and pain in the head often worsened by light, motion, and noise. Migraines can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Migraine headaches are often…

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MSG and Migraines

MSG and its link to migraines

July 6, 2016

What is monosodium glutamate? Monosodium glutamate, more commonly known as MSG, is a sodium salt of glutamic acid, a naturally occurring amino acid found in protein. MSG is often added to foods to enhance flavor. In recent years there has been much talk about MSG and its association with many health issues. But where did…

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Nutrition Food Label

Changes to the food label: What you should know

May 31, 2016

  Did you know that the current food label is 20 years old?!l Click To Tweet Yep, so it is about time the FDA made some changes. On May 20th, 2016 the Food and Drug Administration, FDA, released the new and updated version of the food nutrition label. They made changes to ensure consumers have accurate…

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Celiac disease

Why Celiac Disease Is More Than Going Gluten-Free

April 21, 2016

What you need to know about Celiac Disease It is estimated that 1 in 133 Americans, 1% of the United States population, has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten. Gluten causes damage by promoting inflammation and destruction of small intestine cells (aka villous atrophy). In celiac, the immune system attacks…

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Energy on a gluten-free diet

Maximizing Energy on a Gluten-Free Diet: Four Key Elements

April 11, 2016

Maximizing Energy on a Gluten-Free Diet: Four Key Elements Nutrition Food is medicine. To maintain energy with a gluten-free lifestyle, eat organic when possible, stay hydrated, and eat regular meals. Gluten-free diets got some flack a few years ago because the majority of gluten-free products lacked key nutrients and were highly processed. Much has changed…

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Celiac disease

Understanding Celiac Disease

September 14, 2015

What is celiac disease? In recent years, more people have been diagnosed with celiac disease than at any other time in modern history, and gluten-free diets have become more common. Celiac disease affects about 2.3 million Americans. Common symptoms are diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, joint pain, fatigue, and eczema. Celiac disease was initially thought to occur…

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