Nutrition
This is Granola Redefined©

This is Granola Redefined©

Let me introduce you to Struesli Original Granola Redefined. It will: Redefine how you view granola Provide an incredible, satisfying flavor Likely become a beneficial addition to your healthy eating plan Most grocery stores are filled to the brim with processed foods...

Food carries health risks

Food carries health risks

Did you ever stop to think that every bite of food you eat comes with its own set of health risks? Given that studies have indicated we spend a little over one hour a day eating – isn’t it worth educating yourself on best practices, as well as tuning in to how...

What is the healthiest yogurt?

What is the healthiest yogurt?

Are you looking for a healthy yogurt that checks all the boxes? In my opinion that’s Fage 2% Greek Yogurt. Fage is not the new kid on the dairy aisle block but one that deserves a gold medal. It’s truly healthy. Take my piece of advice. This is a tasty and versatile...

What I’ve been sipping this summer

What I’ve been sipping this summer

I discovered Spindrift’s pink lemonade sparkling water around the Fourth of July. I’ve enjoyed at least one per day since then. I’m hooked! And when you read more about it – you’ll see that’s a good thing. Why I like it? It tastes fresh Has a nice fruit kick Healthier...

How healthy is your milk?

How healthy is your milk?

I’ll cut to the chase – likely very questionable. Do yourself a favor. Turn your milk container around. It doesn’t matter if you drink whole milk, skim milk, almond milk, cashew milk. Turn it around. Look at the ingredients.  If it seems: You can’t pronounce them Have...

Turmeric – a powerful supplement rooted in Ayurvedic medicine

Turmeric – a powerful supplement rooted in Ayurvedic medicine

It seems we are hearing more and more about how beneficial it can be to take a turmeric supplement if you suffer from certain conditions. Given the high number of people that suffer from inflammatory diseases, heart disease, high cholesterol, digestive issues, and...

What are the signs of a food allergy?

What are the signs of a food allergy?

Which of the three categories do you fall into? No adverse reaction to foods Immediate adverse reaction to some foods Delayed reaction (that we may not know is linked to food) If you chose one of the reaction answers, perhaps you should seek out food testing (no, not...

Are we living in a toxic society? Food + chemicals

Are we living in a toxic society? Food + chemicals

Dr. Nancy Klimas, who has advised three Secretaries of Health and Human Services serving the United States, weighs in on this topic. “We can now measure Roundup in a blood test and we have never found anyone with a negative result,” she said. “Everyone has Roundup in...

Truly healthy strawberry smoothie recipe

Truly healthy strawberry smoothie recipe

When I hear the word smoothie, my mind instantly thinks, “What’s in it? I want to see the nutritional breakdown. Is it truly healthy?” You’d be hard pressed to find me purchasing a smoothie out in public because there is rarely transparency on all the ingredients and...

Are your groceries costing you your fitness goals?

Are your groceries costing you your fitness goals?

We have all been tempted, distracted, or given in to foods or products at the grocery store that were not on our list. Some of which we regretted the next day after consumption. (And some of which we did not regret!) It’s like being the main character in a crazy video...

Truly Good Cottage

Truly Good Cottage

The summer months mean BBQ’ing, weekend staycations, loading up on fresh, local nutritious items from the farmers market, and getting extra rest. I’ve recently discovered Good Culture low-fat cottage cheese and I am so excited to share this recommendation with you. It...

The ABC’s of digestion

The ABC’s of digestion

Upon a recent holiday in the UK, I embraced their widely accessible “digestive aids” encouraged to aid the human body’s digestive tract. Every which way I turned, there was a digestive aid beverage being offered. This piqued my curiosity as well as made me smile. I...

Can Vitamin D improve your health?

Can Vitamin D improve your health?

A recent interview with Dr. Stephen Honig, Bone health, innovations in imaging, explained Vitamin D’s role in determining and maintaining our bone health. But Vitamin D can play a pivotal role with other health conditions too. A recent study out of Brigham and Women’s...

Nutrition at the root of a healthy digestive system

Nutrition at the root of a healthy digestive system

If you are like me and have open ears and eyes to health facts and information from experts (with a readiness to leap forward), you may be asking, “Is there anything I can do to strengthen or protect my gastrointestinal tract?” Whatever the reason may be – to fend off...

The digestive tract – everything you eat or drink has an impact

The digestive tract – everything you eat or drink has an impact

The more we understand how our body works, the better we can approach and protect our health. The truth of the matter is our body’s function is interrelated to both external and internal factors (environmental, consumption, movement, medications, etc.). The healthiest...

Naturopathic insight with food antibody testing, more

Naturopathic insight with food antibody testing, more

Are you familiar with allergic reactions to food? You know, when someone eats a particular food then immediately breaks out with a rash, has trouble breathing, or becomes ill? Those are very obvious. What about foods you ingest that create a delayed reaction within...

The power of food: Easy, low cost changes improved my health

The power of food: Easy, low cost changes improved my health

Food is powerful. It is an integral part of how we feel, flourish and suffer. To what extent you ask?  Let me share a personal story. “We now know that environmental factors like diet can have a profound effect on the maintenance of health and the appearance of...

Marketing fads and their toll on health

Marketing fads and their toll on health

Ever been influenced to buy something based on it being marketed as something “healthy” for you? Marketing is a necessity for many essential and vitally important items that the consumer needs to be aware of. Whether you see it in “sale” flyers on goods you desire, or...

Why I say ‘yes’ to probiotics

Why I say ‘yes’ to probiotics

The word probiotic is derived from Latin, meaning ‘for life.’ “The history of probiotics goes parallel with the evolution of human race and, thanks to the sophisticated techniques at the moment, can be traced back to the ancient times, nearly 10,000 years ago.”* One...

Why you should go ‘nuts’ over this salad

Why you should go ‘nuts’ over this salad

I was inspired by a recent Hawaiian vacation. My love for macadamia nuts kicked into high gear on this trip and guess what came home with me? Before leaving, I bought a nice supply of Mauna Loa MacNuts (dry roasted) and packed those scrumptious, nutritious nibbles in...

Valentine’s Day edition (recipe); Wine-Poached Pear Salad

Valentine’s Day edition (recipe); Wine-Poached Pear Salad

Ready to wow your love with a salad designed and tailored in your kitchen? I love to prepare a special meal and put a personal touch on holidays for my special someone. I’ve always been a very sentimental person, so putting thought in for quality time is vital. If...

All natural – the confusing label

All natural – the confusing label

I’ve noticed an uptick in “natural” offerings at grocery stores and the like the past 5 years. Have you? I knew people years ago who were on the organic train long before it became mainstream. Nowadays, where I live, organic is just as accessible as non-organic. And...

Tried-and-True Cranberry Sauce

Tried-and-True Cranberry Sauce

Trying to make some healthy swaps for the upcoming holidays? Would you like to prepare more dishes at home and consume less preservatives from canned side dishes? Looking to reap the benefits from a superfood?  This recipe is for you! This delicious cranberry sauce...

Heart-healthy black bean brownies; Nutritious, diabetic friendly

Heart-healthy black bean brownies; Nutritious, diabetic friendly

When the need for chocolate arises, there are a few recipes out there for heart-healthy brownies! After trying various recipes, I adjusted ingredients to come up with my own version, incorporating baking essentials that maximize taste but without the added sugar and...

Histamine Intolerance (HIT) worth looking in to

Histamine Intolerance (HIT) worth looking in to

There are many chronic conditions that still aren’t getting as much recognition as they warrant from the medical community. Some doctors question the reality of existence of these afflictions. One of those is Histamine Intolerance (HIT). The condition presents itself...

Sweetness of summer need not include dairy or artificial food dyes

Sweetness of summer need not include dairy or artificial food dyes

Where does dairy come into play with migraine prevention? “Dairy is a commonly-reported migraine precipitant although patients are more likely to identify cheese or yogurt as a trigger than milk.”* For me, dairy is something that has been a problem since I was a kid....

Neuro-rich foods beneficial; catching more zzz’s helpful

Neuro-rich foods beneficial; catching more zzz’s helpful

The role that foods we ingest play in our wellbeing is quite frankly, unparalleled. I’ve previously touched on toxins in the foods we eat, with the expert help of Dr. Nancy Klimas. Another valuable behavior interlinked with toxins is sleep. “The evidence that sleep is...

Don’t gift your Valentine a migraine

Don’t gift your Valentine a migraine

Migraines don’t stop to celebrate holidays. However, it is always heartwarming to know that someone is acknowledging their affection for you. Some of the most common Valentine’s Day gifts can be treacherous triggers for migraine patients. It’s nice to be mindful of...

Do you love wine? Does it love you?

Do you love wine? Does it love you?

Americans love wine, so much that wine consumption has nearly doubled in the past 25 years*. Personally, I think a nice glass of wine is a perfect accompaniment to a special meal. However, many of us migraine sufferers have experienced unwelcome symptoms from the...

Dr. Klimas says we are living in “a very toxic society”

Dr. Klimas says we are living in “a very toxic society”

In regards to one’s health, it’s common to have an understanding of family medical history and whether or not you are living a healthy lifestyle. But how aware are you of the chemical content in the food you ingest day after day? Weighing in on this topic is Dr. Nancy...

Carrot Cinnamon Puree

Carrot Cinnamon Puree

Oven-roasted carrots are easily one of my favorite afternoon snacks.  When in season, the farmstand carrots I get turn out light and fluffy inside. They are ever so satisfying. Lately I’ve been experimenting to perfect a roasted carrot puree.  I envision it being a...

Ginger, Lemon Hot Tea can soothe migraine nausea

Ginger, Lemon Hot Tea can soothe migraine nausea

Taking good care of our immune system is critical to wellness. In suffering from migraines, and a depleted immune system, it was time for me to start focusing on rebuilding my immune system. I found that is easy to do using simple foods and easy practices. My goal...

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