Food + nutrition
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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