Nutritional Needs for Aging

Nutritional Needs for Aging

There’s no denying that we get wiser with age. However, our bodies also go through less endearing changes including the loss of muscle mass which speeds up in our 60s and 70s. Reduced lean body mass during aging leads to decreases in total body protein and can contribute to increased frailty, impaired wound healing, and […]

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

It’s National Nutrition Month! March is the perfect month to refocus your attention to living a healthy lifestyle! We are leaving winter behind and entering a season of sunshine and warm weather. Take this opportunity to celebrate national nutrition month and all the hard work you have been doing to improve your own health. Try […]

Weight Distribution During Pregnancy

Weight Distribution During Pregnancy

Weight gain during pregnancy is a normal, healthy process required to nourish and support a growing baby. The risk of pregnancy complications increases with low and high extremes of weight gain. Even then, the thought of gaining weight can be daunting for many women when considering the challenge it can be to lose the excess […]

Are Organic Apples Better?

Are Organic Apples Better?

The “organic” title is reserved for foods that have been produced through approved methods that foster the cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. While an organic product is not necessarily superior nutritionally over a non-organic product, it is free of the neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors found in synthetic pesticides. This is especially […]

Probiotics May Help Regulate Stress and Anxiety

Probiotics May Help Regulate Stress and Anxiety

You have likely heard of probiotics and their benefits to digestive health, but it turns out that probiotics may also help regulate emotional behavior. A recent study using 36 healthy women showed that patients who ate fermented milk products containing probiotics for four weeks, as compared to a control group, had less reactivity in brain […]

Don’t Forget the Brown Bag

The key to afternoon work productivity lies in two components: nutritious food and the brown bag. Plan your lunches ahead of time and prepare meals and snacks the night before to avoid the dilemma you might find  yourself in the next day: skipping lunch or eating junk. Not only does brown-bagging your mid-day meal cost […]

Fire Up Your Oven for a Warming Winter Meal

Fire Up Your Oven for a Warming Winter Meal

With the shorter, colder days of winter upon us, we tend to crave hearty, warming meals served fresh out of the oven. The type of oven and fuel can impact the temperature, timing, and consistency of your meals. Here we explore the different fuel sources and types of ovens used to perfectly roast vegetables, meats, […]

Ease Symptoms of Histamine Intolerance through Nutrition

Ease Symptoms of Histamine Intolerance through Nutrition

Do you experience a runny nose or sneezing when you eat avocados, eggplant, or tomatoes? Do you experience unexplained headaches, fatigue, or dizziness? These can be signs and symptoms of an allergy, but if allergy testing comes up negative, it might be possible that you have a histamine intolerance. The number of people who report […]

Hemp Seeds Deserve a Place on Your Plate

Hemp Seeds Deserve a Place on Your Plate

What are hemp seeds? Hemp seeds come from the Cannibis family, but do not contain the THC found in marijuana plants. Hemp seeds are considered a nutrient-packed powerhouse, with each two tablespoon serving containing 5 grams of high-quality protein, 90 calories, 3 grams of carbohydrates (2 of those grams from fiber), 6 grams of fat […]

Stomach Acid-suppressing Drugs and Vitamin B₁₂

Stomach Acid-suppressing Drugs and Vitamin B₁₂

Vitamin B₁₂ is an important nutrient that functions in DNA synthesis, red blood cell formation, and maintenance of neuron integrity in the brain. Deficiencies in B₁₂ intake or malabsorption have been associated with memory loss, dementia, anemia, and other neurological problems. Interestingly, stomach acid is required for dietary vitamin B₁₂ absorption by disassociating the vitamin […]