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Cooling Foods

Cooling Foods

Bring on the Heat! By Flannery As the seasons change, we naturally start favoring certain foods that match the conditions outside and keep us feeling good and energized inside.  In the heat of summer, that means a lot of lighter, easy to digest and hydrating foods to keep us cool – sweet fruits, colorful salads […]

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 […]

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 […]

Add Some Color to Your Menu with Root Veggies

Add Some Color to Your Menu with Root Veggies

Root vegetables come in a variety of colors, textures, and flavors to brighten up your meals. Not only are these foods pretty to look at, but they are low in fat and calories and contain a slew of nutrients. Fiber is abundant in root vegetables, and promotes healthy digestion, helps in the control of blood […]