Springing into Green!

April 17, 2017

    In our recent series about vitamins and minerals, we saw a common theme. PLANTS are amazing sources of vitamins and minerals. This is not a new message but important to refocus on as we come into Spring. My new passion in vegetables is microgreens and sprouts. I like… view entire post




Learn your ABCs… of nutrition– More on Minerals: The importance of IODINE!

April 10, 2017

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    Our last chapter of ‘More on Minerals’ focuses on IODINE.  Surprisingly, there has not been a lot of research about all the health implications of iodine. But we know for sure that it has a big impact on thyroid function. Iodine supports the production of thyroid hormones and… view entire post




Learn your ABCs… or nutrition: More on Minerals– The benefits of ZINC!

April 3, 2017

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    Like Magnesium, ZINC is connected to over 300 enzyme reactions in the body.  Our immune system is well supported by sufficient zinc and when levels are low it can affect our ability to taste and smell. Vitamin A synergizes with Zinc to help with vision. This is another… view entire post




The Body’s Brilliant Recycling Project

March 28, 2017

Get your detox on!

  We hear a lot of about “detox” but many of us don’t really stop to think about what that means in our body.  Most often we hear about detox cleanses where people follow a restrictive diet that may include shakes or juices for a set time to support the… view entire post




Learn your ABCs… of nutrition– Even more on MINERALS!!!

March 27, 2017

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    In the world of minerals, we are looking this week at POTASSIUM.  Potassium is in the family of electrolytes which means that they help conduct electrical charges in the body for things like heart rhythms.  In fact, if potassium levels go too high or too low the nervous… view entire post




Learn your ABCs… of Nutrition– More on MINERALS!!!

March 20, 2017

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    We are now taking a peek at Minerals which are often paired with vitamins in foods. They serve as helper molecules in the body and support the way we make energy, detoxify and maintain a healthy immune system.  Even though calcium gets a big nod as the star,… view entire post




Learn your ABCs…of nutrition– MINERALS!!!

March 13, 2017

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    Our focus shifts this week to the partners of vitamins- MINERALS! Calcium leads the way, most commonly thought of as a strengthener of bones and teeth.  However, it also plays an important role in muscle and nerve function. Many people consider dairy as the optimal source of calcium… view entire post




What is Detox? They Body’s Brilliant Recycling Project

March 9, 2017

what is detox

  [Written by Holly Niles, Licensed Clinical Nutritionist and Nutrition Director at Integrative Wellness & PT] We hear a lot of about “detox” but many of us don’t really stop to think about what that means in our body.  Most often we hear about detox cleanses where people follow a… view entire post




New Year’s Resolutions & Healthy Meal Planning

March 9, 2017

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  New Year’s Resolution: Let’s get healthy AND stay healthy! New Year’s resolution time is upon us! For many us, this includes making promises to ourselves to be healthy this year—to eat healthier and make a stronger commitment to our health and our family’s health. But for most of us,… view entire post




Learn your ABCs… of nutrition– Part 5

March 6, 2017

    We are wrapping up our peek into the ABC’s of vitamins with Vitamin E. There is a new understanding of vitamin E; it’s not one vitamin but rather eight different nutrients—four called tocopherols and four called tocotrienols. The most famous of the vitamin E group is alpha-tocopherol. It… view entire post




Learn your ABC’s…. of nutrition—Part 4

February 27, 2017

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    This week our focus rests on VITAMIN D.  It is one of the most studied and debated nutrients over the last many years. We had learned the many roles it plays in the body, acting more like a hormone and the importance of ensuring you get sufficient amounts… view entire post




Learn your ABCs… of nutrition– Part 3

February 20, 2017

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    VITAMIN C is the vitamin of the week. Citrus fruits usually come to mind when we consider Vitamin C but veggies like broccoli, red peppers and Brussel sprouts are very high in vitamin C with strawberries and kiwi as other significant sources. Vitamin C is best known as… view entire post




Lean your ABC’s…of nutrition– Part 2

February 13, 2017

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    As a functional medicine nutritionist, I help patients find ways to make simple yet meaningful changes to their diet. One of those is adding more daily fruits and vegetables. Since studying biochemistry, I now have a clear understanding why eating those foods is so important. The answer lies… view entire post




Learn your ABC’s…. of nutrition

February 6, 2017

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    As a functional medicine nutritionist, I help patients find ways to make simple yet meaningful changes to their diet.  One of those is adding more daily fruits and vegetables.  “Eat your vegetables” is something that most us recall hearing from our parents and teachers.    Since studying biochemistry, I… view entire post




Happy Healthy YOU in 2017! –Part Five

January 30, 2017

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    In our new year’s issue, I offered a checklist of 5 healthy daily practices for a healthier you in 2017.  Today we continue our series of why these practices are so important.  The fifth daily healthy practice is:  Pause for at least 5 minutes of quiet and stillness.… view entire post




New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Meal Planning

January 27, 2017

  New Year’s Resolution: Let’s get healthy AND stay healthy! New Year’s resolution time is upon us! For many us, this includes making promises to ourselves to be healthy this year—to eat healthier and make a stronger commitment to our health and our family’s health. But for most of us,… view entire post




Happy Healthy YOU in 2017! –Part Four

January 23, 2017

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    In our new year’s issue, I offered a checklist of 5 healthy daily practices for a healthier you in 2017.  Today we continue our series of why these practices are so important.  The fourth daily healthy practice is:  Get outside for at least 15 minutes! Try to do… view entire post




Happy Healthy YOU in 2017!– Part Three

January 16, 2017

    In our New Year’s issue, I offered a checklist of 5 healthy daily practices for a healthier you in 2017. Today we continue our series of why these practices are so important. The third daily healthy practice is: Say no to at least 1 processed food! Try to… view entire post




New research shows that IBD can be solved with Diet alone!!!

January 13, 2017

solve IBD with diet alone!

  Check out this great article about how Inflammatory Bowel Disease can be greatly benefited by diet: ARTICLE ABOUT IBD & DIET     view entire post




Happy Healthy YOU in 2017! –Part Two

January 9, 2017

    In our new year’s issue, I offered a checklist of 5 healthy daily practices for a healthier you in 2017.  Today we continue our series of why these practices are so important.  The second daily healthy practice is: adding 2 more cups of filtered water. Try to do… view entire post