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

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  [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

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  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




Happy healthy YOU in 2017!

January 2, 2017

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    In our last issue, we offered a checklist of 5 healthy daily practices for a healthier you in 2017.  Today we start a short series of why these practices are so important.  The first is adding 1 more cup of veggies daily. Try to do these 5 things… view entire post




Early harvest in 2017!

December 26, 2016

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  In our last issue, we talked about planting seeds for the New Year by making good choices during the holidays. This is the time of year where we set our intentions for the New Year. Living a healthy lifestyle including staying healthy during the winter season is usually on… view entire post




Planting seeds in 2017!

December 19, 2016

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    We all feel the momentum of the Holiday season with parties, concerts, presents and celebrations. It can feel like a race to the finish to get everything done leading up to New Year’s Day.  This pace includes lots of goodies, travel and busyness so it’s easy to get… view entire post




Paleo Chocolate Bread!!!

December 13, 2016

paleo chocolate bread

  This article and recipe, written and created by Dr. Ayelet Connell, was recently published in the December issue of Natural Nutmeg Magazine. How many of us are trying to reduce our grain? It’s a tough effort for sure, particularly for those afternoon carb cravings that we get on a… view entire post




The Gift of Time!

December 12, 2016

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    This weekend I was at a restaurant where I couldn’t help but notice 2 friends sharing a meal at the bar.  They were having a great time; eating fresh oysters, chowder and having a great looking cocktail.  They were laughing and chatting with the other people around them… view entire post