Diet and Nutrition

As the holiday season approaches, many of us face the all-too-familiar challenges: indulgent meals, overwhelming stress, and the inevitable weight gain and fatigue. It’s a time of year marked by heavy foods, family gatherings, and...
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This week’s recipe is chock full of vitamins, nutrients, amino acid-filled plant protein, and omega 3’s for cleansing, healing, and, in honor of Valentine’s Week, heart-healthy goodness – my Winter Quinoa dish – one of the many wholesome,...
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If you are wondering how to get a baseline or a starting point to know how many calories you should be eating per day. There is a mathematical formula that takes into account your body...
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Eat The Rainbow Salad
This week’s challenge was to “Eat the Rainbow” of vegetables and fruit. We often get into a rut and eat the same veggies over and over again. It’s important to include a variety of fruits...
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Brain fog, memory lapses, difficulty concentrating, depression, anxiety, and addictions are all brain-related issues.  If you lose your keys, glasses, or phone more than you’d like to admit, or you need to write everything down...
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Do you have Glutamic Acid Sensitivity
Feeling anxious, moody, or having trouble sleeping or with your digestion? You may be sensitive to an amino acid found in many seemingly healthy foods, including grains. While whole grains can be a good source...
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Is Gluten Bad for Everyone?
Going gluten-free has become a fad in the diet world. While those with Celiac Disease or other autoimmune or inflammatory conditions can benefit from removing gluten from their diet, not everyone has a sensitivity to...
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Why the right amount of Selenium matters
Selenium is vital, yet not often discussed trace mineral. Selenium, a component of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase, works with vitamin E in preventing free-radical damage to cell membranes. It is also a vital cofactor...
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Should you be taking Vitamin D Supplement
Vitamin D helps to support your immune system and keep you healthy. It also supports your brain health, keeps bones strong, fights against depression, and helps keep your hormones in balance, and a whole lot...
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Gene Enhancing Holiday Meals
Holidays parties and gatherings are the perfect way to connect, catch up on old times, enjoy each other’s company and, of course, eat.  Food takes center-stage at many of our get-togethers.  Sharing a meal is...
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5 ways to get healthy during the holidays
It’s that time of year where we’re focused on the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and everything that comes with it – the celebrations, the traditions, the food, and maybe even a little stress. ...
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10 Health Building Benefits of Olive Oil
I grew up with the smell of olive oil and garlic in my hair.  Our Italian-American house permeated with the smell and we had olive oil on everything – from pasta to bread, and even...
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