Author: Dee Harris, RDN, LDN, CDE, IFM-CP

Your Skin is Your Largest Organ

Don’t Forget About Your Largest Organ! Our skin is our largest organ and biggest barrier against fighting infections. It aids in regulating systems in the body and helps with the absorption of vitamin D, which aids in fighting against different cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and neuromuscular problems. As nutritionists, we preach about the importance of… Read more »

Is Your Thyroid Sending The Right Message?

Have you ever attempted tried to express your thoughts or feelings only to have it twisted or misinterpreted? Poor communication, either in actions or words, may be misinterpreted causing pain or confusion. Our bodies also have an internal communication system. It regulates body processes through chemical, hormonal and electrical signals. Signals which can be influenced… Read more »

Medications and Micronutrient Depeltion

When taking any medication whether it is a prescription or over-the counter there are many opportunities for nutritional depletions. Medications are supposed to be digested in the stomach for best absorption via stomach acid. Any pH abnormalities (such as being too high or too low) could exacerbate the absorption of medications and possibly nutrient absorption…. Read more »

Beet and Watermelon Salad with a Hint of Mint

Beet, Watermelon, Mint Salad Makes 4 Ingredients 2 cups Roasted Beets 2 cups Seedless Watermelon- chunks 3 cups Spinach Red onion- sliced thin 15 Mint leaves- snipped ¼ cup Pistachios for garnish ½ cup Crumbled goat or sheep feta cheese Dressing- ¼ cup Champagne or Sherry Vinegar ½ cup Olive Oil Orange zest of one… Read more »

Just Say “Yes” to NO

What would you say if someone told you that a simple gas can improve overall health? If we increase this gas in the body, then we will slow down the aging of our arteries, lower inflammation, improve our immune system and reduce oxidative stress. People who are deficient in this gas may suffer from hypertension,… Read more »

Gall Bladder Issues? Consider Bile!

 Bile: The Underweighted Element One issue that we commonly see with the clients in our office is the inability to or difficulty in digesting fat. To us that suggest the possibility for a number of things, however one place we may start is in considering the quality and quantity of bile. What is bile? Bile… Read more »

Common Probiotic Misconceptions and Facts

We often recommend probiotics in our practice. Every day, we answer questions regarding the importance of  probiotics, the best brands and how and where to purchase them.  There are other considerations that we would like to share with you. Probiotics are microorganisms that have been shown to prevent and treat illnesses. They are often referred… Read more »

Broccoli Sprouts- A Superfood!

  For full screen, click here  If there is one food that is a standout as a super food I would say broccoli sprouts are in the top 10. Broccoli spouts are a cruciferous vegetable that contains 50 times more antioxidants than mature broccoli. The key is to make sure you buy organic broccoli seeds…. Read more »

Fall Back Into Good Health

Ready to turn your clocks back?   With cooler weather and shorter days, we certainly feel the change in the air. There are more changes than the weather, especially this year. We anticipate change after the election, no matter what the outcome. We anticipate preparation for the holidays. With holiday catalogs already filling our mailbox, we… Read more »

Back to school: Transition Time for Better Nutrition and Health

     Although fall hasn’t arrived on the calendar yet, “back to school” is a time for transition.  The post Labor Day effect may affect almost everyone, even if you aren’t in school yourself or waking a little one up daily to get the bus.  Labor Day heralds in the beginning of fall and the end… Read more »