Lectins: Friend or Foe?

The basis of a Paleo diet is to remove all grains and beans.  One reason is that they contain lectins.   Lectins have been a hot topic of debate lately. To avoid or not, that is the question many ask!  Dr. Gundry’s “The Plant Paradox” has brought to light a food component that previously hasn’t been… Read more »

Personalized Plans through Genetic Interpretation

To help shape and personalize a nutrition and lifestyle plan, we ask just about everyone to get some type of genetic testing done.  We use this information to help find possible answers in red flag situations, but more importantly to develop a lifelong preventive plan. Most of our patients use the simple 23andme home kit… 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 »