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Did you know that there are certain herbs and spices that can be used to support your health? Herbalism has been used for thousands of years to treat everything from wounds to respiratory infections. Often, the line between food and herb is blurred: food can be used in herbalism, and herbs c…

In the summer, I’m not a big fan of turning on the oven, so I make a lot of meals on the grill or use no-cook recipes, like these salads. Don’t suffer through a boring bowl of greens. Make it fun with a theme and a nutritious and delicious dressing. These are great on-the-go meals as well. P…

Proper thyroid hormones are very important for overall health. The thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck. It helps regulate many body functions by constantly releasing a steady amount of thyroid hormones into the bloodstream. It has a major role in metabolism…

July is National Blueberry Month, and an excellent time of year to enjoy this delicious berry. Packed with nutrients and containing one of the highest antioxidant levels of any food, blueberries make a great snack on their own. However, here are three ways to creatively enjoy them this July.

If you have a dairy allergy like me or you’re avoiding dairy for a health reason, we often go for alternative milks like almond, cashew or coconut milk. Store bought milks are often found with gums, fillers and emulsifiers to keep the milk from separating. Some brands even have carrageenan w…

Our gut is home to more than 100 trillion bacteria – our gut microbiome. Seventy percent of our immune system is located in our gut and 70-95 percent of our brain neurotransmitters are made and located in the gut. Brain neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and GABA – our calming neuro…

I love a fresh, cold soup in the summer. Gazpacho is one of those soups that people love or they hate. If you’re a cold soup fan, this soup is for you! It tastes best when you can get fresh summer tomatoes and cucumbers from your garden or the local farmer’s market. Make a big batch to share…

One very common nutrition myth is that eggs are bad for you or they contain too much cholesterol. A recent review of the scientific literature published in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care clearly indicates that egg consumption has no discernible impact on blood chole…

Summer weekends are almost here and these dishes will get you out of the kitchen and don’t use a hot oven. These recipes were specially curated for busy families who want healthy options at their summer BBQ’s. The recipes are gluten-free, can be easily adapted for dairy-free and won’t spike …

Weight loss is a complicated and tricky feat to accomplish. Sometimes it comes off fairly easily and sometimes not at all. Our weight should not be the first marker we use to rate our health, but maintaining a healthy body weight can have many long-term benefits on our overall health, includ…