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Could Malnutrition and Bacterial Imbalance Be Linked_nutrition-facts_fkHebvDO

Could Malnutrition and Bacterial Imbalance Be Linked?

Malnutrition is nothing new. The medical community has been studying the condition, especially in children, for generations and across nearly every continent. We know it exists. We know that malnutrition can lead to all sorts of chronic physical problems as children grow. What has often... [read more]

Why Good Nutrition Starts with Cooking at Home

Why Good Nutrition Starts with Cooking at Home

How many of us yearn for the ‘good old days’ when life was simpler? We think of the days of our grandparents and great-grandparents when the family would gather around the dinner table every evening for a great home-cooked meal and some pleasant conversation. We... [read more]

Perhaps Fat Is Not a Nutritional Enemy after All

Perhaps Fat Is Not a Nutritional Enemy after All

It wasn’t too long ago that science was telling us to avoid fat like the plague. If you are older than 40, you might even remember the food pyramid from your elementary school days, a pyramid that made it clear that fat was a no-no.... [read more]

Nutrition and Immune Health - Lessons from Zika

Nutrition and Immune Health: Lessons from Zika

News headlines of late have been dominated by the Zika virus making its way through Central and South America. Never one to waste a good crisis, the news media is whipping up Zika hysteria by constantly reporting on worst-case scenarios and potential ‘what-ifs,’ as though... [read more]

3 Reasons Healthy Eating Is Better Than Dieting

3 Reasons Healthy Eating Is Better Than Dieting

Let’s face it; nearly every American adult who has ever put on a few extra pounds has tried to diet at least once. Indeed, an entire industry has sprung up around dieting, giving birth to companies that do everything from prepackaging food to creating customized... [read more]

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The Anti-Inflammatory Diet – PODCAST

I cannot stress enough how important it is to improve your diet. I feel like running to the nearest hilltop and screaming out at the top of my lungs but I know that only some will hear me and I also know that some then... [read more]


The Importance of Magnesium

Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the body. Magnesium plays a role in many vital physiological functions. Magnesium deficiency is very common among patients admitted to the hospital. Magnesium deficiency can cause a large array of issues including neurological and cardiac problems... [read more]


The Freedom Diet – coming sooooooon!

The food revolution is here and can be confusing to navigate. With dietary suggestions coming from all directions, one must be able to search through all of these suggestions and come up with the plan that is the best fit. Not all of the recent... [read more]


Coffee: Healthy or Unhealthy?

Coffee has been under large debate in previous years but mounting research is in support of drinking moderate amounts of coffee for improved health in many arenas.   For example, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released a report this year stating that moderate amounts... [read more]

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Food ABSOLUTELY Affects Mental Health

Keeping yourself emotionally sound is a daily job. Working towards better moods, better thought processes, and better ways to deal with stress are important to keeping yourself emotionally more stable. New research has shown that certain foods can, in fact, affect nervous system and brain... [read more]

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