Food Quality

Although dietary needs are specific for each of us, what is common is our need for high quality food—whole and unprocessed, organically grown, naturally fermented, grass-fed or pastured raised, and wild caught. These nutrient dense foods provide optimal macro and nutrients– necessary for good health and to help us face daily environmental stressors. How can […]

Diet – Which Is The Best One For Me? A Look at 10 Diets

Table of Contents There is not the same “right” diet for everyone. I may have an issue with dairy, while you are just fine drinking milk. I might need to eat a more “fat” focused diet, whereas you may do better with more carbs. I might have an issue with oxalates, you might not do […]

Carbohydrates, Why Doesn’t Anyone Picture a Salad?

The nuts and bolts of nutrition? Our bodies require proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to function. It’s that simple. The balance is of these 3 macronutrients is really important—every meal and snack needs to contain all of them. For example, we need proteins to carry fat in our blood. If you eat too much fat or […]

Proteins, They’re Important

Vegetarians aside, who doesn’t like a steak right off the grill? Or a filet of Alaskan king salmon or a lobster tail dripping with butter?  Proteins are extremely important. They make up almost everything in our bodies: organs, muscles, skin, hair, nails, blood, bones, enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, shuttles, messengers, etc. In addition, they are an […]

Prebiotic & Probiotic Foods & Fiber

Fermented foods have been around since ancient times and are found in cultures around the world, from Roman sauerkraut to India lassi to Korean kimchi. Just as fermented yeasts are used to make wine, sugars and starches are fermented with lactic acid to produce bacteria such as lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. This process is called lacto-fermentation.  […]

Bitters, A Natural Digestive Aid

How often do you eat artichoke, parsley, arugula, radicchio, endive, angelica, chamomile, dandelion, goldenseal, horehound, milk thistle, peppermint, wormwood or yarrow? Most of us don’t, but maybe we should be. These foods can help control blood sugar, stimulate digestion, reduce inflammation, control hunger, balance the thyroid, and more.  So why aren’t they a normal part […]

Fats, Our Friends

Okay, we have talked about cholesterol and essential fatty acids…now let’s get into fat. I personally do not believe that fat deserves the bad rap it gets, actually quite the opposite. What do fats do? Fats are a necessary component of our diet. In addition to being heat source storage, they…. are a major source of energy at […]

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

What would you say if there was something that could prevent a heart attack or cut your chance of a second heart attack by 50%? And what if it was inexpensive and non-prescription? Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) have been shown to lower triglycerides, turn off arrhythmias, and dramatically drop your chance of dying from a […]

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