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December 10, 2021

Plant-Based Diet: How Do I Start?

The What, Why & How of Plant-based Nutrition, for Everyone Here’s something that might surprise you: not all plant-based diets require elimination of meat. From ...

April 14, 2019

FODMAP Diet for IBS

Digestive Distress Diet Digestive complaints are among the most common health concerns. If you’re experiencing distress, Dr. Myra Reed will evaluate the foods and substances you are eating to identify where a reaction exists. There are many ways to conduct a dietary analysis, including food diary, food allergy testing, muscle testing, and elimination diets. The ...

September 13, 2018

Ever Thought About Going Vegetarian?

Tips for Going Vegetarian There’s Vegetarian. And there’s Vegan. Related, yet different. Both diets eliminate meat, fish, and poultry. Vegans don’t eat any dairy, eggs, or other products derived from animals. Sub-types of vegetarianism, however, make exceptions for certain animal products: Lacto-ovo-vegetarians eat both dairy products and eggs. Lacto-vegetarians eat dairy products but avoid eggs. ...

July 17, 2017

Fabulous Fungi? The Nutritional Benefits of Mushrooms

Throughout history mushrooms have been regarded as magical and mysterious… a delicacy, and deadly. Foragers put their lives on the line when hunting fungi for medicinal and culinary use. Even today, foraging for wild mushrooms should be done with an expert mycologist by your side! Fortunately, at most local grocery stores you will find a ...

June 21, 2017

The ADHD – Diet Connection

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): an abnormal defect of moral control in otherwise high functioning children. Two generations ago that was the definition and the belief. Today, we know better, and we know more, lots more. What is ADHD? Today, ADHD is viewed as a multifaceted condition triggered by varying behavioral, biological and environmental factors, including certain ...

June 12, 2017

Food Allergens: Testing How the Body Responds

Food allergies occur when the body has an adverse or abnormal response to a food. An allergic reaction can be immediate and life threatening, such as with peanuts. Or it can be delayed, taking three to five days to show up, causing hay fever-like symptoms, digestive distress, eczema or other skin irritation, or changes in ...

May 29, 2017

Health Benefits of Filtered Water

Most people know very little about the quality of the water they use. Even those of us who recognize the potential health risks in tap water often choose cost-effectiveness and convenience over superior quality. Searching for information about your local water quality and how to improve it can make you feel like you’re in chemistry ...

May 11, 2017

Chia Seeds: Tiny Powerhouse

Chia seeds were prized by ancient cultures as a source of sustainable energy. In fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for strength. A tiny nutrition powerhouse, Chia is rich in dietary fiber and contains significant amounts of minerals and vitamins. One ounce of Chia seeds provides calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus among other micronutrients, ...

February 27, 2017

Healthy Eating Through Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Do you love that slice of cake every night after dinner? Those morning muffins? How about those cookies and seemingly harmless pieces of candy you mindlessly enjoy throughout the day? If you’re regularly drawn to sweets, try going without them for a few days and see what happens. Are you having headaches, irritability, cravings, and ...

February 13, 2017

You’re Sweet Enough Without the Added Sugar

Do you enjoy a diet soda with dinner every night? What about a low-sugar, high protein ‘nutrition bar’ after a workout? At the office, are you mindlessly grazing through the low-sugar or no-sugar added cookies? Do you read food labels to see where on the ingredient list sugars are hidden? If you’re regularly drawn to ...

January 19, 2017

Rainbow Trout: Good for Your Body & Your Brain

  Among the top five healthiest fish to eat, rainbow trout makes a tasty entrée and is one of the more affordable seafood options. Rainbow trout is one of the few fish that is better to buy farmed because wild trout can be contaminated from chemicals like mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). All rainbow trout ...

November 27, 2016

Love Those Lentils!

Around the world, people enjoy the health benefits of lentils, part of a group of proteins known as pulses, which also includes beans, peas, chickpeas. Naturally gluten-free, lentils are rich in dietary fiber, protein, calcium, potassium, zinc, and iron. They help lower cholesterol and are a great addition to the diet especially for people diagnosed ...

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