Category Archives: Food & Drink

Holiday Health Hacks From Our Practitioners

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Holiday gatherings can throw off even the most well-intentioned nutrition plan. Have you ever wondered the best way to get a healthy breakfast that can be grabbed on the go while covering all your nutritional needs? What about the simplest ways to get yourself to actually eat healthy instead of caving to junk food? Or how to make an effective cold prevention tonic?
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Feeling Bloated Despite a Perfect Diet? It Could Be These 3 Things

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Mahalie Stackpole

Bloating Despite a Perfect Diet?

The most commonly cited causes of bloating are dietary factors. More specifically, it’s well-established that foods containing gluten, dairy, or FODMAPs (certain carbohydrates) can cause symptoms such as bloating, gas, and abdominal pain in individuals with food sensitivities or conditions such as Celiac disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or Crohn’s and colitis.

Because the association between food and gastrointestinal distress has already been explored, let’s explore lesser-known factors behind bloating.

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Are These 3 Popular Sugar Alternatives Healthy?

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Alden Chadwick

In the pursuit to consume less sugar and stabilize blood sugar, we may use sweeteners like aspartame (“Equal”), sorbitol, sucralose (“Splenda”) or saccharin (“Sweet n Low”). Although these sweeteners have been approved by the FDA as “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS), they are also known to present significant health costs.

Health Costs Associated with Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners also make a difficult baking substitute. Due to different sweetness-to-volume ratios than sugar, they aren’t necessarily compatible for certain recipes, making

Fortunately, there are more natural alternative sweeteners available. Here are a few that are growing in popularity and increasingly found in products and cabinets.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

4 Tasty Meals That Add Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables To Your Autumn Day

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With autumn comes the browning of tree leaves and pumpkins everywhere. What else is new and exciting?

Produce.

Fruits like pears and persimmons and vegetables like cabbage and beets are now plentiful because they’re in season. To help you eat by the season, we have created a recipe guide that incorporates the fruits, nuts, and vegetables of autumn.
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Health or Hype: Why is Everyone Eating Sauerkraut?

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Cara Faus

Let’s talk sauerkraut. While some eat it for pleasure, forkfuls are being shoveled down with a purpose. This lacto fermented food is in the spotlight – but is it all it’s claimed to be? Continue reading

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Need to Know More About Omega-3? This Cheat Sheet is For You.

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, gudlyf

Different types of fat have different consequences to your body and total health. While fat and its many different forms have been getting more attention and conversation, today we’re focusing on Omega-3 fatty acids.

According to the American Heart Association, Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk of or who have cardiovascular disease.

Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.