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5 Foods To Avoid Introducing to Children

There are many foods out there that are marketed to parents and children. Companies produce fancy packaging, loud commercials with happy kids, and buzz words for parents like: “part of this nutritious breakfast” “part of a balanced meal” “18 vitamins and minerals included” “healthy whole grains” We are HUGE consumers here in the U.S. and we fall […]

Add a Shot of Nutrients to Any Meal

I’m a little biased – I love eggs, partly because I have laying hens. But mostly because they’re delicious and infinitely versatile. What’s in an egg? Eggs contain an egg white and egg yolk. The egg white is typically albumen, nature’s “perfect protein.” This protein contains all the essential amino acids (protein building blocks) required […]

How To Stop Eating Junk Food

Want to know how to stop eating junk food? First, discover what you’re really craving, then look at what to do about it. Distinguish between true cravings (irresistable), casual cravings (you’re not trying very hard), and food memory.  I can have a mental food fest right now thinking about Reuben Sandwiches, but that’s a memory […]

Diseases of Modern Civilization: Autoimmune and Nutritional

Do you know anyone with an autoimmune illness? I imagine you do: Hashimoto’s or Graves Diseases of the thyroid, lupus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, and many diseases of the heart and cardiovascular system are autoimmune in origin. The rate of autoimmune illness is increasing, as the three conditions necessary for its emergence are […]

Diet Sodas Alter the Microbiome and Lead to Diabetes and Obesity

If you regularly drink diet soda and use artificial sweeteners because you think it will help you lose weight, you may be unwittingly sabotaging your efforts. Sure, artificial sweeteners like sucralose, saccharine, and aspartame save on calories, but a recent Israeli study shows they can skew the composition of gut bacteria, or our microbiome, in a way […]

Improve Your Methylation and Raise Your Glutathione to Heal Autoimmunity!

Methylation is the latest buzzword in the health industry and for a good reason. It’s is a biochemical process involved in almost all of your body’s functions! Without getting too technical, methylation is the addition of a single carbon and three hydrogen atoms (called a methyl group) to another molecule. The removal of a methyl group is […]