Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spiced lattes and pumpkin loaf. At this time of year, pumpkin recipes get a lot of attention – most of which comes with refined sugars and sometimes even artificial flavors. There is good news though. Pumpkin is really good for you! Particularly for the health of your heart and the respiratory system. […]
Dates are one of my go-to foods for indulging without the added sugar. They’re naturally sweet and loaded with fiber to help slow digestion and prevent a major spike in blood sugar. With just five ingredients these vegan date balls are simple to make and perfect for your sweet tooth.
Aside from the occasional treat, I do […]
Let’s talk about sugar for a moment. Most of us know it contributes to obesity, weakens immunity and creates poor dental health. Yet, the average American adult eats 22 teaspoons of sugar daily. That’s much more than double the recommended daily allowance according to the American Heart Association.
So what can you […]
When we talk about pain from an integrative medicine approach, there are many factors to consider. Nutrition is among one of the most important. Eating healthy whole foods can decrease inflammation to provide natural pain relief. Whereas, the wrong foods, can promote inflammation and increase pain.
But it’s not quite as simple as changing up the […]
This Roasted Veggie Quinoa Casserole comes from Stephanie Weaver’s newest book The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health.
The plan provides a gradual and customizable approach to reducing inflammation and relieving migraine pain. It includes over 75 delicious recipes that suit a number of dietary needs […]
Chemical cleaning products can be harsh on your skin, disruptive to your gut microbiome and unhealthy for your lungs. Fortunately, the ingredients you have in your kitchen cupboards and medicine cabinet can go a long way in helping you naturally clean your home without any negative side effects of toxic ingredients.
We’re exposed to toxic chemicals in our home environment every single day. Think about it. The ingredients you use in your personal hygiene routine, the products you clean with, pesticides on your food and chlorine in your drinking water; all of these exposures can disrupt the diversity and balance of the bacteria living your […]
As an integrative medicine practitioner, I spend a lot of time discussing the importance of diet and lifestyle with those suffering from chronic pain. Because while prescription pharmaceuticals like opioids, or even just over-the-counter analgesics are a great solution for acute pain, they can end up doing more harm than good with longterm use for […]
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The gut microbiome refers to the community of bacteria living in your gastrointestinal system. Within it, you’ll find good bacteria (probiotics), bad bacteria, yeast (like candida albicans) and other microorganisms. When your gut microbiome is balanced, the ratio of good bacteria to bad will be higher keeping everything in check.
It’s important because your gut microbiome is linked […]