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The Many Benefits of These Key Minerals

At a time when staying healthy is a top priority for all of us, I find myself thinking about key nutrients we all may be missing. This year is no time to let your nutrient status slip. These five minerals are some of the most important to have on our radar.  Zinc has been called the gatekeeper of immunity, which suggests its important role in supporting both the innate and adaptiv…

​5 Ways to Beat Stress and Feel Good

Stress… what is stress? When I was counseling as an RD, I asked clients to discuss their stress levels because it affected their overall health and eating habits. When I asked one elderly lady about her stress levels she said, “I have no stress. That’s all a state of mind.” How amazing! I had NEVER encountered any clients that said they had no stress. Every day we encounter various forms…

​A Nutrient-Packed Thanksgiving Recipe: Cranberry Relish

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition in most homes. If prepared from scratch, cranberry sauce can be a nutrient-rich side dish. It's a good source of fiber and vitamin C, and cranberries contain phytonutrients, specifically proanthocyanidins (PACs) and anthocyanins, which provide antioxidant benefits and give cranberries their bright red color. Whole cranberries, in particular, offer…

Digestive Health During the Holidays

Pumpkin pie, gingerbread cookies, holiday-themed cocktails – with all of the delicious flavors the holiday season has to offer, it's no surprise it can turn into a caloric free-for-all, with plates and glasses filled with ingredients we usually reserve for the occasional cheat day. The result is often an upset stomach and a case of food guilt. Avoid holiday belly and support digestive health and f…

​Things to Consider When Choosing a Multivitamin

Deciding on which multivitamin to take can be overwhelming. Is taking a one-a-day enough? Is it that important to take a specific multi targeted for men, women, teens, or seniors? What ingredients are important? Is cost really a factor? How do we determine a good quality product? All of these questions swirl in our heads as we look at the many available options on the market. Here are some he…

​Health Beneficial Herbs you Can Grow at Home

I’ve never had a green thumb; in fact, I’ve wasted so much money and time trying to grow beautiful flowers on my deck. This year, I decided to stop the heartbreak and grow herbs instead. They don’t require a lot of work, and they’re so fragrant when picked fresh. This got me thinking about the many health benefits of herbs. Here’s a look at what I’m growing. Thyme is an excellent source o…