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​The Vitamins Everyone Should Take

A walk through the supplement aisle at any retail location can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Where do we begin? Allow me to shed some light on the supplements that are most important for all of us. It's simpler than we think, and these core supplements can help us feel more energetic, stronger, and healthier. We should begin with a multivitamin, which helps fill nutritional gaps in our d…

​How Much Omega-3s Kids Need at Every Age

When determining how much omega-3s kids need at every age, we need to consider multiple facets, including the child's body weight, omega-3 source, the latest scientific research, and the Omega-3 Index. Recommendations will vary, but we do know that omega-3s are important from the beginning of life, through adolescence, to young adults and beyond. Studies show the omega-3s EPA and DH…

Diet Recommendations for Breastfeeding Moms

As a new mom, we may be wondering what to eat while breast feeding to ensure we produce enough milk and that our milk is as nourishing as possible. Heathy choices start with optimizing our protein intake. Lean meats, like poultry, lean beef, eggs, and beans (especially lentils), can help fuel milk production. Low mercury fish are also a good option, including salmon, cod, catfish, crab, sc…

​The Mind, Heart, Body Connection

The children’s Skeleton Dance song goes something like “The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone; the thigh bone is connected to the hip bone” and so on. This song is used to teach children how we aren’t separate compartments, and that systems working independently, but that we’re highly interconnected beings. Our body has the capability to work like a well-oiled machine if everythi…

​The Most Heart Healthy Foods

Maintaining a healthy heart is key to longevity. Keeping cholesterol in check, lowering sodium intake, and cardio exercise are what come to mind first for many of us. But focusing on what we eat is at the front of the line when it comes to protecting our heart. Foods containing high amounts of fiber, healthy fats, and powerful antioxidants should be part of our daily diet. Here are some of our…

​Updated Dietary Guidelines for Heart Health From the AHA

For the first time in 15 years, the American Heart Association (AHA) has updated its dietary guidelines. As the leading cause of death for Americans, heart disease is something we should all do our best to prevent, and the new guidelines make it easier to do so. The new recommendations focus on making a heart-healthy lifestyle simple, with easy-to-follow steps. The AHA emphasizes healthy…