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“Healthy Foods” That May Not Be as Nutritious as We Think

Every few years a new word is added to food labels to make us think we’re buying something healthier than we are. Let’s take a look at some of these [typically] not-so-healthy healthy terms. Low or Non-FatFat gives food flavor. In order for foods that are “low fat” or “fat-free” to be flavorful, excess sugar and / or salt is often added. For example, a “non-fat” yogurt with fruit on the b…

​A Deeper Dive into Our Plastic Neutral Journey

Have you ever noticed the expansive nature of small positive changes? Here’s an example: caring about our health leads to caring about the health of our family. In turn, this leads to caring about the health of our community and ultimately what unfolds is a profound concern for the health of our home, planet Earth. Here's a real-life example from my professional home, Carlson, that illust…

​The Synergistic Blend of Omega-3s, D3, and K2

With all the supplement options out there, it can be confusing knowing which ones to take and whether they're best taken with or without a meal.  Three specific nutrients – omega-3s, vitamin D3, and vitamin K2 as MK-7 – are found to have synergistic benefits. Because of this new finding, Carlson recently launched a three-in-one blend: Omega-3 + D & K, making it easy…

​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…