What are GMOs? And How to Avoid Them

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The very definition of nutrition is the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth. Think of it this way: the food we eat provides the nutrients that are necessary for our bodies, like perfectly matched puzzle pieces. The food we eat each day has the potential to provide our bodies […]

9 Reasons to See a Functional and Integrative Dietitian

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Everything you eat has a chance to either nourish you or potentially harm you. Research and experience have shown that proper nutrition and gut health are essential in quieting inflammation and infection, and even in preventing illness. Healing the gut with nutrition and sometimes personalized supplements offers a strategic starting point to expedite healing and […]

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

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While fasting has been around for eons, it has recently gained a resurgence in popularity and for good reason. In today’s world, you can’t turn the corner without running into food – it’s everywhere. And most people rarely reach a state of fasting for any length of time, which goes against how our systems WANT […]

Food Dyes and Artificial Colors: Toxic or Harmless?

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While it’s said that we should “eat the rainbow” in terms of a variety of colorful foods, it’s important to be cognizant of the artificial colors that sneak their way into commonly consumed products. When artificial, bright colors are added, they can make foods appear to be more fresh and alluring, but what’s underneath the […]

Back to School Lunch Ideas

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To help ease the frenzy of getting to the bus stop, packing backpacks, scheduling after-school activities, and still managing time at home with your family, we’ve compiled some tips and tricks to help make packing your child’s lunch easy and healthy! So where do you start? Include your kids in the packing process Having kids […]

The Difference Between Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities

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Current data suggests that nearly 10% of people experience food allergy symptoms, which has been trending upward in the last 2-3 decades. Like many chronic conditions, the expression of food allergies can be influenced by genetics, environment, and the genome-environment interactions, or epigenetic effects [1]. Additionally, food-related symptoms may not be exclusively allergies, but they […]

How to Eat Healthy When Traveling

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Traveling can be fun and exciting (as well as possibly stressful) or it may even a necessary part of your work routine. Regardless of your itinerary, there are several ways you can be sure to have healthy foods available to keep you and your family feeling well and thriving! Adapting different strategies that work for […]

Are You Eating Arsenic?

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The internet can instantly expose you to numerous articles with mixed messages about what foods to eat, how much to eat, when to eat, and of course, what not to eat – which is enough to make most people’s head spin! Unfortunately, even whole foods that are said to be healthy are increasingly questioned for […]

5 Benefits of Fish Oil

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It’s becoming increasingly evident that many common chronic conditions can be prevented through modifiable lifestyle factors, but did you know that essential fatty acid deficiency is also among the top causes of chronic illness [1]? Essential fatty acids are termed “essential” because the body isn’t able to produce them on its own, rather, these need […]

The Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

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While most people are familiar with honey as a natural sweetener and an alternative to refined cane sugar in the kitchen, not everyone has heard of or knows the difference between manuka honey in comparison to the standard honey on the grocery store shelves. Derived from the manuka tree native to Australia and New Zealand, […]