Magnesium (Mg) is among the most abundant minerals in the human body and is involved in many physiological processes. From bone density to heart function, Mg plays an important role in the maintenance of good health. Mg can be obtained through various dietary sources including leafy greens, fish, nuts and seeds, bran, oats, as well … Continue reading Magnesium: What is it good for?
Blood pressure (BP): two numbers that say a lot about your health. But what do you know about your BP? Here’s a lesson on the basics! BP is a measure of the pressure created by your blood against the walls of your blood vessels as it flows through. It consists of two numbers. The systolic … Continue reading High or low, let’s talk about blood pressure!
Muscle and joint pain can result from many different factors including injury, poor posture, chronic misuse, exercise, physical or emotional stress, nutrient deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, and certain conditions such as arthritis. It is always important to explore possible causes of joint and muscle pain to rule out serious conditions and to determine the best course … Continue reading Acupuncture and Cupping for Pain
It’s been a week and students are back in the swing of a new school year! This year, make sure you give your kids a good start by paying special attention to what they eat. Here are a few helpful tips on a healthy, natural, back-to-school diet: Protein will keep your kids full for longer … Continue reading More on Back-to-School Eating
I’m always adding to the “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) section, so make sure to check that out! There are two entries that drew some attention recently, so I thought I’d share them in the blog. Please “Contact Me” with your questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you! Often heard at dinner parties: … Continue reading Excerpts from FAQs
Some tips and reminders for the coming year! Continue reading School Lunches
It’s back-to-school time, here are a few quick tips to make this year a success! Continue reading 5 quick tips for back-to-school!
Acne, it happens! It affects men and women, young and old. It can pop up on your face, back, shoulders and elsewhere. It can be mild, a few bumps every so often, or severe with painful pimples that won’t seem to go away. TV and magazines bombard us with ads for products that may provide … Continue reading Zits happen!
Seeds are already packed with nutrients but they have the potential to be even healthier and more nutrient-dense! Locked inside each seed is a storehouse of vitamins and minerals waiting to be unlocked. When seeds are sprouted, they experience a transformation into a superfood that has a significantly higher level of vitamins, particularly vitamin B, … Continue reading Sprouting!
You’ve read up on nutrition, you’ve planned your meals and you’ve spent your hard-earned money on fresh, healthy groceries, now it’s time to cook! You don’t want to waste all the time and effort you’ve put into planning and prepping for your meals by cooking food the wrong way. Some cooking methods are better than … Continue reading Cooking Methods: What’s hot, what’s not (pun intended)