Photo by Ba Tik on Pexels.com Happy Memorial Day Weekend! This weekend, we take pause to honor and remember all those who lost their lives serving and protecting our great country. John F. Kennedy, in honor of Memorial Day, once said "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is … Continue reading A Secret to Creating New Healthy Habits.
Goat milk for gut and metabolic health
Photo by Villager Boy on Pexels.com Is goat's milk better for your gut? The answer is probably. The reason is three-fold. First, it is lower in the sugar lactose which can be difficult for some people to digest. Our ability to digest lactose tends to decrease as we age. Likewise, some individuals have a genetic … Continue reading Goat milk for gut and metabolic health
How much protein do you need?
Photo by Krisztina Papp on Pexels.com Nearly daily, someone asks me, "How much protein do I need?" or something to that effect. The answer depends. Age, activity level, weight, medical background and even genetics play a role. Generally, I determine protein recommendations by calculating someone's weight in kilograms. This can be accomplished by dividing someone's … Continue reading How much protein do you need?
Glyphosate, the popular herbicide, and Gut Health
Photo by photokip.com on Pexels.com I find yellow dandelions pretty. I'm not the biggest fan of when they grow out and become wispy white but they don't bother me that much. Glyphosate is widely used herbicide and is one of the main ingredients in the product Roundup. It has widespread use for weed control in … Continue reading Glyphosate, the popular herbicide, and Gut Health
What makes a good protein bar?
Photo by Ella Olsson on Pexels.com I always prefer whole real food. There are certainly times when we all need convenience, however. Protein bars have been a booming industry in the field of athletics however many individuals are relying on them more and more for quick snacks and meals. Unfortunately, as with everything, there is … Continue reading What makes a good protein bar?
Is Organic Candy Better than Non-Organic Varieties?
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I'm sort of known for my preference for organic candies. When my kids were smaller, their friends often commented that there would be organic gummies and such at their birthday parties as opposed to the more common abnormally bright-colored sweets. So is organic any better in this case? I had … Continue reading Is Organic Candy Better than Non-Organic Varieties?
Coconut and Medium Chained Triglycerides for Gut, Weight and Brain Health
Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Pexels.com Coconut is a great source of the popular medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). About 50% of the fat in coconut are MCT. There are four types of MCT, with caproic, caprylic and capric acid being the most commonly used and easiest to digest. Lauric acid is a slightly longer chain triglyceride, … Continue reading Coconut and Medium Chained Triglycerides for Gut, Weight and Brain Health
Turmeric – my favorite spice!
Photo by Ksenia Chernaya on Pexels.com Herbs and spices are unlikely have any downside to health and add interest and flavor to food with no calories or added sodium. One of my favorites is turmeric. This bright orange spice comes from a root in the ginger family. Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric that … Continue reading Turmeric – my favorite spice!
Chocolate For a Healthy Gut
Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com With 70% of Americans having digestive complaints, taking deliberate steps to protect the gut is vital to our health and wellbeing. Our gut produces 75 percent of our neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are substances that are involved with sending messages throughout the body and play a vital role in mood regulation. … Continue reading Chocolate For a Healthy Gut
Clearing the Fog with Food
Photo by Math!!s BRZB on Pexels.com Brain fog seems to be casting a larger shadow than ever since COVID. Research shows a correlation between inflammation in the brain and the complaints often associated with brain fog such as poor memory and lack of concentration. Food plays a critical role in reducing inflammation and relieving brain … Continue reading Clearing the Fog with Food