Turmeric – my favorite spice!

Photo by Ksenia Chernaya on 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 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 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

Magnesium – The Relaxation Mineral

Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in 300 enzyme reactions in the body. Because it plays a critical role in so many biochemical processes in the body, having a deficiency can wreak havoc on our health. I like to think of it as the mineral that can help you relax. Trouble sleeping, migraines, muscle cramps, … Continue reading Magnesium – The Relaxation Mineral

Artificial Sweeteners and Anxiety

Are artificial sweeteners like saccharin, aspartame and sucralose toxic? Studies show that artificially sweetened beverages increase risk of depression in adults. Aspartame intake has been associated with decrease production of certain neurotransmitters that help you to feel happy. It has also been connected to anxiety. This may be due to an increased production of the … Continue reading Artificial Sweeteners and Anxiety

Vitamin C and Mental Health

Feeling down after a bout of COVID or the flu? Poor vitamin C status has been associated with greater risk of depression following an episode of acute illness. This may because vitamin C is involved in the production of neurotransmitters that help us feel happy. Eat foods rich in vitamin C such as Brussels sprouts, … Continue reading Vitamin C and Mental Health

Chose Rye Bread for Gut Health and Weight Control Efforts

Photo by Lachlan Ross on Recent studies support that rye is one of the best bread choices for gut health and promoting a healthier waistline. So how do you know what type of rye bread to choose? The best rye bread will be made from 100% whole-grain sprouted rye flour. It is denser and … Continue reading Chose Rye Bread for Gut Health and Weight Control Efforts

In Pain? Food and supplements may provide some relief.

March 30, 2022 Key Takeaways: Nutrients and foods we eat can be of immense help in our pain relief efforts.Several spices, various fatty acids and plant compounds may promote relief from pain.Conversely, a highly processed diet such as the Standard American Diet can aggravate pain. Something changed with my body in the last two years. … Continue reading In Pain? Food and supplements may provide some relief.

Can Nutrigenomix Aid Weight Loss Efforts?

January 28th, 2022 Nutrigneomix offers a comprehensive genetic test consisting of 70 genetic markers. This information can tell us why people metabolize nutrients differently. DNA is analyzed from a simple cheek swab sample. Genetic tests are based on the most robust scientific evidence. Test kits are mailed directly to your home and results are back … Continue reading Can Nutrigenomix Aid Weight Loss Efforts?

Hope and Vitality for 2022

January 2022 Hope and vitality. These are the desires that often accompany the anticipation of a new year yet so many of us stumble and falter reverting to habits that do not serve us. How do we harness the hope and vitality we so desperately crave yet often feel inadequate or incapable of realizing? Psychologist … Continue reading Hope and Vitality for 2022