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

Gut Health and Fermented Foods

Photo by Geraud pfeiffer on By McKenna Redmore, RIT Senior Dietetic Student Reviewed by: Tami Best, MS, RDN, CDN If you are struggling with constant stomach pain, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea you may not be properly feeding your gut! Fermented foods have started to become a widely talked about topic in the nutrition world. … Continue reading Gut Health and Fermented Foods

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega- 3 fatty acids can impact the immune system via many mechanisms. Most notable is its ability to reduce the production of inflammatory eicosanoids and cytokines. Complications from COVID-19 can arise when there is a large burst of inflammation in the lungs which can negatively impact the production of surfactant. Surfactant is needed to keep … Continue reading Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Tiny Habits

BJ Fogg, PhD of Stanford University has spent years researching the benefit of developing tiny habits. Now is not the time to abandon healthy habits, in fact, it is time to embrace them to position yourself with strength and resilience. Of course now is also not the time to overhaul everything and make huge changes, … Continue reading Tiny Habits