Throw Away the Tums! Healthy Alternatives to Antacids

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Heartburn? Upset stomach? The answer to these ailments is all to often popping an antacid such as Tums. And why not? they are just over the counter meds that might even give you a dose of calcium along with it. In fact, more and more often, I’m seeing the recommendation to take Tums with calcium as […]

Refreshing Lavender Mint Iced Tea (plus a bonus stress-relief recipe)

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This past weekend I was up in Camden, Maine for a beautiful wedding. The weekend started off with perhaps the heaviest rain that I’ve ever seen fall from the sky but luckily, the sun did finally make an appearance and we got to enjoy the scenery. The downtown area is full of shops with local products, […]

What I Ate on Wednesday -Registered Dietitian Edition

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Happy Wednesday! Today, I’m posting about what I ate last Wednesday after being tagged by Registered Dietitian, Kara Lydon of Peace Love and Food.  This is part of a fun blog series where Dietitians from across the globe are posting what they ate on Wednesdays –you can follow the #WIARD to keep up with the […]

The 5 ‘R’ Approach to Healing Your Gut

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I think of the gut as our body’s “hub” because it is involved in every aspect of our health; mood, energy metabolism, immunity are just a few examples. And if you have issues with acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, bloating or nausea (and really, who hasn’t experienced these things?), you understand the impact that […]

Kale, Corn Salad with Sweet Miso Tahini Dressing

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I have made a big batch of this salad at least once a week for the past month and a half. It is that good. The dressing is addictive, but healthy, and the ingredients in this salad are detoxifying, colorful, and hearty. It has been my go-to on “hungry” days, or just when I feel […]

Sweet Potato Almond and Coconut Breakfast Patties

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St. Patty’s day might be over but the Recipe Redux team is celebrating the ‘patty’ in this month’s recipe challenge. The goal was to make a healthier patty and I originally thought that I was going to try to come up with a veggie burger but I had both an sweet potato and an apple […]

What does organic mean?

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Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is an amazing organization that produces my favorite nutrition publication, “Nutrition Action”. This graphic comes from these guys an is one of clearest ways that I’ve seen the organic label untangled. The one thing that I will add is that it would be nice if the organic label […]