6 Nutrient Depleting Medications

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Did you know that many common medications can deplete nutrients from your body? It is important to know because inadequate nutrients means leaving your body in a vulnerable, imbalanced state. For example, a course of antibiotics could wipe out much of the good bacteria in your gut which in turn may reduce your immunity, cause […]

Sweet Potato Hummus

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I’ve tried a lot of different types of hummus. Store-bought varieties and homemade in all sorts of flavors. I’ve found that the texture and flavor can vary significantly between brands and there are many that contain extra ingredients that I would prefer not be in there such as preservatives. Others, use lower quality oils like […]

Are We Talking About the Right Fats?

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Note: This post is a teaser for a post I did for HealthComU. You’ll see a link at the end to continue reading the rest! For decades, health professionals have been advising the public to eat less “bad fat” (saturated and trans fats) and more “good fat” (unsaturated fats), but should the message be that simple? More […]

Easy Veggie Nuggets

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Back to school is around the corner! And with that, the Recipe Redux team is whipping up tasty, healthy bites and bars for this month’s theme. The goal is to create a bar or bite that is lunchbox-ready. To me, that means kid-friendly finger-food and nuggets definitely fit the bill. I’m not a huge fan […]

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 […]