1. The Effect of Bowel Disease on Nutritional Status

    Your intestines play a VERY important role in the digestion and absorption of nutrients. Disease, inflammation, or infection ANYWHERE in the digestive tract can set the stage for poor absorption of nutrients and therefore deficiency. Nutrient deficiency is a risk factor for chronic disease. Below are diseases of the intestines that can impact nutrient status. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Individuals…Read More

  2. The Effect of Pharmacological Drugs on Nutritional Status

    There are many pharmacological medications that have been found to effect nutrient levels. Remember, nutrients play VITAL roles in the function of ALL body systems: the musculoskeletal system, circulatory system, nervous system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, endocrine system, digestive system, reproductive system and urinary system. ALL of these systems are run by NUTRIENTS!! Deficiencies …Read More

  3. The Effect of Popular Diet’s on Nutrient Status

    Recent research into the Atkins, South Beach, Best Life and DASH diets showed that all 4 of these diets failed to meet the recommended daily intake (RDI) for 27 micronutrients analyzed. Specifically, vitamin B7, D, E, chromium, iodine and molybdenum were identified as consistently low across the board in all four diet groups. These findings are significant, and prove that following a popular diet …Read More

  4. Instant Pot Tomato Soup (with BACON!!)

    Comfort food at its finest! This was my very favorite food growing up, and although I can no longer have the grilled cheese on the side, it's still so nostalgic and comforting! This wonderfully creamy soup is also paleo! #WIN Ingredients: 32 oz can of tomatoes 3 tbsp tomato paste 1 quart chicken stock or bone broth 1 carrot, chopped 1 stalk of celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped 6-8 cloves garlic, mi…Read More

  5. Are you taking Vitamin D3? Don’t forget Vitamin K!

    We ALWAYS recommend taking vitamin D with vitamin K2 if you are supplementing. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin Vitamin D increases calcium levels in the body. Vitamin K helps the body use calcium by shuttling it to your bones. Increasing one’s intake of vitamin D without enough vitamin K can cause an increase in calcium levels without the ability to use it effectively, which raises the risk …Read More

  6. Grain-Free Granola

    One of our wonderful patients gifted us this awesome homemade grain-free granola for Christmas and it was too good not to share the recipe!! Ingredients: 1 cup dry roasted unsalted sliced almonds 2 cups unsweetened coconut chips 1 cup dry roasted unsalted sunflower seeds 1 cup raw pepitas 1 cup dry roasted pecan pieces 1/3 c walnut oil 2 tablespoons organic honey 1 tablespoon maple syrup 2 tsp van…Read More

  7. Digestive Dysfunction and The ‘Four R’ Gut Healing Program

    Sadly, over 85 percent of all adult Americans suffer from some form of intestinal problem. Suffering from these conditions causes a myriad of bodily harms, encompassing every cell and organ in the human body as the gut is key to the immune system’s response. Nutrient deficiencies, pollution, poor diet, dehydration, stress, poor sleeping habits, inflammation, lack of exercise, and certain medicat…Read More

  8. Easy Medeterranean Chicken Salad

    I make this recipe when I know we will be busy as it is so easy to grab and eat quickly! It is delicious AND healthful. It is full of healthy fats, protein and antioxidants. The protein and fat in this recipe helps to balance blood sugar and keep you full longer. Can't go wrong here! Ingredients: 1 whole rotisserie chicken, with the chicken pulled off and chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup art…Read More

  9. Paleo Taco Casserole

    This recipe was adapted from Juli Bauer at www.paleomg.com--if you haven't checked out Juli's amazing paleo focused recipes, you must head over there for inspiration! I love LOVE one pot meals, casseroles, and really anything that blends all the ingredients of one meal into one dish. Why? Because it makes life so much easier! Plus, easier leftovers! This recipe in particular is even better on day …Read More

  10. The Importance of Nutritional Supplements

    The standard American diet, full of refined carbohydrates, sugars and lacking in essential vitamins and antioxidants can leave you deficient in many key nutrients needed to prevent chronic disease and to run all body systems effectively. While a healthy balanced diet often provides a source of vitamins and minerals, taking dietary supplements on top of your healthy diet may prove beneficial in ens…Read More