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November 3, 2016

VEGGIES: The Base of the Optimal Health Food Pyramid

Just like individuals, there are many different diets that strive to help us attain optimal nutrition.  The Optimal Health Food Pyramid utilizes two of the most healthful diets ever studied – the Mediterranean diet an...

September 8, 2016

What it comes down to... there is just no such thing as safe or healthy plastic options.  BPA-free labeled plastic does not mean a safe or healthy plastic choice.  Some BPA replacements are worse than BPA.  There are thousands of possible chemicals, in all so...

May 5, 2016

The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic.  More people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any year on record, with more than 60% involving an opioid substance.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, 78 Americans die everyday f...

April 8, 2016

Inadequate iron stores among women of childbearing age is very common and is often caused by menstrual blood loss and low dietary intake of iron.

*Consult your ND for appropriate iron intake recommendations.*

The essential functions of iron:

  • Enhances oxygen...

February 5, 2016

Infantile colic is commonly recognized as unexplained bouts of excessive crying, often associated with marked irritability and abdominal discomfort of the little one.  Although infantile colic is believed to be self-limited with no long-term adverse effects, it can be...

December 7, 2015

What is a PREBIOTIC?

A non-digestible ingredient found in food that benefits your health by selectively feeding the probiotics (“good & friendly” bacteria) in your intestines while being ignored by potentially “bad & harmful” bacteria.1  The gut bacterial environment p...

May 10, 2015

Withania somnifera is one of the most economically and medicinally significant plants to contain the withanolide constituent.  Withanolides are the scientific name of a compound found in certain plants of the Solanceae family (commonly known as the nightshade family)....

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