July 6, 2022

Crucial Vitamins You’re Missing On GF Diet

If you’re familiar with governmental dietary recommendations, you’ve probably heard the phrase rainbow on your plate. This means that different color groupings of foods generally represent different health benefits, meaning a colorful whole foods diet is a nutritious way to eat. This is great advice for anyone following a gluten-free diet because it demonstrates a very easy method for balanced nutrition through daily diet. Right? Well, right. But, it’s a little bit more complicated on a gluten-free diet because there are common nutrients missing as a result of not eating certain foods. These missing nutrients can actually be helpful because they give […]
May 24, 2021

Moroccan Brownie Bites

You won’t believe these brownie bites are completely raw, vegan, and fruit-based! This recipe blends Medjool dates from Morocco with walnuts and cocoa powder to create a rich, chocolate treat that’s perfect for a special occasion, party, or holiday. Roll these bites in nuts or other toppings if you do not care for coconut—the possibilities are endless. Benefits: Dates contain fiber, which lowers blood cholesterol, and potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure and is an important electrolyte. Walnuts contain fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E, which supports healthy brain function. Cocoa is full of catechins that can […]
June 25, 2019

Preventing and Slowing Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease has burst into the public consciousness in recent years. It is a neurodegenerative
September 25, 2018

Getting Enough Iron Is Important At Every Age

Getting proper nutrition can be difficult as a person ages, but losing some nutrients could have lasting effects. Anemia is a common condition among older adults, but it is also frequently overlooked. About one in five adults over the age of 65 may suffer from anemia. Anemia is characterized by low levels of red blood cells, which can cause a number of symptoms like weakness and fatigue. It can be caused by improper nutrition or some medical conditions. Untreated, low levels of iron could have long-lasting effects. Here are four things to know about iron deficiency and how to treat […]
March 13, 2018

February Heart Health Tip: Don’t Overload This Mineral

February is officially Heart Health Month marked by one of my favorite days, which just passed, Valentine’s Day.  Even better, the Valentine’s chocolate we all have been consuming and love so much is actually good for our heart.  Well, not all the sugar and fat, but its cocoa content.  Cocoa is full of nutrients that protect both your heart, and your brain.  But, if you also like to eat red meat frequently, you may be getting too much of a certain mineral that can undermine your heart health.  Let me tell you why you should limit this mineral… Love Your […]
February 28, 2018

Iron Removal Could Be A Potential Cancer Therapy

Researchers at Okayama University report in Oncotarget a promising method for targeting cancer stem
August 8, 2017

Low Iron Levels May Increase Heart Disease Risk

A recent study at University College London found low iron levels may increase a person’s risk of developing heart disease. Previous research has shown that iron status, the amount of iron in the body, is linked to cardiovascular disease, or CVD, risk. Researchers have struggled in the past to show a direct link and have often had conflicting results. “Previous studies have suggested a link between iron levels and heart disease, but it has been difficult to pick this apart from other confounding factors,” Dr. Dipender Gill, a Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellow at Imperial College London, said in a press release. The current study, […]