23 06, 2017

Pretty In Pink Beet Chard Smoothie

By | June 23rd, 2017|Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Preventative Care, Recipes|

A hearty dose of immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium and manganese make this cooling summer smoothie beet-licious. INGREDIENTS (serves 2) 1 cup firmly packed chopped red chard, including stems of 1 cup cooked red beets 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 cup apple juice 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 [...]

12 06, 2017

Making Sense of Digestion — Part 4

By | June 12th, 2017|Nutrition, Preventative Care|

Doctor of chiropractic and licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Jeff Donahue is one of those extraordinary holistic practitioners who combines these disciplines of health with nutritional analysis and exercise physiology to balance the three dimensions of life and health: the physical, metabolic and energetic dimensions. Dr. Jeff is the creator of the “Well Life Blueprint,” which is [...]

8 06, 2017

Vegan Mango-Coconut Green Smoothie

By | June 8th, 2017|Nutrition, Preventative Care, Recipes|

Whether you’re vegan for life or vegan for a day, this Vegan Mango-Coconut Green Smoothie is sure to delight. What’s better than mango, coconut, and spinach whipped up to creamy smooth perfection? Maybe…nothing! INGREDIENTS (serves 2) 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup ice cubes 1/2 medium banana 3/4 cup coconut milk* 1 cup fresh or [...]

5 06, 2017

Fennel Reduces

Postmenopausal Symptoms

By | June 5th, 2017|Anti-Aging, Nutrition, Preventative Care|

Hot flashes. Insomnia. Irritability. Anxiety. Depression. Joint pain. Muscular discomfort. Vaginal dryness. Postmenopausal symptoms have a very real impact on a woman’s quality of life, and managing these symptoms has become an important field of study. Hormone therapy (HT) is a go-to treatment prescribed by many doctors as a way to maneuver through menopause. Some [...]

5 06, 2017

Rose Geranium and

Poppy Seed Tea Cookies

By | June 5th, 2017|Nutrition, Recipes|

We’ve got another treat from Master Herbalist Suzanne Elliott—Rose Geranium and Poppy Seed Tea Cookies. It’s an unusual cookie, more like a mini scone. Try dunking in tea, coffee, or even sweet wine. INGREDIENTS (Makes approximately 12-14 cookies depending on size) ½ cup butter or virgin coconut oil, melted ½ cup maple syrup or honey [...]

30 05, 2017

The One Thing You Should

Be Eating Every Day…

By | May 30th, 2017|Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Preventative Care|

… is resistant starch. Don’t be thrown by the word “starch.” We aren’t talking about the carb-loaded simple starches that convert straight to sugar in your body, are stored as fat, and promote insulin resistance. We’re talking about the type of starch that encourages insulin sensitivity and burns glucose for energy rather than stores it [...]

30 05, 2017

Making Sense of Digestion, Part 3

By | May 30th, 2017|Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Preventative Care|

Doctor of chiropractic and licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Jeff Donahue is one of those extraordinary holistic practitioners who combines these disciplines of health with nutritional analysis and exercise physiology to balance the three dimensions of life and health: the physical, metabolic and energetic dimensions. Dr. Jeff is the creator of the “Well Life Blueprint,” which is [...]

25 05, 2017

Avocado Toast Drizzled With

California Extra Virgin Avocado Oil

By | May 25th, 2017|Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Recipes|

We’ve got 3 simple avocado toast recipes for you courtesy of Primal Kitchen®, the experts in healthy, real-food condiments. They each feature Primal Kitchen Extra Virgin Avocado Oil, cold-pressed from 100% premium, grade A, California avocados. We love the Extra Virgin status because aroma molecules are left untouched for the most nutrient-full, avocado oil around! [...]

11 05, 2017

The Difference Between

Folic Acid and Folate

By | May 11th, 2017|Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Preventative Care, Supplements|

Pick up a box of cereal and you’re bound to see “enriched” or “fortified” on the label. Typically the enrichment comes from folic acid, which is often confused with folate. Folic acid and folate, while similar, are not the same nutrient. And research is revealing that folic acid fortification may be adversely affecting people’s health. [...]

8 05, 2017

Lavender Rose Lemonade with

Floral Ice Cubes

By | May 8th, 2017|Nutrition, Recipes|

Master Herbalist Suzanne Elliott has gifted us with a beautiful and refreshing beverage for spring and summer. With lavender flowers and rose petals in full bloom, she features this recipe every June in her Herbal Ways for Women class. Lavender helps relieve stress, improve mood, induce restful sleep, reduce inflammation and skin irritation, prevent infections, and alleviate bloating. Rose [...]