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Enzymes

On January 25, 2013, Dr. Oz went on his national television program with special guest Robynne Chutkan, MD, touting the benefits of enzymes and how they can dramatically improve your health. In the segment titled "What's In Your Gut", the two doctors discuss how enzymes...

Making Wise Choices While Eating Out

At times it may seem hard to make healthy choices, whether you are gluten-free, grain-free, or sugar-free. Eating out may seem like an added challenge, but it is very doable. Here are a few tips: 1. Choose a restaurant that has a variety of food choices. You...

Benefits of Fermented Foods

It may seem strange to us that people in earlier times knew how to preserve vegetables without the use of freezers or canning machines. This was done through the process of lacto-fermentation. Lacto-fermentation happens when the sugars and starches in vegetables are converted to lactic acid by lactic-acid producing...

Too Much Protein?

Considering the popularity of protein-heavy diets, I feel it is important to understand the need for balance. How much is too much? If more than 30% of your calories come from protein (complicated math), then you are possibly getting too much protein.  (You can read about...

Protein

Proteins are essential to the human body.  They are part of every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies.  These body proteins are constantly being broken down and replaced.  The protein in the food we eat is digested into amino acids that are later used...

Are you Gluten Intolerant?

One of the most prevalent foods people have allergies to is gluten. Gluten is a protein found in the grains wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, triticale, and some oat products.  This protein is one of the hardest for people to digest. Digestive disorders related to gluten affect more...

The Importance of Drinking Water

It is shocking to think that in a nation where water is so readily available over 75% of our population walks around dehydrated EVERY DAY!! Common signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory trouble with basic math difficulty focusing on smaller print  ie. computer screens daytime fatigue Pure water is the world's...