Nutrition

  • Rainforest Superfoods: Camu Camu

    If you were to hold a camu camu berry in your hand, it would look like a large reddish grape. But don’t be fooled by this berry’s small size and familiar appearance; it holds an abundance of antioxidants, phytochemicals, and unrivaled vitamin C content. It also boasts medicinal properties, serving as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and emollient.

    Wild berries provide potent vitamin C options; and that is just the start.
    By Brooke Holmgren
  • The Alkaline Diet

    We all seek balance. Many of us attribute the lack of balance in our daily lives to stress, money, kids, indulgence, and other external factors (many of which are legitimate), but we often forget that true balance starts from deep within the body. Believe it or not, one of the strongest factors in regulating our internal equilibrium is basic body chemistry—it’s our pH balance.

    By Lindsey Duncan, ND, CN
  • Curing Type 2 Diabetes with Food

    Is the concept of curing type 2 diabetes through diet really such a strange notion? After all, diet was one of the key contributors that got you into this situation in the first place.

    Break down the barriers that prevent you from reclaiming your healh and your life.
    by Craig Gustafson
  • Create New Beginnings

    Back to school is the best time to create “new” beginnings for children. Before school starts, sit down with your children and create goals for the year ahead. These goals might include achieving certain grades, participating in sports and music, or practicing certain levels of personal hygiene (especially important for teenagers).

    9 tips for teaching children how to make nutritious choices
    By Lynn Lafferty, PHARMD, ND, CNC, CNHP
  • A Spoonful of Local Food Helps the Medicine Go Down


    Starchy images of bland mashed potatoes, mystery meat, and Jell-O that seems to come alive on your tray dissolve into thin air during lunchtime at a 334-bed hospital in rural Wisconsin. It is taking nutrition back to its roots—and digging up the healing powers of a local, fresh food menu for visitors and employees alike.
     

    One hospital's commitment to providing local food for patients pays off for the entire community.
    By Cara Lucas
  • Eating In Season for Health, Quality, and Cost

    Foods eaten in season contain peak nutrients and generally put less of a dent in your budget than if purchased out of season. Whether you want to grow your own fresh produce in your backyard, stop by a farmers market, or shop at your local grocery or co-op, the following hints and tips lead you to the freshest produce and where to find it.
     

    Summer--for most of us it's the season of fun, a time to get out of our homes and enjoy the sunlight. In addition to the bright summer days, many delicious and unique foods are in season.
    By Brooke Holmgren
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  • The Kardea Gourmet: A Book Review

    Mark Twain sadly reasoned that the only way to good health was to eat and drink what you what don’t like and don’t want. A new book by preventive cardiologist Richard Collins MD, self-described food passionisto Rob Leighton, and Susan Buckley, a registered dietitian, takes the opposite view and shows how delicious foods can be healthy, and even reverse disease!

    Learn how to eat for your health and reverse disease; deliciously!
    By Brooke Holmgren
  • Smoked Fish

    We all know that we should add more fish to our diet. The omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish have numerous health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and those who are at risk of or those who already have cardiovascular disease.

  • About Strawberries

    The arrival of local strawberries is an early sign that summer has arrived. Often one of the first fruits to show up at your local farmers market, these delicious fruits have many benefits. Over history, strawberries have been used in medicine, as a treatment for sunburn, to restore discolored teeth, and as an aid in digestion.