What the Doctor Packs Her Kids’ for Lunch

What the Doctor Packs Her Kids’ for Lunch

By Dr. Maggie Ney

*This is an updated article Dr. Ney wrote in 2019 on healthy school lunches.

It’s time to pack up school lunches again!  School mornings can be hectic so pack or plan your kids lunch the night before.  With some planning, packing lunches can be a rewarding process because you can take control of ensuring your kids eat a wholesome, nutrient-dense lunch. The best lunches should always include a protein, a vegetable, a fruit (seasonal is best), and something ...

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Indestructable Gut Lining with the Nutrient of The Month: L-Glutamine

Indestructable Gut Lining with the Nutrient of The Month: L-Glutamine

By Amanda Miller MS, RN Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant

Even if you have absolutely no gut issues, you need to hear about the endless health benefits of l-glutamine and the substantial impact our Akasha Naturals product GI Align will have on your overall health!

L-glutamine is an amino acid, a building block of protein used by the body in large amounts by various biological processes. Of important note, regulating kidney and immune function, in the maintenance of the integrity ...

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SIBO 101

SIBO 101

By Maggie Ney, ND

Remember when the thought of bacteria in the gut would make you cringe with disgust. The current research about the importance of gut bacteria is prolific and exciting. We are now recognizing that there is a solid link between the gut microbiome and our mood, brain health, immune system, and hormones. But while bacteria are no longer seen as universally “bad”, more is definitely not better, and, where bacteria are found along our digestive system, plays ...

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3 Easy & Healthy Anti-Inflammatory Recipes for Summer

3 Easy & Healthy Anti-Inflammatory Recipes for Summer

By Amanda Miller, MS, RN

Here are 3 nutrient dense recipes that keep things fresh, light, and easy. Hit the local farmers market, grab your organic veggies, and let’s get cooking!

1. Easy Paleo Breakfast Scramble:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1⁄2 cup organic diced mushrooms
  • 2-3 cups organic spinach
  • 1-2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • Handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • 6 oz organic ground turkey
  • 1⁄2 organic avocado
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional to add 2-3 fresh cloves of garlicDirections:

Directions:

  1. In a large pan on medium heat, add Avocado oil and sauté mushrooms ...
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Nutrient of the Month: Secret to Glowing Skin? Vitamin A

Nutrient of the Month: Secret to Glowing Skin? Vitamin A

By Amanda Miller MS, RN Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant

Vitamin A packs a powerful punch when it comes to its benefits to the body. Working as both a powerful antioxidant and a fat soluble vitamin, Vitamin A takes the cake as a crucial nutrient for summer, and for any season for that matter!

Found in two forms in nature, Vitamin A either comes as its active form of retinol or its inactive form of beta carotene. Retinol is found mostly ...

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May Nutrient of the Month: Women’s Health Essential – Folate

May Nutrient of the Month: Women’s Health Essential – Folate

By: Amanda Miller MS, RN Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant

Anyone trying to promote women’s health, a healthy pregnancy, and a safe birth is probably confused by competing research regarding folic acid.

Unfortunately, research is never black and white and confusion can set in — even for trained researchers.The fortification of our food supply with folic acid in 1998 reduced spina bifida birth defects by 19 percent. Great! But some estimate it may have caused an additional 15,000 cancer deaths per year. ...

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Can Your Hormones Be Preventing You From Losing Weight?

Can Your Hormones Be Preventing You From Losing Weight?

Maggie Ney, ND

How frustrating is it to be eating well and exercising but not see a change in your body?  This is a very common experience among the women I see in my practice. Understanding weight loss and metabolism is so much more complex and interesting than calorie in and calorie out. When weight is stagnant, despite a healthy diet and exercise, it is essential to do a comprehensive review of your entire health so that all variables that affect metabolism ...

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Calcium Overload May Increase Your Risk for Heart Attack

Calcium Overload May Increase Your Risk for Heart Attack

 

By. Bren Boston, MD

Medical doctors monitor your health with both bone density scans and coronary artery calcium (CAC) score scans.  Have you wondered if the calcium supplements you take to prevent or treat osteoporosis might be depositing in the walls of your arteries?  If you have a family history of both heart disease and osteoporosis and feel confused as to whether you should take calcium supplements, then congratulations you are not alone!

Fortunately, there are reasonable and effective ways to ...

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Adaptogens Provide Relief for Daily Stress

Adaptogens Provide Relief for Daily Stress

 

By Dr Jean-Marc Sobczyk, MD ND

Want to know how to cope with daily stress? Let’s talk about Adaptogens!

Here is what the dictionary says about “Adaptogens”: a nontoxic substance and especially a plant extract that is held to increase the body’s ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning.

Using Adaptogenic herbs increases our resistance and resilience to stress, aids the body to adapt around a problem, avoiding deeper health ...

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Aging Gracefully Includes A Plan to Keep Lean Muscle

Aging Gracefully Includes A Plan to Keep Lean Muscle

 

By: Bren Boston, M.D.

The slippery slope of lean muscle loss begins at a younger age than you would guess. The medical term for age-related loss of lean muscle is sarcopenia, and it starts in our 30’s. Sarcopenia occurs at a rate of 3-5% per decade. Less muscle means less strength, less stability, and less dense bones, which all increase the risk for falls and fractures.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can fight against the loss of lean muscle ...

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