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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Tick Bite: How To Safely Remove A Tick. What to Do Next.

Tick Bite: How To Safely Remove A Tick. What to Do Next.

By Jean-Marc Sobczyk, ND

Summer is here. Do you enjoy spending your time at the beach or prefer quieter places, hiking in nature far from the crowd?

Did you know that you could get infected with Lyme disease after a tick bite? Tick are natural carrier of the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease and infected tick can not only found in the North east but now in many states including California. 

Each year, approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to ...

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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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Summer Mindfulness

Summer Mindfulness

By Alicia Maher, MD

Ahhhh, summer. So many wonderful things that we look forward to all year. The kids are out of school and there’s more time for the unstructured and fun.

But sometimes a house full of people with unstructured time can also mean more noise and stress. When we start feeling stressed, there’s a quick, simple mindfulness practice that may help. This is a mental exercise to decrease the reactivity we have throughout the day. This one can even ...

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Infertility: Is it also a man’s responsibility to have himself checked?

Infertility:  Is it also a man’s  responsibility to have himself checked?

By Jean-Marc Sobczyk, MD ND

Should we consider testing Men for MTHFR mutations ? 

Why is it important and what is the function of the MTHFR enzyme? 
MTHFR (Methylene Tetra Hydro Folate Reductase) converts (contained in high amount in Dark Leafy Greens) into its active form, known as methylfolate. Methylfolate is then used to create news cells or repair the damaged ones, provides the material to make DNA , helps our body getting rid of toxins. 

When trying to conceive, it is crucial ...

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June Nutrient of the Month: Men’s Health Booster – Choline

June Nutrient of the Month: Men’s Health Booster – Choline

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

When thinking of essential nutrients for Men’s health, you would likely skip over this one – yet it is required for several important processes within the body, carried out hundreds of times every day.

I am talking about Choline, an essential micronutrient used in the process of methylation, used for nerve signaling, detoxification, and to create DNA.

Snapshot of Choline’s roles in the body:

  1. Cellular health​: builds phospholipids that give structure to cell membranes
  2. Brain ...
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The Gift of Being a Present Dad

The Gift of Being a Present Dad

“When a baby is born, so is a father.”

By Edison de Mello, MD, PHD

Being a dad is so much more than passing on genes to our offspring. It’s about compassion, patience, and careful listening. It is about being present.  And so, for this Father’s Day, I want to honor the people who taught me those invaluable skills: my kids. 

As we continue to evolve past the stereotype of the traditional meaning of fatherhood – breadwinner, strong, hardworking, man-of-the-house – we have come to understand ...

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Healthy Aging Men: Would You Like a Spot of T?

Healthy Aging Men: Would You Like a Spot of T?

By Bren Boston, MD

Aging in men does not carry the same taboo as it does for women.  There is not the same pressure to dye your gray hair and botox your wrinkles if you are a guy. But men have the same desire for longevityand prolonging the feeling of vitalityas women.  

Healthy aging requires a whole lifestyle approach:

  • Anti-inflammatory foods that promote cellular health 
  • Exercise to increase lean muscle mass
  • Stretching to maintain elasticity 
  • Stress reduction
  • Detoxification with healthy liver & kidneys
  • Avoiding environmental toxins
  • Mood boosting with meditation, mindfulness, and altruism

As ...

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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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Where’d My Brain Go?

Where’d My Brain Go?

By Bren Boston, MD

Many women who enter the transition into menopause will say, “I’m so frustrated!  I can’t remember the word that’s on the tip of my tongue, or where I left my keys!”

While some of this can be chalked up to the fact that women in mid-life are typically juggling their whole family’s schedules, to-do lists, and endless multitasking, a decline in estrogen also plays a role.

Our brains have estrogen (estradiol) receptors that mediate protection of our brain cells (neurons). The ...

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