Organic Sugar Body Scrub

  As a nutritionist, I’m normally cautioning people against sugar, but this is one use that I can fully endorse! I’ve made many batches of this super-easy-to-make scrub in the past, and my latest this morning was with peppermint –…

Safe Soil for Your Home-Grown Veggies

When we moved from our tiny New York City apartment out to the ‘burbs’ some nine years ago now, I rubbed my hands with glee. No longer was I constrained for veggie-growing locations (growing food was something I’d longed to…

Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS

Comparing the Oral and Colon Microbiomes-Abstract

Commentary From Cass Nelson-Dooley (Podcast on Oral Microbiome): This a great study about the Human Microbiome Project comparing microbes through ALL points of the GI tract. It revealed some interesting things about normal, healthy subjects. For instance, they have oral…

Almond Cups

Chocolate Almond Cups

You know what, these Chocolate Almond Cups are really good and super healthy. Use them for entertaining, a romantic soiree, or just keep them in the refrigerator for when you need a little treat.

Get Your Health on For the Fourth of July!

Following a healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to go without when it comes to Holidays! Here are some food-related ideas for celebrating Independence Day that will keep you true to your health goals. They are low-carb, anti-inflammatory, gluten-free, dairy-free…

Fabulous Fats

Most of us know by now that fats do not automatically make you fat (in fact, and as I’m sure you know, sugar is a bigger culprit, see our post about that here). It even looks like the USDA may…

Parfaits

Berry Coconut Parfaits

These tasty parfaits have all the decadence you could want but without any dairy! The coconut and berries make a super antioxidant and gut balancing team.

The Rash That Wouldn’t Quit

Clinicians, if you read anything today, read this: A case of total body contact dermatitis of unknown etiology, hives and dermatographism. Ellen found my practice after listening to a podcast I did on allergic disease with Dr. Amy Meyers for…

Potassium-The REAL Special K+

Did you know that LESS THAN 8% of the US population actually achieve adequate potassium intake? So outrageous. And on average, ALL ADULTS ingest a full 200% of our daily sodium requirement. We SHOULD be ingesting way more potassium than…

3 Essential Nutrients Gut Bugs Create for Us

Those gut microbes are one busy “organ!” Aside from honing our immune system, balancing our metabolism, protecting our gut lining, neutralizing pathogens, and helping our brain function, did you know that these little critters are also making nutrients for us…

Snack Balls

Nutty-Lemon Snack Balls

These tasty snack balls are handy for taking along with you on your day. They’re rich in proteins, nutrients, healthy fats and flavor to keep your taste buds satisfied, balance your blood sugar, fuel your brain cells and support your…

Zucchini-Banana Muffins

Gluten-Free Zucchini-Banana Muffins

It’s not long until we have an abundance of summer squash, but it’s always a good time to make zucchini-banana muffins! This recipe is suitable for an elimination diet or certain food sensitivities since it contains no gluten, dairy or…

Raspberry-Chia Jam

Raspberry-Chia Jam

This raspberry-chia jam is a good recipe to get in those amazing berry phytonutrients and omega-3 fatty acids from the chia seed. The combination can help reduce inflammation, improve detoxification and even balance hormones. This recipe uses only a fraction…