Digestion

On the most basic level, digestion is the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food. The goal of digestion is to reduce food to molecules so small that the nutrients can be absorbed and used by all cells. There are three main ideas of Digestion 1. Digestion is a North to South process. It begins in …

Digestion Read More »

Foundations – Nutrient Dense Diet

Nutritional Therapy  Some of you may be wondering just what Nutritional Therapy is.  Nutritional Therapy centers on the idea that real health can be achieved through a holistic and bio-individual approach to nutritional and lifestyle. Diet, digestion, blood sugar regulation, essential fatty acids, minerals, and hydration are the six foundations of nutritional therapy.   *Bio-individuality is …

Foundations – Nutrient Dense Diet Read More »

Cortisol

How Chronic Elevated Cortisol Levels Affect the Endocrine System Cortisol is a steroid hormone that regulates a wide range of vital processes throughout the body, including metabolism and the immune response. It also has a very important role in helping the body respond to stress.  To get a little scientific; cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands …

Cortisol Read More »

Post-menopausal SHAKEdown

Proper nutrition changes somewhat after menopause because a woman tends to lose bone, connective tissue and muscle mass. The post-menopausal period may be accompanied by joint and muscle changes and some loss of strength, as well as cognition. After menopause, the decreased hormone levels associated with aging may affect a woman’s cognition, as well as …

Post-menopausal SHAKEdown Read More »

Roasted Beet Recipe

Beets are one of my favorite foods, especially when they are fresh from the garden.  Beets are chock full of nutrients, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and potassium to name a few. They are instrumental in helping to promote a healthy liver.    My favorite way to prepare beets is roasting them, although you can eat them …

Roasted Beet Recipe Read More »