Nutrition Information

Essential Fatty Acids

Let’s talk Fats! I know, I know, the word that nobody wants to discuss and more importantly, we don’t understand fats.  I mean, fat makes you fat, right?  Wrong. Essential fatty acids, or EFAs, are fatty acids that humans and other animals must ingest because the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesize them. The term “essential …

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Blood Sugar Regulation

Blood sugar regulation is fundamental to life.  Our body’s innate intelligence continually monitors the amount of glucose in our bloodstream to maintain balance.  Too much or too little triggers the release of hormones to return glucose levels to normal. There are 4 big ideas for blood sugar regulation.  1.    There are three main organs involved in blood sugar …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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