Anxiety and ADHD linked to low iron in children

Iron is an important mineral for brain development in babies and children. It is necessary for the production of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, which are essential for regulating mood. Additionally it is needed to help produce myelin in the brain, which acts as a conduction system for nerve firing. When iron stores are

Mindful Eating During a MindFULL Time

The holidays are here, and along with all the glory comes stressors, colds, and unsound dietary choices.  This post will discuss reminders on how to navigate the holiday dinner table. Refer to the previous blog post by my colleague Dr. Craig Fasullo to learn about the benefits of elderberry for those pesky colds. Hydration and

Nutrition: The importance of cooking methods and health

First we were told to avoid fat, then to count calories, then certain macromolecule ratios, and now the Internet tells us a little bit of everything. But I rarely hear the discussion of how you cook your food. My mentor always said- it’s the AGEs that age you, that is Advanced Glycation End products. These

Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

Cauliflower Buffalo Bites   With the super bowl soon approaching , looking for healthy game day ideas is a must! I tested this gluten and dairy free rendition of healthy wings and loved it! This is also a perfect recipe when hosting vegetarian/vegan pals!     Recipe: 2 medium heads of organic cauliflower, cut in

Endocrine Disruptors In The Kitchen - from the blog of Dr. Lauren Gouin

Endocrine Disruptors In The Kitchen

As our environment becomes more saturated with plastics, chemicals and toxins, our bodies are being challenged in ways that our ancestors’ chemistry never had to deal with. In particular our foods have become highly processed and come in contact with more synthetic materials than ever before. We are continuing to learn the consequences of our

Trusting The Body: Natural Detox - from the blog of Dr. Lauren Gouin, ND

Trusting The Body: Natural Detox

I recently did a series of lectures on Natural detoxifcation. For those of you not able to attend out in Simsbury, New Hartford or the other locations, I thought I’d give you a few thoughts and also a few links to sites that inspired this talk. I recently had the privilege to hear Dr.Jeffery Bland

Balance With Eating - from the blog of Dr. Lauren Gouin, ND

Balance With Eating

Often times in my practice I encounter patients with difficulty losing weight. They will start out the day with a great breakfast and have small meals every 2-3 hours there after…until dinner time. After dinner is probably one of the most dangerous times for overindulging and poor food choices. This happens for several reasons. Avoiding

Nutrition For Breastfeeding Mothers - from the blog of Dr. Lauren Gouin, ND

Nutrition for Breastfeeding Mothers

Good nutrition is one of the best gifts a parent can give their children. Expecting mothers often are mindful their nutrition in anticipation of their little one, but in the sleepless first months, nutrition can be a challenge. As baby’s needs are the center of attention, mom’s nutrition may be neglected. Countless studies have established

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