Food is medicine and should be used as our medicine. What we fuel our bodies with will determine how our body runs and for optimal health we want optimal fuel!
Parents of children on a dairy-free diet often express concern that their child isn’t getting enough calcium. Here are some calcium-rich food options that can help increase your child’s calcium intake.
Many people struggle with digestive issues. Some of the most common symptoms include nausea, upset stomach, bloating, constipation, and reflux. The cause of these symptoms can be hard to pinpoint due to the complexity of the digestive track. Influences include stress levels, eating habits, and the natural processes that happen in the intestines. It is […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]