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How You Prep Your Veggies Can Boost Nutrients

How You Prep Your Veggies Can Boost Nutrients Did you know that how you prepare your vegetables determines how available the nutrients in them are to your body?  It’s true! This is due to the way sulforaphane is formed. But what is sulforaphane? Sulforaphane is a sulfur-rich compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, bok choy, […]

Is Calcium Supplementation Safe?

Is Calcium Supplementation Safe?  Did you know that 54 million U.S. adults age 50 and older have osteoporosis and bone loss? Women are more likely than men to experience bone loss. When a woman reaches menopause, she becomes at risk of developing osteoporosis due to the rapid bone loss during and about 5-10 years after menopause. Given this, many […]

How to Support Respiratory Health with Smoky Air

We’re living in a tough time, especially here in California where we are dealing with horrendous wildfires. But although the wildfires originated in California, the smoke has reached far and wide in the United States and the Pacific Ocean, so everyone must take precautions to protect our respiratory health. Why is wildfire smoke dangerous? Well, wildfire […]

Calendula: The Herb For Digestion, Immunity & More!

Hi there! Today I’d like to share with you how calendula is an all-around health-boosting herb. Well, calendula officinalis or the common pot marigold is appreciated not only for its bright beautiful addition to the garden but also because of its culinary and medicinal benefits. Calendula is native to the Mediterranean but is now found almost everywhere. Composed of bright […]

Phytate–Friend or Anti-Nutrient?

Hi there!This week, we’re going to talk about phytate or phytic acid and whether it’s healthful or harmful. Phytate is a unique natural compound found in seeds, nuts, grains, and legumes. This compound stores phosphorus.  Once the seed sprouts, that phosphorus is released and used by the young plant for survival.  Phytic acid has been labeled as an […]

7 Herbs and Spices that Boost Gut Health

Your gut microbiome plays an important role in keeping your immune system healthy as well as in managing your mood. Eating the right diet is essential for keeping the microorganisms that make up your microbiome healthy and happy. Foods that keep the gut lining intact and help in the proper movement of food through your […]

How to protect your cells & boost immunity!

Glutathione is your body’s master antioxidant and detoxifier of cells. This means glutathione prevents damage to your cells brought by free radicals (unstable molecules that damage healthy cells). Glutathione also boosts your immune system.  Having the right amount of glutathione helps protect you from disease and infection. Luckily, your body actually produces its own glutathione supply. Your cells produce glutathione […]

How to Manage Anxiety through Gut Health

It’s normal to become anxious when there is something you fear or when you face an unfamiliar situation (like this pandemic!). Your fight-or-flight response gets activated and so your breathing quickens and gets more shallow, your heart rate increases…these 2 reactions alone can lead to feeling anxious! While this anxiety response is normal every now and then, anxiety disorder is […]

Do You Know the Symptoms of Low Stomach Acid?

For many of you, the answer is no. Stomach acid or gastric juice is vital in digestion, particularly in breaking down proteins. An average adult produces 1.5 liters of stomach acid every day. But, as we grow older, our body tends to produce less stomach acid. Here are the results of several studies correlating age to decreased production of stomach acid: More than 30% of […]

How Gut Health & Weight Are Connected

How Gut Health & Weight Are Connected Maintaining a healthy level of muscle and body fat (which is what most of us actually want when we refer to our weight) is one of the most impactful toggles on your overall health, longevity, and medical expenses. In the U.S. alone, in the U.S., 2 out 3 people are either overweight or […]