8 Reasons Your Probiotic Isn’t Working

Probiotics have become enormously popular, expected to reach $42 billion dollars in global sales this year. [1] This is due largely to our rapidly expanding knowledge of our microbiome and the impacts of gut bacteria on aspects of our health ranging from body composition, mood, genetic expression, immune response, and beyond. There is even a growing […]

Quercetin & Nettle Pops to Support Allergy-Prone Kids (5 recipes)

It’s that time of the year again when the antihistamine medications come out and tissues are always in arms reach for allergy-sufferers. Here in Connecticut the trees are budding, flowers are blooming, and there’s a thin yellow coating over the entire Farmington Valley. It seemed like a good time for us to come up with some recipes for popsicles that contain quercetin and nettles, both of which have been shown to support a more balanced immune response.

Garlic & Rosemary Pan-Roasted Salmon

This recipe is a staple in our house, often with slight variations here and there depending on whether we have fresh rosemary or other herbs we want to try. When I pick out my salmon I always go with wild-caught because it is a great source of omega-3s which are important for cardiovascular health, brain function, […]

Red Meat: Friend or Foe?

This post was originally published on Whole Health Wellness Center’s website. Historically, it has been accepted in the medical community that increased consumption of red meat increases all-cause mortality including cardiovascular disease and cancer (especially colon cancer). [1] However most of the studies that indicate such results often do not differentiate between processed and unprocessed meat or other […]

Hide Heaps of Veggies in These 3 Delicious Dinners

Garden Chili, Double Dose Veggie Pasta, and Tantalizing Turkey Loaf

Have picky eaters that won’t eat vegetables? Or struggle to get all the servings of veggies in you should for you or your family? Here are 3 recipes I go to frequently that are both veggie-packed and delicious. Try the Garden Chili, Double Dose Veggie Pasta, or Tantalizing Turkey Loaf if you’re looking for a new […]

Wine & Broccoli with a Side of Chemistry: Demystifying Sulfur-Based Allergies

This post was originally published on Whole Health Wellness Center’s website. Sulfa, sulfur, sulfites, and sulfates are often confused for apparent reasons. Each of these also have the potential to cause adverse reactions in certain people. If you’re allergic to sulfa drugs should you be worried about sulfites? Why are sulfites in wine? Are they in all wine? Can you […]

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Gluten & Beer PLUS Your Go-To List for Gluten-Free Beer

Have you been told that you should reduce your gluten intake, creating a serious conflict with your love of the sudsy amber nectar we call beer? For some, giving up their favorite beer is the worst part about going gluten-free. Due to the rise in awareness of celiac disease, more and more breweries are creating […]

Feast to Flourish: Using Evidence-Based Eating Habits to Stay on Track this Holiday Season

From plate size to not skipping meals, people are always sharing tips about how to not gorge yourself on the holiday feasts, but do they really work? Let’s dig a little deeper and see what the studies say. Although plate size may not matter, especially in some populations, there are some tricks that will keep you […]

9 People Who Are Changing the World

Want to change the world? Maybe your inspiration will be found in a common thread found in each of the speakers at the 2014 TEDx event at the University of Washington. Among them were a poetry-writing lawyer, a computer programming biologist, and an engineer setting out to tackle global poverty. As one might expect from any TED event, […]