Nutrition

Paving the way for a healthy cold and flu season in the midst of a pandemic

Paving the way for a healthy cold and flu season in the midst of a pandemic

This cold and flu season may seem even more unpredictable as we enter the fall and winter on the coattails of a global pandemic, thankfully many of the things we are already doing will help to prevent the viruses responsible for the common cold and flu.  I doubt anyone will disagree that fastidious hand washing,

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Build a healthy diet to support a strong immune system!

Build a healthy diet to support a strong immune system!

In the uncertain era of a pandemic, conflicting news and political unrest it’s important that we do what we can to maintain of physical and mental health. Taking control of our diets and building healthy immune systems is more important now than ever before! Healthy diets prevent chronic disease, obesity and other health concerns that

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Favorite Naturopathic Foods to Prevent Winter Illness

Dr. heather Krebsbach As a Naturopathic Doctor, I believe strongly in the healing power of nature. So as the cold and flu season approaches, there are many natural approaches to optimizing one’s immune system in order to get yourself ready for battles ahead. While sleep and stress management are fundamental to health, the foods we

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Organic Foods VS. Conventional Foods

For many years consumers have demanded and paid a premium for organic foods. Many believed that the food was somehow healthier than food produced with fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals.  Others paid for the premium because it meant fewer pesticides and herbicides on their food and in the environment. The European Commission, the executive body of

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Benefits of fermented foods

Fermenting is an ancient technique of food preservation. It also enhances the nutrition available in some of its nutrients and makes the food more digestible and easily absorbed. In fact, lactic acid fermentation converts carbohydrate sugars into cellular energy and lactate. The final products of the fermentation are full of vitamins, minerals, probiotics and enzymes.

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5 Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

As we have heard in recent years.  Vitamin D deficiency has become epidemic.  Many of don’t receive the daily allowances that provide from strong bones, healthy immune systems, and vital hearts.  It is important to spend sufficient unprotected time in the sun or supplement effectively. Here are 5 symptoms that may indicate you need more

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Eat More Chocolate!

The Power of Dark Chocolate Eating dark chocolate improves heart health, increases insulin sensitivity, and has anti-inflammatory properties.  Researchers have documented these benefits and are now exploring why these effects occur. Research participants ate between 8-20 grams of dark chocolate daily.  That is equal to two small squares.  It’s important to remember that the research

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4 Recipes To Replenish Your Electrolytes Naturally!

All of these juices can be easily made at home. The ingredients are designed to restore the electrolytes we lose during vigorous exercise. These juices are all natural. They contain none of the chemical additives, refined sugars or artificial colors and flavors found in commercial sport drinks. Celery, Apple & Lemon Juice – Celery provides several of the

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Electrolytes For Health and Fitness

Physiologically speaking, electrolytes are ions of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, hydrogen phosphate and hydrogen carbonate.  They are all essential to the proper functioning of our bodies.  Sodium is especially important and is involved in fluid balance and blood pressure regulation.  Muscles and nerves are electric tissues.  These tissues are regulated by the activity created

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Health Benefits of Curcumin

Curcumin For Your Health Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory with many beneficial secondary effects.  The research is so promising that Inner Gate Acupuncture has begun to carry highly potent and tightly regulated curcumin supplements. Curcumin is an organic compound found in turmeric.  However, turmeric is only about 3% curcumin by weight and is poorly absorbed in the digestive

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