Using Food as a Targeted Approach to Better Health

Using Food as a Targeted Approach to Better Health Each one of us is a genetic makeup of both parents. As science continues to progress, it is becoming very clear that our genetics are not the determining factor for the quality of life you have. I prefer to use the term inherent weakness when speaking…

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The Synergy of Whole Foods

When you look at research and compare the analysis of antioxidants and other natural compounds found in food, all the true benefits come from the food in its most whole form. Most research on isolated supplements have shown them to be more negative on your health than positive. In the end, an isolated supplement is…

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Tips for a Holiday Gravlax

Tips for Making Easy Homemade Gravlax Gravlax has become the attainable luxury appetizer made at home with quality salmon.  Simply put, Gravlax is a Scandinavian salmon dish that is cold cured with salt and sugar, infused with fresh dill, and flavored with aromatics and spices.  Here are three tips for preparing gravlax at home and…

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Five Super Berries To Add To Your Diet

DNA in every single cell of your body is attacked 10,000 times by free radicals every day, according to the book, ‘The Antioxidant Miracle’. Free radicals are dangerous because they cause oxidative stress that contributes to a variety of illnesses. You need antioxidants to fight these free radicals to keep you healthy. In the Burlington area,…

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Aronia Berries Help Manage Glucose

Aronia Berry Anthocyanins Activate Insulin Release According to research, aronia berries have exceptionally high anthocyanin content1 Anthocyanins are the phytochemicals that give plants their bright colors. Fruits like aronia berries – whose anthocyanins provide deep blue, purple, or black hues – seem to be particularly beneficial for human health. The high anthocyanidin content of aronia…

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Globalization and Your Fruits and Veggies

Globalization and your fruits and veggies. In this great age of globalization we have at our fingertips exotic delicacies from all over the world. From pre-packaged foods, to fresh produce and cheeses, to meats; perishable products today are being produced on massive scales, then sent to every corner of the planet for consumption. How did…

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Importance of variety in your diet

Often in our search for a healthier self the first place we start to look at is the kinds of foods we consume. Are they too high in sugar? too many carbs? too much fat?  A word that keeps showing up is ‘variety’. What does this mean? What is the importance of variety in your…

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The Benefits of Frozen or Dried Berries

Why dried food? Is that a question you find yourself asking? Everyone knows the fresher the food the better. Right? True– the closer it is to its optimal fresh state the better.  However that means within hours of harvest which is almost impossible unless your picking the fruit yourself. As soon as berries are picked…

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Bilberries — A Diabetic Health Tool

by Karyn Michelle Wofford If you haven’t heard of a bilberry, it is a deep, dark blue cousin of cranberries, blueberries and huckleberries. This European super berry is known for its powerful anthocyanosides, an antioxidant responsible for the beautiful, robust (but very staining!) pigment of the fruit. Anthocyanosides also carry an impeccable ability to reduce…

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Wild Mountain Blue Huckleberries

The wild mountain blue huckleberry, or Vaccinium ovalifolium, is a true treasure of the Great Pacific Northwest. The stunning little blue berries are fit to be the crowning glory of any of Mother Natures golden tiaras. Not only are huckleberries a treat for the eyes, but when raw they have a delicious sweet- tart taste that will…

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