nutrition

The Essential Thyroid Cookbook

I am thrilled to share with you The Essential Thyroid Cookbook: Over 100 Nourishing Recipes for Thriving with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s.  Two amazing nutrition experts have created this long-awaited, groundbreaking, and scientifically supported cookbook containing over 100 “food as medicine” recipes for those with Hashimoto’s (autoimmune hypothyroidism), and beyond that is the book outlines the… Read More

Spices to soothe the soul

There are five spices regarded as essential for great digestion in Ayurveda.  They are fennel, cumin, coriander, cardamom, and ginger.  These five spices in research studies have demonstrated the ability to: Increase bile flow Increase pancreatic enzyme activity Increase small intestine enzyme activity Decrease gas and bloating Increase fat and sugar metabolism Scavenge free radials… Read More

Why Soak Nuts

Why is soaking nuts, seeds, and grains recommended? Although it’s not commonly practice today, in times past it was.   Scientifically speaking, nuts, seeds, and grains contain phytates, lectins, tannins and enzyme inhibitors, which are known anti-nutrients.  Anti-nutrients are substances that bind with vital nutrients in the body, rendering them unavailable for biological use, which may… Read More

Diet

Diet Listen to your body

Does this word make you cringe and squirm?  Or perhaps you think, that is something I should do.  As someone who has read a ton of books on diet and nutrition, I am particularly enjoying Charles Eisenstin’s The Yoga of Eating.  It is like no other diet book I have ever read.   Charles writes… Read More

10 Tips to Improve Digestion

Digestion is considered the foundation of optimal health in both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Any issues of gas, bloating, constipation, reflux or heartburn that occur more than 25% of the time most likely indicates digestive issues. Improving digestion may result in weight loss, resolution of heartburn, gas and bloating issues, as well as improved… Read More

Glycemic Load

Perhaps you have heard of glycemic index (GI).  This is an indicator of how different foods affect our blood glucose (sugar) levels.  As glycemic index does not factor in the amount of food consumed, it may be misleading indicator.  Both quantity and quality of food consumed affects blood glucose. The glycemic load (GL) of a… Read More

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