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Healthy Snacks for Kids (and the whole family!)

By Joanne Aponte, ND onSeptember 10, 2017

Keys to building healthy snacks: Include all the 3 main food groups to make a complete wholesome snack or meal.   For example, avoid giving carbohydrate alone (crackers, cookies, cereal, pasta etc). All 3 food groups are needed to meet your child’s energy demands whether for… Read More


Top 8 Power Snacks

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJuly 16, 2014

My brother called me and wanted to know some healthy snack ideas ideal for people on-the-go and for the not-so-skilled in the kitchen. So here ya have it- power snacks appropriate for all ages and all lifestyles. A healthy snack always includes protein. This will… Read More


Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Green Goddess Dressing

By Sarah Axtell, ND onApril 22, 2021

Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts, shift the metabolism of estrogen, reducing the cancer-promoting potency of estrogen.   Cruciferous vegetables contain Indole-3-carbinol which turns into Diindolylmethane (DIM). DIM is an enzyme that helps to clear excess estrogen out of circulation properly… Read More


Meal Planning Tips and Guide

By Joanne Aponte, ND onJanuary 9, 2019

  When it comes to eating healthfully, it all takes planning, time and more cooking at home. I have not found any way around this. But there are ways to to make it easier and reduce the time you have to spend on planning and… Read More


Eat Alkaline Foods for Better Health

By Joanne Aponte, ND onNovember 28, 2018

Alkaline foods boost your immune system, reduce inflammation and are chock full of anti-aging anti-oxidants. Many of our diets are too high in acidic foods and are not balanced with the health promoting alkaline foods.  One thing you can do to promote better health is to… Read More



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