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Posts by Sarah Axtell, ND

Butternut Squash Pesto with Macadamias

By Sarah Axtell, ND on November 5, 2017

Winter squash and pesto are my favorites and this recipe combines them! This dip has so much flavor. I like to put a dollop on my salad in place of dressing or top it over zucchini noodles or “zoodles.”  Or dip raw veggies in it… Read More


Boost Energy and Defy Aging with Mitochondrial Support

By Sarah Axtell, ND on November 3, 2017

Mitochondria are the power plants that keep our cells going and perform many of the functions that are vital to health. They are tiny compartments inside our cells that are in essence the “engine” to our lives. Functions of mitochrondria include: Detoxification– mitochondria detoxify… Read More


How to Choose a Fish Oil: EPA vs. DHA

By Sarah Axtell, ND on October 20, 2017

You’ve heard fish oil is healthy but confused on which one to take? Fish oil contains two omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Many fish oil varieties concentrate EPA over DHA or vice versa. Here are the indications: Indications for a Higher DHA Fish… Read More


Yellow Lentil Dahl with Ginger and Turmeric

By Sarah Axtell, ND on October 20, 2017

Dahl is an Indian lentil soup recipe. This dahl recipe makes for a warming, hearty Autumn meal. Diet is one of the most powerful ways you can reduce inflammation to thus reduce musculoskeletal pain, excess weight, headaches and also your risk of… Read More


The Dangers of Vegetable Oil

By Sarah Axtell, ND on September 12, 2017

You’ve likely heard vegetable oils are “heart-healthy” and that butter is bad. Here is why this is all wrong: 1. Inflammation Vegetable oils (canola, corn, soy, peanut, sunflower and safflower) used to be considered healthy, but they are in fact the most toxic cooking… Read More


Sauteed Beets, Carrots and Greens

By Sarah Axtell, ND on September 11, 2017

This veggie side dish is nourishing and cleansing. And it could not be easier! Enjoy! Sauteed Beets, Carrots and Greens ¼ cup coconut oil 1 small onion 2-3 cloves of garlic – pressed or finely chopped Bunch of beets (red… Read More


The Gut-Brain-Sleep Connection

By Sarah Axtell, ND on August 12, 2017

In addition to fiber and water, there are certain hormones that put the digestive process into motion, thus keeping you regular. These hormones run on a regular rhythm or bio-time. This is often referred to as the “gut clock.” Melatonin is a key hormone… Read More



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