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The Oral Microbiome: Healthy Mouth Healthy Body

By Joanne Aponte, ND onNovember 3, 2021

Residing in our mouths are a variety of organisms including bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa. These organisms make up our oral microbiome. Some of these organisms however, are disease causing and potential triggers of systemic illness, inflammation and immune dysregulation. An unhealthy oral microbiome in… Read More


Chana Masala

By Joanne Aponte, ND onOctober 14, 2021

Chana masala can be enjoyed as a stew on its own, or it can be delicious with brown or basmati rice or cauliflower rice for a low carb option.   Leftovers will keep covered in the refrigerator up to 4 days, or in the freezer up… Read More


Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

By Joanne Aponte, ND onOctober 14, 2021

These cookies are my daughter’s favorite! Delicious and a good source of protein and fiber.  These never last long in our house!! INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup unsweetened sunflower butter1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)2-3 tbsp honey2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted1 tsp. cinnamon1/4 tsp. Read More


Purple Teff Porridge

By Joanne Aponte, ND onAugust 12, 2021

A great breakfast option and alternative to oatmeal. Full of protein and fiber. Teff is a grain and a great alternative to wheat, gluten and oats. This recipe is from Clean Eating Magazine Ingredients 1 1/2 cups whole-grain teff1 cup Medjool dates, pitted… Read More



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