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Why am I so bloated?

By Joanne Aponte, ND onSeptember 30, 2022

Are you struggling with a bloated belly? Perhaps your belly is distended, you can’t fit into your pants, or maybe you look pregnant towards the end of the day. This bloating can get so bad that your abdomen is hard. You might be in so… Read More


Soy – is it good or bad?

By Joanne Aponte, ND onSeptember 29, 2022

To cut to the chase, overall soy is good with many health benefits. It is a great addition to a healthy diet. But not all kinds of soy are good,  it depends on the source of soy and how you eat it. Good forms of… Read More


Crispy Baked Tofu

By Joanne Aponte, ND onSeptember 16, 2022

You can add this crispy baked tofu for a protein source in all sorts of meals or add to salads.  It goes great with Asian and Thai inspired meals. Ingredients:Firm or super firm tofu (buy organic)Olive oil cooking spray Preparation: Remove the tofu from… Read More


Tofu Scramble

By Joanne Aponte, ND onSeptember 12, 2022

Tofu is a great protein source and good alternative to eggs for breakfast. Give this tasty vegetarian breakfast recipe a try! Ingredients: 1 pound firm tofu1 tbsp of gluten free flour of choice1 tablespoon olive oil4-5 cups chopped mixed veggies (zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, onion,… Read More


Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese (Dairy Free)

By Joanne Aponte, ND onJune 15, 2022

Ingredients 12 ounces package small macaroni noodles cooked according to package directions (use gluten free noodles, if desired)1/2 cup reserved pasta cooking liquid or from the squash/onion…either one will work)1 1/2 cups peeled, cubed butternut squash1/2 large sweet onion peeled and chopped1/4 cup raw cashews1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard1/4 teaspoon garlic powder1/8 teaspoon black pepper1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika1/8 teaspoon turmeric1/8 teaspoon nutmeg1 tablespoon of mellow white miso (optional)… Read More


Importance of Bile – Keep it Flowing!

By Joanne Aponte, ND onApril 27, 2022

Bile is a substance made by the liver and then stored in the gallbladder. When we eat fat bile is released from the gallbladder. Bile’s main job is to help us absorb fat from our intestines, but it does not end there. Bile plays a very… Read More



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