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Posts by Joanne Aponte, ND

Reduce Your Toxic Load

By Joanne Aponte, ND on April 17, 2019

There is no question, in today’s modern world, our bodies are exposed to many unnatural and potentially toxic compounds. This does not mean we are all doomed. Our body is remarkable and is designed to detoxify and rid itself of most of these potential toxins. Read More


Feed Your Gut Microbiome With Food

By Joanne Aponte, ND on March 19, 2019

Your gut microbiome is made up of all the micro-organisms (bacteria) that live in your digestive tract. There are likely 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than there are human cells! In other words, we are mostly bacteria (not human!). A majority of… Read More


Cleanse for the New Year

By Joanne Aponte, ND on January 9, 2019

The new year is the perfect time to cleanse and “wipe your slate clean” so to speak. It is a great way to start the year off right and make a big step forward in achieving whatever health goals you may have. There is… Read More


Meal Planning Tips and Guide

By Joanne Aponte, ND on January 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


Simple Stir Fry

By Joanne Aponte, ND on December 19, 2018

2 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 medium onion, minced 1 cup zucchini, sliced 3 large carrots, sliced 8 Cremini mushrooms, sliced 1 large green pepper, chopped 2 tbsp wheat free Tamari (Or coconut aminos) Sea salt and pepper to taste Add protein… Read More


One Pan Mexican Quinoa

By Joanne Aponte, ND on December 12, 2018

1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, minced 1 cup quinoa 1 cup vegetable broth 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed. (I like to add more beans!) 1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned… Read More


Spiced Lentil Soup

By Joanne Aponte, ND on December 12, 2018

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon curry powder ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 large can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained 1… Read More



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