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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


Cleansing with the Seasons

By Joanne Aponte, ND on September 13, 2017

The changing season is the perfect time to cleanse and “wipe your slate clean” so to speak. Cleansing in the fall is helpful as the body prepares for the winter – a time of rest, energy conservation and turning inward. There is no doubt… 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


Healthy Snacks for Kids (and the whole family!)

By Joanne Aponte, ND on September 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


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


Conquering Sugar Cravings

By Joanne Aponte, ND on July 24, 2017

Cravings for sugar can be pretty intense for people on special diets whether it is the Anti-candida diet, a weight loss diet or when switching to a paleo diet for example. There are several dietary principles that can help ease these cravings. While you must… Read More



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