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Top 5 Herbs and Spices to Add to Your Daily Cooking

By Sarah Axtell, ND onFebruary 13, 2022

You likely have many of these “medicines” in your kitchen cabinet. Season your food liberally with these herbs and spices to not only deepen the flavor of your cuisine, but to also prevent chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, alzheimer’s and cancer. Here are… Read More


Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

By Joanne Aponte, ND onFebruary 6, 2022

This Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash is an all-in-one meal. This recipe is very versatile, so feel free to add your favorite ingredients and be creative! For example, try raw pumpkin seeds or walnuts instead of mushrooms. Or toss the quinoa with your favorite dressing. Read More


Green Detox Smoothie

By Sarah Axtell, ND onFebruary 3, 2022

The parsley and cilantro included in this smoothie are excellent detoxifiers; parsley works on the blood and kidneys, while cilantro cleans up the liver. Ingredients: Juice of ½ lemon12-16 ounces water1 cup kale or spinach¼ cup parsley¼ cup cilantro1 scoop plant-based protein powder1 TBSP almond… Read More


Best and Worst Foods for Blood Sugar

By Sarah Axtell, ND onFebruary 2, 2022

Eating foods high in refined carbohydrates and sugar can lead to a major spike in blood sugar. Your body then secretes insulin to address elevated blood sugar, which can then lead to a drop in blood sugar (this is termed “reactive hypoglycemia”). When levels drop,… Read More


The Wonders of FIBER- Why Fiber is Your Friend

By Sarah Axtell, ND onFebruary 1, 2022

It is estimated that our paleo ancestors got 100 grams of fiber daily from fruits and vegetables. Most Americans are only getting about 15 grams per day! Types of Fiber: Soluble Fiber– attracts water and turns to gel during digestion, slowing digestion… Read More


Sauteed Kale with Ginger Turmeric Dressing

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJanuary 30, 2022

Kale and cabbage are members of the cruciferous vegetable family. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in sulfur-containing compounds known as glucosinolates which support detoxification pathways and help prevent cancer, notably hormone-sensitive cancers such as breast cancer. Cruciferous vegetables help metabolize and balance hormones such as estrogen. Read More


Curried Chicken Salad

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJanuary 30, 2022

This Curried Chicken Salad makes for a perfect weekday lunch. Serve over salad greens or inside a lettuce wrap. I use Primal Kitchen mayo in this recipe because it is avocado oil-based rather than inflammatory canola oil. Avocado oil is a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Ingredients:… Read More



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