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5 Signs of Liver Dysfunction and What to Do About It

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 22, 2022

There’s no doubt that we live in a toxic environment. Chemicals are found in house-hold cleaners, pesticides and fungicides, tap water, car exhaust fumes, pharmaceuticals, beauty products, and cigarette smoke. This places an incredible burden on our bodies, especially the liver, our main organ of… Read More


How Seed Cycling Supports A Better Period

By Katarina Meister, ND onDecember 21, 2022

Estrogen dominance is the most common hormone imbalance in perimenopausal women that I see in my practice. Different factors that can influence your hormones include stress, nutrition, sleep, activity level, body weight, pharmaceuticals, and exposure to… Read More


Seed Cycling Energy Bites

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 20, 2022

I am a big fan of seed (and oil) cycling for women to balance hormones using “food as medicine.” Here are some previous posts if you have not yet heard of seed cycling: Dr. Axtell explains seed cycling… Read More


Easy Potsticker Recipe With Greens

By Katarina Meister, ND onDecember 20, 2022

Quick and easy meals shouldn’t come at the expense of your health. Most of us know that processed and fast foods are riddled of nutrients and can lead to poor health, one example is a magnesium deficiency. With that said, if that… Read More


Brazil Nut “Parmesan” Crusted Halibut

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 14, 2022

This Brazil nut “parmesan” makes for a delicious crispy crust for fish, chicken, or tofu. The brazil nuts are an excellent source of selenium, which is “food for your thyroid.” The nutritional yeast has a savory, cheesy flavor and is a good source of energizing-B12. Read More


Sweet and Spicy Maca Truffles

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 14, 2022

Maca is a plant native to the Andes, revered for its many nutritional and medicinal properties. Maca is a true superfood, for it is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, plant sterols, protein, and essential fatty acids. Maca provides support for hot flashes, vaginal dryness,… Read More


Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Green Goddess Dressing

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 14, 2022

Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts, shift the metabolism of estrogen, reducing the cancer-promoting potency of estrogen.   Cruciferous vegetables contain Indole-3-carbinol which turns into Diindolylmethane (DIM). DIM is an enzyme that helps to clear excess estrogen out of circulation properly… Read More


Gut Reset Workshop by Dr. Katarina Meister

By Katarina Meister, ND onDecember 12, 2022

Gut Reset Workshop by Dr. Katarina Meister video recording and booklet with recipes and health handouts is available now. From your nervous and immune systems to your mental health and digestive function, a healthy gut plays a pivotal role in your overall well-being. Read More


Castor Oil Packs for your Liver

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 9, 2022

The external use of castor oil supports the body’s detoxification and elimination functions, enhances liver metabolism, balances the immune system, and improves lymphatic circulation.  The castor oil pack costs next to nothing, only asking a bit of your time and your openness to its detoxification… Read More


The Top Mineral Deficiency: Magnesium

By Katarina Meister, ND onDecember 9, 2022

“Magnesium deficiency is rampant and one of the leading causes of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease and early mortality around the globe, and should be considered a public health crisis.”[i] Magnesium is essential for your mitochondria to function and create… Read More


Period problems? No it’s NOT “Normal”

By Joanne Aponte, ND onDecember 8, 2022

So often women are told it’s “Normal” to have period problems. Just live with it and take birth control. Frequent periods, skipping periods, heavy bleeding, terrible PMS before your period or pain with your period that keeps you home in bed – these things are… Read More


What is Integrative Primary Care?

By Mackenzie Prentice, DNP, APNP onDecember 7, 2022

Integrative Primary Care describes an approach to prevention, wellness and disease management that emphasizes getting a patient to their optimal state of being. This means integrating different forms of treatment that both the patient and provider decides is best. During my initial visit with patients I often… Read More


Gluten Sensitivity versus Celiac Disease

By Joanne Aponte, ND onDecember 6, 2022

Even if you do not have Celiac disease you could still be gluten sensitive and you could still feel much better on a gluten free diet. What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that occurs in genetically predisposed individuals in which the… Read More


It Starts With Sugar

By Katarina Meister, ND onNovember 30, 2022

The holiday season can come with many cherished memories surrounding food, notably sweets! Food is indeed a way for us to connect with loved ones. Food can also be the source of our healing but also what ails us. Obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes… Read More


Supplement Spotlight: Lion’s Mane for your Brain

By Sarah Axtell, ND onNovember 26, 2022

This one is for your brain! Studies show Lion’s mane, a type of mushroom, significantly improves scores on cognitive function scales. It also boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is like “miracle grow for the brain.” In addition, lion’s mane has been shown to be… Read More


Rutabaga Shepherd’s Pie

By Katarina Meister, ND onOctober 25, 2022

Enjoying your fall favorites doesn’t have to come at the expense of dysregulated blood sugar! Try one of my favorites- Rutabaga Shepherd’s Pie. You might be wondering, “Why Rutabaga?” Compared to potatoes, rutabagas are lower in total carbohydrates and higher in fiber. This means it… Read More


Eat Well, Feel Well Through the Holidays

By lakesidend onOctober 18, 2022

Healthy doesn’t have to be hard and can taste good too. Love stuffing? You’ve got it. Pumpkin Pie your thing? We’ve got a healthy version. No sugar, no garbage, all good-for-you ingredients in our recipes.  Learn techniques for eating well and feeling well during this season of… Read More


All About The Liver & Signs You Need a Detox!

By Katarina Meister, ND onOctober 12, 2022

The liver is the 2nd largest organ in the body! It performs over 500 functions and is one of our main organs of detoxification. The liver is responsible for detoxing drugs, alcohol, fatty acids, steroid hormones, ammonia, environmental toxins and allergens. Toxins are ubiquitous- from… Read More


Which Magnesium is Best for You?

By Sarah Axtell, ND onOctober 10, 2022

Magnesium is the top nutrient deficiency among Americans. It is a natural muscle relaxant. It relaxes our skeletal muscles, providing relief from headaches, muscle pain, cramps and tremors. Magnesium also relaxes our muscles lining our intestines and can draw water into the intestines, providing for… Read More


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


The Basics of CBD 

By Katarina Meister, ND onSeptember 28, 2022

CBD (cannabidiol) is a phyto-cannabinoid, a plant cannabinoid that supports our internal endocannabinoid system (ECS). I frequently get asked, “Are hemp and marijuana the same?” The answer is NO, but they are derived from the same plant Cannabis sativa. To be considered hemp, the amount… Read More


How to Optimize Thyroid Function

By Mackenzie Prentice, DNP, APNP onSeptember 22, 2022

The thyroid gland plays an important role in regulating our body’s metabolic function. Thyroid hormones help the body use energy appropriately, which can regulate body temperature and manage weight. Thyroid hormones also provide energy for proper functioning of the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs. Read More


5 Reasons to Eat Tahini

By Sarah Axtell, ND onSeptember 20, 2022

Tahini (or sesame seed paste) is one of the most nutrient dense foods. Here are 5 reasons to include tahini as part of your diet: Sesame seeds/tahini are a good source of protein– 20% protein by weight.Tahini also helps to stabilize blood sugar thanks to… Read More


Herbal Spotlight: EHB by Integrative Therapeutics

By Katarina Meister, ND onSeptember 18, 2022

One of our most commonly recommended immune supportive supplements at Lakeside is EHB. EHB stands for “Echinacea, Hydrastis, and Berberine.” This supplement contains antiviral and antibacterial herbs along with immune supportive micronutrients. It is indicated for colds and flu. EHB also helps to reduce a fever… 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


Modern Influences On Your Microbiome

By Katarina Meister, ND onSeptember 13, 2022

The gut microbiota maintains various functions vital to living a healthy life. A person’s microbiota is unique and specific to their lifestyle, environment, and nutrition choices.[i] The colonization of a newborn’s gastrointestinal tract is complete around the first week of life, but the… 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


High Fiber Foods Reduce Cancer Risk

By Sarah Axtell, ND onAugust 30, 2022

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, high fiber foods may reduce cancer risk. Here is why: High fiber foods are generally low-calorie and keep you full, thus resulting in a healthy body weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important… Read More


Mushroom Cacao Immunity Smoothie

By Sarah Axtell, ND onAugust 25, 2022

A supercharged brain-boosting mushroom smoothie to keep you focused and energized Mushrooms are a functional food. Functional foods are foods that go well beyond simply providing calories and good nutrition. They have disease-fighting properties. In other words, they are medicinal, which we get pretty excited… Read More


Mushrooms as Functional Foods

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJuly 25, 2022

Mushrooms are a prime example of a functional food. Functional foods are foods that go well beyond simply providing calories and good nutrition. They have disease-fighting properties. In other words, they are medicinal, which we get pretty excited about here at Lakeside! Mushrooms have a… Read More


PCOS: Insulin Resistance Of The Ovaries

By Katarina Meister, ND onJuly 1, 2022

PCOS has a unique footprint for each individual that suffers from this hormone imbalance.Symptoms can range from impaired fertility, lack of menstruation, irregular menstruation,masculine pattern hair growth or loss, anger/irritation/mood swings, and cystic acne.Additionally, women can struggle with obesity, weight loss resistance, and type II… Read More


Curry Quinoa Rainbow Salad

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJune 24, 2022

This quinoa salad has so much flavor! And it couldn’t be easier! Gut Health Tip: Sometimes quinoa can be difficult to digest, resulting in bloating. Soak your quinoa in water and 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar for at least an hour (I often soak… Read More


Enhancing Sleep in Menopause 

By Katarina Meister, ND onJune 20, 2022

A good night’s sleep is one of our main pillars of health. Insomnia during perimenopause and menopause can lead to many issues such as fatigue and weight gain. There are several factors that can lead to sleep difficulties during this hormonal transition, such as hormone… Read More



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