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5 Ways to Boost Serotonin Naturally

By Sarah Axtell, ND onApril 29, 2021

Low levels of serotonin can lead to depression, anxiety, PMS, pain, fatigue, binge eating, hot flashes, low sex drive, and IBS (constipation and/or diarrhea). The most common conventional treatment is antidepressants (such as SSRIs). But there are many natural ways to get your body making… Read More

Sweet and Spicy Maca Truffles

By Sarah Axtell, ND onApril 22, 2021

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

Brazil Nut “Parmesan” Crusted Halibut

By Sarah Axtell, ND onApril 22, 2021

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

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Green Goddess Dressing

By Sarah Axtell, ND onApril 22, 2021

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

Superfood Breakdown: Chlorophyll

By Sarah Axtell, ND onApril 22, 2021

Supplementing with liquid chlorophyll drops seems to be all the rage right now. Let’s unpack whether or not this “green blood of plants” is worth adding to your water. First, let’s discuss what it is and its health benefits. Chlorophyll is the pigment that… Read More

Supplement Spotlight – DIM

By Aidanne MacDonald-Milewski, ND onMarch 14, 2021

Did you know that when your body breaks down vegetables in the cruciferous family (i.e. broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc.) it produces a beneficial molecule known as diindolylmethane or DIM? DIM is a product of indol-3-carbonol metabolism and has many health benefits including detox support… Read More

Anti-Inflammatory Coconut Turmeric Bites

By Sarah Axtell, ND onMarch 1, 2021

These sweet and spicy energy bites are an easy way to incorporate more anti-inflammatory spices in your diet, such as ginger and turmeric. Coconut is also an all-star in this recipe. Coconut is rich in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which can promote ketone body… Read More

Shamrock Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Sarah Axtell, ND onFebruary 28, 2021

IN THE PRESS: This recipe was featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine in 2021. Ditch the artificial green food coloring this St Patrick’s Day! The combination of sunflower seeds (rich in chlorophyll) and baking soda in these cookies results in a natural green hue. Enjoy!… Read More

Delicata Squash Chips

By Sarah Axtell, ND onFebruary 18, 2021

Delicata squash is my favorite. The flesh is sweet and creamy. The skin is edible, making this squash particularly easy to prepare! And not to mention the health benefits…squash is full of gut-loving fiber and immune-supportive nutrients such as vitamin A and vitamin C. You… Read More

Another Reason Why Walnuts are My Favorite Nut

By Sarah Axtell, ND onFebruary 4, 2021

I have written on the health benefits of walnuts in the past (“Why You Should Be Eating Walnuts Daily“), and I just came across another study highlighting yet another health benefit of this super-nut: Gut health! This study published in the Journal of… Read More

Do I have Histamine Intolerance?

By Joanne Aponte, ND onJanuary 27, 2021

Histamine intolerance is when your body can no longer efficiently breakdown the chemical histamine. Symptoms of histamine intolerance are broad and many. Allergy like symptoms are common, such as runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, and hives. Symptoms can also affect other body systems and include:… Read More

Turmeric Roasted Detox Veggies

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJanuary 9, 2021

These vegetables can be prepared ahead of time for healthy meal prepping during the week. The turmeric lemon sauce gives the vegetables a nice anti-inflammatory zing! You can choose any vegetables to roast. The ones I chose in this recipe support liver detoxification. Ingredients: 1… Read More

Chocolate Walnut Smoothie

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJanuary 9, 2021

If you crave sugar, ditch the pastries and try this smoothie to satisfy your sweet tooth. Ingredients: 12 ounces unsweetened almond milk2 cups greens (kale or spinach)1 TBSP cacao powder1 TBSP walnuts1 TBSP ground flaxseeds1 scoop plant-based protein powder½ banana (optional) Instructions: Place all ingredients… Read More

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJanuary 9, 2021

These Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps make for an easy dinner the whole family will love. The almond butter sauce makes the ground chicken SO flavorful. Ingredients: 1 lb ground chicken (or ground turkey; or if you are vegetarian, tried chopped walnuts, organic tofu or… Read More

Holiday Ginger Snaps

By Aidanne MacDonald-Milewski, ND onDecember 23, 2020

Gluten free ✓ Dairy free ✓ Cane sugar free ✓ This old family recipe with a twist brings a warmth and spicy smells to my home each holiday season. Being iron rich and tangy, this cookie is the perfect addition to any holiday gathering or… Read More

Superfood Red Velvet Smoothie

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 10, 2020

IN THE PRESS: This recipe was featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine in 2021. This smoothie combines so many superfoods: beets, avocados, flax, and cacao. Beets and beet greens support liver detoxification and are an excellent source of antioxidants (thanks to the deep pigments). Beets… Read More

21-Day Detox Virtual Workshop

By lakesidend onDecember 6, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, holidays are here! With the holidays of course come overindulgence on sugar, flour, and alcohol which leads to that inevitable 5lb weight gain that the average American packs on this time of year. Not to mention the… Read More

Beet Hummus

By Sarah Axtell, ND onNovember 23, 2020

Beets are the ultimate food for your liver. Pair this hummus with raw veggies or Flackers (flaxseed cracker). This hummus is bean-free making it easy on digestion. If you can tolerate beans, however, feel free to add ½ can garbanzo beans for added protein. Ingredients:•… Read More

Baked Falafel

By Joanne Aponte, ND onNovember 13, 2020

Baking falafel is a great alternative to frying. I prefer to bake things because I am not good at watching the stove! I often burn things. This recipe requires just a bit of planning ahead as you need to soak the raw chickpeas overnight. The… Read More

Heart Healthy Chili Recipe

By Aidanne MacDonald-Milewski, ND onNovember 7, 2020

Fall is here and I love to fill my home with warming scents and comforting foods to compliment the change of season. This heart healthy chili recipe is one of my family’s staples this time of year. It combines a mix of fibers, plant-based… Read More

The Naturopathic Approach to Infertility

By Joanne Aponte, ND onOctober 29, 2020

Infertility rates amongst couples is on the rise unfortunately. If you are struggling to get pregnant, you are not alone! 1 in 8 couples in America seek some treatment for infertility. The naturopathic approach to infertility looks beyond your hormones and ovaries. We need to… Read More

Greek Turkey Burgers

By Sarah Axtell, ND onOctober 28, 2020

These Mediterranean-inspired turkey burgers make for a quick and easy protein for dinner. I serve them over salad or in lettuce wraps (skip the bun!). Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 lb organic ground turkey1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley (can also use fresh chopped basil)1/4 tsp garlic… Read More

Sweet Potato Toast with Avocado and Sauerkraut

By Sarah Axtell, ND onOctober 22, 2020

This is a healthy twist on an all time favorite- avocado toast. Ditch the bread and use sweet potatoes instead! Sweet potatoes can be sliced thinly and popped in your toaster just as you would bread. You can get creative with sweet potato toast….consider topping… Read More

Almond-Crusted Chicken

By Sarah Axtell, ND onOctober 18, 2020

Nutty almond flour, anti-inflammatory turmeric, and smoky paprika join forces to create a crispy breading for chicken- though you can also use it on fish or tofu. This dish is family-friendly. If you or your kids like chicken tenders, these will be a hit. Ingredients… Read More

No Bake Brownie Bites

By Sarah Axtell, ND onOctober 18, 2020

With just 5 ingredients, these no bake brownie bites are the perfect healthy treat. They are a great way to incorporate anti-inflammatory walnuts, thyroid-supportive brazil nuts, and magnesium-rich cacao powder in your diet. Ingredients 1 cup pitted… Read More

Tracking Transit Time

By Sarah Axtell, ND onOctober 15, 2020

Intestinal transit is the time it takes food to pass through the entire digestive tract. An optimal transit time is between 18-24 hours. A slow transit time is associated with constipation and increases the likelihood of bowel toxemia and dysbiosis. I find SIBO is… Read More

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Soup

By Sarah Axtell, ND onOctober 12, 2020

This recipe is reminiscent of a traditional African peanut stew. I add my own healthy twist by including turmeric and ginger, two anti-inflammatory super spices. It is perfect for a cool Fall evening. I double the recipe so I can freeze half for an easy… Read More

Superfood Pumpkin Smoothie

By Sarah Axtell, ND onOctober 8, 2020

I am a sucker for anything pumpkin- pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin soup, and yes, pumpkin smoothies! This Superfood Pumpkin Smoothie is reminiscent of pumpkin pie as it contains pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin of course, and coconut cream. The coconut cream… Read More

Roasted Italian Veggie Medley

By Joanne Aponte, ND onSeptember 22, 2020

Make these veggies ahead of time and use throughout the week. They keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy as a side dish or combine with quinoa. These taste great with quinoa, spaghetti quash, or zucchini noodles tossed in pesto! Click… Read More

The Truth About Quality

By Aidanne MacDonald-Milewski, ND onSeptember 18, 2020

When it comes to health food stores and supplement aisles, it is easy to quickly become overwhelmed with a myriad of options. Where do you start? Once you’ve found the vitamin you were looking for, which form is best? It’s hard as a consumer to… Read More

Collard Green Wraps

By Joanne Aponte, ND onSeptember 15, 2020

Collard greens are a great source of calcium and Vitamin K. Super alkalinizing and a great low carb wrap alternative. Try the recipe below or fill the collard wrap with your favorite fillings. Ingredients: 2 organic collard leaves, washed, dried and stems trimmed… Read More

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