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Chana Masala

By Joanne Aponte, ND onOctober 14, 2021

Chana masala can be enjoyed as a stew on its own, or it can be delicious with brown or basmati rice or cauliflower rice for a low carb option.   Leftovers will keep covered in the refrigerator up to 4 days, or in the freezer up… Read More


Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

By Joanne Aponte, ND onOctober 14, 2021

These cookies are my daughter’s favorite! Delicious and a good source of protein and fiber.  These never last long in our house!! INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup unsweetened sunflower butter1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)2-3 tbsp honey2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted1 tsp. cinnamon1/4 tsp. Read More


Green Goddess Turkey Meatballs

By Sarah Axtell, ND onOctober 6, 2021

This recipe was inspired by the Green Goddess seasoning I recently picked up at Trader Joe’s. Serve with spaghetti squash and marinara. Or these make for a great protein on a salad with green goddess dressing. Consider doubling the recipe and… Read More


Purple Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Aioli

By Sarah Axtell, ND onOctober 3, 2021

Purple sweet potatoes are an excellent way to include a hefty dose of antioxidants in your diet. They are a dietary staple in Okinawa, Japan- a blue zone region where individuals have one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world.  Avocados are a… Read More


Superfood Spiced Salmon

By Sarah Axtell, ND onOctober 3, 2021

Evidence suggests that individuals that eat 1-2 servings of fish per week are more than 1/3 less likely to die of heart disease, our nation’s top killer. This Superfood Spiced Salmon recipe is not only heart healthy, but it is also supportive for your joints… Read More


Anti-Aging from the Inside Out

By lakesidend onSeptember 14, 2021

Anti-Aging from the Inside Out Virtual Workshop October 2nd, 11am Call 414-939-8748 to register or use this link To age well, we must eat well. Improve health, enhance beauty, and reverse the signs of aging with this nutrition workshop… Read More


Naturopathic Approach to Hormonal Acne

By Katarina Meister, ND onSeptember 10, 2021

You may know that acne forms from an overproduction of sebum and skin cells that block pores which causes inflammation and thus acne. But it is also important to discuss WHY this heppens. Today I am going to be doing a deep dive into the… Read More


Try This, Not That: Kid’s Drinks

By Katarina Meister, ND onSeptember 3, 2021

The amount of sugar-sweetened beverages your child drinks can add up quickly. Check out my post on why we need to pay better attention to the sugar content in our children here. Substituting these beverages with a healthy alternative can significantly decrease their overall weekly… Read More


Purple Teff Porridge

By Joanne Aponte, ND onAugust 12, 2021

A great breakfast option and alternative to oatmeal. Full of protein and fiber. Teff is a grain and a great alternative to wheat, gluten and oats. This recipe is from Clean Eating Magazine Ingredients 1 1/2 cups whole-grain teff1 cup Medjool dates, pitted… Read More


Cauliflower Fritters

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJuly 12, 2021

These cauliflower fritters are so easy and sure to be a family favorite. Eat them as a side for dinner or as a low carb alternative to hashbrowns for breakfast. My kids like to dip them in ketchup. I like to dip them in this… Read More


Melatonin- Not Just for Sleep

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJune 24, 2021

We classically think of melatonin as a trusty sleep-aid. And it is! But there are so many other benefits, notably improving ovarian function, supporting gut function, and acting as a potent antioxidant. Melatonin and the Reproductive System Melatonin is produced in the pineal gland… Read More


Ashwagandha for Your Brain

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJune 15, 2021

Ashwagandha is one of the most common herbs we recommend here at Lakeside. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for more than 3000 years to rejuvenate and revitalize the body. It is an adaptogenic herb, meaning it helps the body adapt by normalizing physiological… Read More


5 Best Herbs for Menopause

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJune 3, 2021

If you are a woman in your 40’s or 50’s and experiencing hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, low libido, and/or debilitating changes in your menstrual cycle…suffer no more! These changes are due to a drop in progesterone and estrogen, and this hormonal shift can… Read More


Quick Dal Makhani

By Joanne Aponte, ND onMay 31, 2021

Easy to make and delicious Indian spiced lentil stew. This recipe is from Cookie and Kate, one of my favorite websites for healthy vegetarian recipes. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil1 medium yellow onion, chopped3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger1 jalapeño pepper,… Read More


Super-Food Synergy: Optimal Food Pairings

By Sarah Axtell, ND onMay 21, 2021

You are what you eat…but you are also what you absorb! Below are easy food pairings that will improve your absorption of nutrients and enhance the effectiveness of antioxidants. Optimize your nutrition with these 5 easy food pairings. Plant-Based Iron and Vitamin C Spinach and… Read More


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Sarah Axtell, ND onMay 7, 2021

These are my kids’ favorite! I often double the recipe because they go quickly! They are relatively low in sugar and high in fiber thanks to the oats and ground flaxseeds. Ingredients: Dry Ingredients 1 cup oat flour (simply process gluten-free oats in your… Read More


Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (Gluten-free)

By Sarah Axtell, ND onMay 1, 2021

IN THE PRESS: This recipe was featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine in 2021. Crisps are often laden with sugar. This one is perfectly sweet without all of the refined sugar. It also contains ground seeds (because my kids don’t like them whole…my sneaky little… Read More


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



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