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Collagen for Joint and Skin Care

By Sarah Axtell, ND on April 19, 2018

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body. Production declines with age, leading to wrinkles, weak joint cartilage (osteoarthritis), saggy skin and cracked nails. To Protect Collagen: Minimize exposure to sun! Wear sunscreen and hats. Oral and topical use of antioxidants. Look for skin-care… Read More


Creamy Arugula Soup: Detox in a Bowl

By Sarah Axtell, ND on April 17, 2018

Arugula is a member of the super-food cruciferous vegetable family. Cruciferous vegetables (think broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and arugula) are among the healthiest vegetables thanks to their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and detoxifying properties. We typically think to eat arugula raw in salads, but it is delicious… Read More


Chocolate Collagen Protein Balls

By Sarah Axtell, ND on April 12, 2018

These make for a quick midday pick-me-up when you are craving something sweet. The collagen powder will help stabilize your blood sugar, keeping you full and energized all afternoon. And not to mention the collagen will do wonders for your hair, skin, and joints. Enjoy!… Read More


Tabouli Quinoa Salad

By Joanne Aponte, ND on March 16, 2018

Prepare this in advance for a quick lunch or dinner. Tastes great served cold. Servings: approx. 4 Gluten free, Vegan Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups vegetable broth or water 1 large (or 2 medium tomatoes), chopped small 1 cucumber, chopped 4 scallions chopped 2… Read More


Spinach Muffins

By Joanne Aponte, ND on March 2, 2018

A great way to eat more greens! This is one way I get more spinach into my family’s diet. These gluten free muffins are made with teff and almond flour and make a great nutritious breakfast or snack.   Dry ingredients: 1 ½ cups teff… Read More


Telomeres: Markers of Aging

By Sarah Axtell, ND on February 22, 2018

Telomeres are timekeepers in your cells. They are end caps of DNA strands that protect our genetic information. Picture the plastic ends of your shoelaces. In the same way, these plastic ends protect your shoelaces from fraying, telomeres protect genetic information. They allow cells… Read More


Adrenal Fatigue: The Road to Recovery

By Sarah Axtell, ND on February 21, 2018

The adrenal glands are the organs that sit just above the kidneys that regulate stress and energy patterns. The adrenal glands can become impaired after periods of prolonged stress, resulting in a deficiency of important hormones, such as cortisol. This is often referred to as… Read More



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