Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family


Healthy Snacks for Kids (and the whole family!)

By Joanne Aponte, ND on September 10, 2017

Keys to building healthy snacks: Include all the 3 main food groups to make a complete wholesome snack or meal.   For example, avoid giving carbohydrate alone (crackers, cookies, cereal, pasta etc). All 3 food groups are needed to meet your child’s energy demands whether for… Read More

The Gut-Brain-Sleep Connection

By Sarah Axtell, ND on August 12, 2017

In addition to fiber and water, there are certain hormones that put the digestive process into motion, thus keeping you regular. These hormones run on a regular rhythm or bio-time. This is often referred to as the “gut clock.” Melatonin is a key hormone… Read More

Conquering Sugar Cravings

By Joanne Aponte, ND on July 24, 2017

Cravings for sugar can be pretty intense for people on special diets whether it is the Anti-candida diet, a weight loss diet or when switching to a paleo diet for example. There are several dietary principles that can help ease these cravings. While you must… Read More

The Trouble with Dairy: Beyond Lactose Intolerance

By Sarah Axtell, ND on July 21, 2017

One of the most common food sensitivities I see is dairy sensitivity, commonly causing brain fog, joint pain, digestive distress (gas, bloating, constipation), seasonal allergies and nasal congestion. This is different than lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance refers to the inability to digest the sugar… Read More

Turmeric Protein Drink

By Joanne Aponte, ND on June 26, 2017

Here is a yummy recipe for an anti-inflammatory protein drink. This is one of my favorites. It’s a great breakfast alternative or snack. Best part, it contains several of the most medicinal and anti-inflammatory spices – turmeric, ginger and cinnamon! 2 cups water or nut… Read More

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