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Quinoa Salad with Moroccan Pesto

By Sarah Axtell, ND onMarch 20, 2017

This pesto is like running a little cellular vacuum through the body to tidy everything up. The parsley and cilantro in particular are excellent detoxifiers; parsley works on the blood and kidneys, while cilantro cleans up the liver. Mint, cumin and paprika make this an… Read More

The Great Salt Debate

By Sarah Axtell, ND onMarch 19, 2017

Despite its bad press, salt is critical to maintain optimal health. Sodium is essential for many biological processes, including blood pressure control, transportation of nutrients in and out of cells, and the maintenance of proper nerve transmission. Here is what you should know about this… Read More

6 Ways to Boost Your Libido Naturally

By Sarah Axtell, ND onFebruary 25, 2017

Ladies, does your sex drive need a boost? If you’re like many people women, sex is the last thing on your mind after a long day. But of course we know sex is a vital component of a relationship- the ultimate connection. Without it, your… Read More

Red Curry Squash Soup with Bok Choy

By Sarah Axtell, ND onFebruary 17, 2017

IN THE PRESS: This recipe was featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine in 2021 This is one of the easiest soups you’ll make. Like most of my soups, I included turmeric and ginger- the two anti-inflammatory super-spices. Soups are a great vehicle to includes these… Read More

Why Acid-Reducing Medications are My Least Favorite Drugs

By Sarah Axtell, ND onFebruary 11, 2017

Antacids, H2 blockers and PPI’s (Proton pump inhibitors) are my least favorite medications. Nexium, Prilosec, Pepcid and Zantac are examples of these medications. Long-term use can come with serious side effects: Vitamin B12 Deficiency: B12 supports the mylein sheath around nerves that allows for… Read More

Rethinking the Pill

By Sarah Axtell, ND onFebruary 10, 2017

While it may seem like a “cure-all” to your hormonal woes, the pill does not come without side effects. Side effects include low libido, weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, brain fog, breast tenderness, and altered mood, such as depression and anxiety. If this isn’t… Read More

Spring Cleanse

By lakesidend onFebruary 6, 2017

When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm To register: visit the Upcoming Events & Workshops webpage Description: This nutrition workshop led by Sarah Axtell, ND encompasses a whole body, non-fasting approach to cleansing. We will boost immunity, decrease inflammation and support our most important… Read More

Beat The Winter Blues

By Joanne Aponte, ND onJanuary 27, 2017

Many people suffer from the winter blues or a type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Sunlight is essential for maintaining a healthy mood, so the darkness of the winter months can take its toll on us. Low mood can become even more severe as… Read More

New Year’s Cleanse: Nutrition and Detoxification Workshop

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJanuary 17, 2017

When: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm Description: This nutrition workshop led by Sarah Axtell, ND encompasses a whole-body, non-fasting approach to cleansing. Benefits include increased energy, weight loss, healthier skin, improved digestion. Cost: $50 plus the cost of professional-grade… Read More

8 Ways to Support Detoxification

By Joanne Aponte, ND onJanuary 15, 2017

It’s the new year and many of us are starting our diet and wondering “Should I do a cleanse?” A cleanse or detoxification is a great way to start with a clean slate, improve overall health and jump start a weight loss program. When it… Read More

Top Superfood Powders

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 29, 2016

Supercharge your smoothie with one of these superfood powders. The powdered version of these foods are easy to mix in smoothies, baked goods or oatmeal and are an efficient way to maximize your nutrition needs. They can also help boost your energy levels, support your… Read More

What Your Food Cravings Reveal About You

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 27, 2016

As a naturopathic doctor, I frequently ask people if they have any food cravings. Food cravings can reveal a lot about your health. Food cravings can be both emotionally based, but they can also tie into your physical health. Like physical symptoms, food cravings give… Read More

ADHD symptoms improved by an Elimination Diet

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 27, 2016

In this study 64% of children who followed an elimination diet for 4-9  weeks experienced significant improvement of ADHD symptoms and oppositional defiant disorder as compared with the control group. An elimination diet is a restrictive diet that eliminates allergenic foods. In this study, the… Read More

The 10 Modifiable Factors of Aging

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 27, 2016

The human life span has been documented to reach about  120 years, and the maximum life span is potentially 150 years or more. Those that reach ages over 100 have been found to lead active and productive lives. These people age more slowly and typically… Read More

Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 27, 2016

Both Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are becoming more prominent these days. This is likely due to over-consumption of wheat, which is now genetically modified to have a higher concentration of gluten. It also may be due to early introduction of wheat to an infant’s… Read More

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 27, 2016

This study highlights the importance of vitamin D and cancer, specifically breast cancer. Monitoring vitamin D levels and appropriate supplementation in breast cancer patients is a MUST. Supplement with vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), the most effective and bioavailable form of vitamin D. If you’ve never done so… Read More

Weight Loss- A Holistic Approach

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 27, 2016

Weight loss is a complex subject. No two individuals gain weight for the same reason and no two individuals lose it the same way. That is why an individualized approach is ideal. My approach to weight loss is not calorie counting nor is it implementing… Read More

Maca- A True Superfood

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 27, 2016

Maca is a plant native to the Andes, revered for its many nutritional and medicinal properties. Maca is a true super-food, for it is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, plant sterols, protein, and essential fatty acids. Both men and women can benefit from maca’s… Read More

The 4 R’s for Optimal Gut Health

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 27, 2016

Constipated? Bloated? Nauseated? Diarrhea? Gas? Fatigue? Feeling blah? Poor immunity? Eczema? Acne? Migraines? Do these words ring true to you? If so, your GI systems needs some attention. 60-90% of your immune system is concentrated in your gut mucosa. Trust your… Read More

Superfood Hot Cocoa

By Sarah Axtell, ND onDecember 12, 2016

There is nothing more comforting than a cup of hot cocoa on a cold, wintry day. Put down the Swiss Miss and swap it for this hot cocoa packed full of superfoods- cacao powder, coconut oil and raw honey. And as an added energy booster,… Read More

Soothing Seasonal Stress

By Joanne Aponte, ND onDecember 12, 2016

The holiday season is here, and with all its beauty and joy tends to come stress for many of us. There is the stress of “so much to do” and the stress that comes with busy schedules and the expense of gift giving. Here are… Read More

Why Weights?

By lakesidend onNovember 21, 2016

It’s no secret that resistance training is an important part of any exercise regimen for health and fitness. The question in most of our minds is, why? Here are a few reasons why sprinkling occasional weight training exercises into your routine will improve… Read More

Fibromyalgia, A Natural Approach

By Sarah Axtell, ND onNovember 20, 2016

Fibromyalgia is theorized to be an unusually strong response by the nervous system to physical and/or emotional trauma. Traumatic events, such as a car accident, work-related injury, surgery, physical or emotional abuse, can lead to a heightened and prolonged pain response to stimuli, such as… Read More

Peanut Butter Avocado Smoothie

By Sarah Axtell, ND onNovember 18, 2016

Think beyond guacamole! The uses for avocado are endless. I’ve made it into chocolate mousse, and I frequently add it to smoothies to make it extra creamy and filling. This smoothie contains not only avocado but also peanut butter. The good fat content… Read More

Buckwheat Pie with Kale and Mushrooms

By Sarah Axtell, ND onNovember 11, 2016

Buckwheat is rich in minerals (particularly magnesium), vitamins, and antioxidants. In fact, when compared to quinoa, buckwheat has almost 10 times more antioxidants. Like quinoa, buckwheat is not actually a true grain, but it is a seed rich in protein. Buckwheat is considered… Read More

Melatonin: Not Just for Sleep

By Diana Milling onNovember 6, 2016

Many of you are likely familiar with melatonin and its usefulness to help with insomnia or other sleep issues. Research is proving it may a play a significant role in other ailments we frequently hear about: cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, Parkinson’s, GERD, migraine headaches, tinnitus,… Read More

Natural Solutions for PCOS: Options Beyond the Pill

By Sarah Axtell, ND onOctober 14, 2016

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a whole body condition, not just limited to the ovaries. Many women are affected with this condition and can result in a wide variety of not-so-pleasant symptoms, such as male-pattern hair growth, acne and even infertility. While these symptoms can… Read More

Nourishing Your Microbiome

By Sarah Axtell, ND onSeptember 14, 2016

IN THE PRESS: This article was featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine in 2016. We have ten times more bacterial cells in our body than we do human cells. These microorganisms cover us head to toe and are major players in our current and future… Read More

Which Probiotic is Right for You?

By Diana Milling onSeptember 14, 2016

Choosing between the numerous brands of probiotics available on the market can certainly be overwhelming and at times, confusing.  It’s important to have some basic knowledge about the various benefits and qualities of probiotics before making the best selection for you or your… Read More

Guide to Choosing A High Quality Probiotic

By Diana Milling onSeptember 14, 2016

When it comes to choosing the best probiotic for a specific ailment you may be facing, it’s important to note that there are many different strains and types of probiotics.  Just like any other medication or supplement, one type of probiotic may… Read More

Good bugs: Top reasons why you need to take a probiotic

By Diana Milling onSeptember 14, 2016

The majority of bacteria inhabiting our bodies outnumber our human cells by approximately 10 to 1. It is crucial to maintain this microbial balance within our systems.  When this delicate balance becomes disrupted, many of our biological systems are affected.  Unfortunately, this disruption… Read More

Fight Inflammation with Food

By Sarah Axtell, ND onSeptember 10, 2016

Inflammation is a healthy immune response to bacteria, viruses, and injuries. In an acute situation, such as a sprained ankle, inflammation is an important healing process. If left unchecked, however, inflammation can lead to chronic pain and swelling and even chronic diseases, such as… Read More

Kale Salad with Green Tahini Dressing

By Sarah Axtell, ND onSeptember 10, 2016

IN THE PRESS: This recipe was featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine in 2021 Sometimes you just need a creamy dressing. Oil and vinegar gets boring so this is where tahini comes in. Tahini is sesame seed butter (often a main ingredient in hummus). Tahini… Read More

Spiced Purple Cabbage Stir-Fry with Walnuts

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJuly 17, 2016

I created this recipe on a whim- you know, one of those “How can I get rid of the remaining items in my fridge” recipes. And it turned out to be so delicious and especially aesthetically pleasing. I love purple cabbage because it contains anthocyanins,… Read More

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJuly 9, 2016

If I could only use one herb for the rest of my life, it would be turmeric. It really is a “cure-all.” Turmeric is the spice that gives Indian curry it’s yellow hue. The active ingredient is curcumin, which has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Read More

Boswellia Serrata

By Diana Milling onJune 22, 2016

Boswellia, commonly known as Indian Frankincense, is an ayurvedic herb derived from trees of the Sapindales order. The bark of the plant is generally used, specifically the gum resin, which is known for its sweet, citrus, balsamic fresh aroma with a hint of spice.  The… Read More

Quick Collard Greens with Coconut Peanut Sauce

By Sarah Axtell, ND onJune 6, 2016

Ingredients- Quick Collard Greens 1 large bunch of collards 2 tsps salt Ingredients- Coconut Peanut Sauce 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tsps maple syrup 2 tsps tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) 1 tbsp brown rice vinegar 2 tsps grated fresh ginger 1 can coconut… Read More


By Sarah Axtell, ND onJune 6, 2016

Why not add broccoli to your favorite guac recipe? Broccoli is part of the cruciferous vegetable family and contains potent anti-cancer compounds. It is also a powerful detoxifying food. The fat in the avocados helps with the absorption of many of the vitamins and minerals… Read More

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