Cranberries

Thanksgiving is here and many of us will be incorporating cranberries into our traditional holiday meals. This nutritious berry rates very high in ORAC value which is an attempt to quantify the “total antioxidant capacity” of foods. It’s this antioxidant activity that naturally combats inflammation. Since Inflammation has been linked to just about every chronic illness […]

Eating with the Season

Fall is a time of transition and signals the coming of cooler weather. It is an important time to prepare the body for the cold months ahead by nourishing it deeply. This is especially true this year with our worries about the pandemic. You might also find as we transition into fall that you are […]

The Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be a great addition to your diet because they have several health benefits. They are a great source of nutrients such as protein, fiber and minerals that are hard to come by including copper, selenium, phosphorus, and a bit of iron, zinc, manganese, and magnesium. And they are tasty, too. Mushrooms are also […]

Do You Have A Produce Overabundance?

Gardening is at an all-time high this summer because of the pandemic. Many of you smartly decided to create veggie gardens. If you are new to gardening or just exuberant about growing plants, you might find yourself overwhelmed with too many veggies to consume on your own. One good way to deal with this is […]

Grilling — Keeping it Healthy

It used to be that we thought grilling was the cleanest and leanest way to cook meats as the fat drips away as the meat cooks. An added benefit in grilling is there is no need for added batter, heavy/sweet sauces or excess oils. It tastes great on its own. However, over the last decade […]

Create a COVID Victory Garden

I am finding regular trips to the grocery store to be super stressful. Last week I went to the store primarily to buy salad greens. It was upsetting because there were very few salad green choices left. I snagged a large container of arugula which I have been working on for the last week. Kind […]

5 Top Nutrients to Help your Immunity Thrive

During these challenging times, it only makes sense to do everything we can to protect our health and the health of our loved ones. Nutrition plays a pivotal role in bolstering your immune system. One of the most important things you can do right now is Tend to Your Gut to improve your microbiome. This […]

Craving more produce this winter?

Great local news for fresh produce During the winter months in the northeast, it’s challenging to find fresh local vegetables. If you are trying to eat healthy this can feel challenging. But there is some great news on the local front if you’re in the Monadnock region of NH! Starting on Friday, February 28th The […]

6 Great Reasons to Eat Apples

As the apple harvest moves into high gear, let’s take a look of the benefits of this seasonal food which is in abundant supply right now. Apples are a great source of antioxidants, flavonoids and fiber and have been praised as one of the top 10 healthy foods. Apples are a good source of quercetin […]

Spring Clean your Health

Spring is finally here! As the days get longer and the energy shifts, this is a great time of year to be thinking about creating more vitality in your life. Springtime always creates great momentum. Maybe you are interested in simple ways to detox every day or you might be ready to take on a […]

Create A Foolproof Plan for Healthy Eating

I find the #1 reason why people struggle with implementing a healthier diet is that they don’t spend a few minutes every week planning their meals. As a result, we get home after a crazy day at work with nothing in the fridge. How many times does that end up as a pizza or Chinese […]

Tasty Recipe Hacks to Spring into Health

Spring is right around the corner with the vernal equinox less than 3 weeks away. After a long cold icy winter of eating stews and heavy casseroles, you may feel like lightening things up a bit and doing some spring cleaning of your diet. As the days get longer and the weather gets better (fingers […]

Eating Heart Healthy the Mediterranean Way

Time and again the Mediterranean Diet earns high marks as a way of eating to prevent cardiovascular disease. Most recently, in 2018 the New England Journal of Medicine published a study which showed that people who ate a Mediterranean diet had a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease than people following a low-fat diet. This eating […]

Resolutions? Try Intentions

The first half of January has now gone by. Did you make your resolutions for 2019? Should you even bother? Does anyone stick to these resolutions? The truth is that most don’t, largely because of unrealistic expectations. Plus, too many people go it alone, or don’t have a clear vision, or haven’t anticipated the challenges […]

Mindful Eating over the Holidays

The holidays provide a dizzying array of influences that can set you up to fall into the spiral of unwanted weight gain, moodiness, brain fog, and exhaustion. The combination of stress, decreased levels of serotonin due to shorter days, consumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates, and reduction in your exercise program is a set-up for […]

Craving carbs as the days grow shorter?

As the temperature dips and the days get shorter it gets a little more challenging to eat a healthy diet. Have you noticed that you are craving more carbohydrates? This is not just you! With the decrease in light, we tend to eat more food, specifically carbohydrates—starches and sugars. Some scientists say that we consume […]