Find A Dietitian Or Nutritionist Near You Badge
Everything You Need to Know About Inflammation

Everything You Need to Know About Inflammation

What is Inflammation? Inflammation is a process by which the body's white blood cells and immune system protect us from infection and disease. In response to injury or infection, inflammatory cells are activated and release chemical signals that promote repair and...

The Importance of Stomach Acid (HCL)

The Importance of Stomach Acid (HCL)

The Role of Stomach Acid Hydrochloric acid is a key component of the digestive system, and it plays an important role in the digestion of food. The stomach produces hydrochloric acid, which helps to break down food and make nutrients available for absorption....

6 Reasons to Avoid Dairy

6 Reasons to Avoid Dairy

Though dairy products are a staple in many diets, there are a number of health and environmental reasons to avoid them.  It is highly processed Dairy products are some of the most highly processed foods available. In order to extend their shelf life and preserve...

The Most Important “Vitamin” You Need, and Why

The Most Important “Vitamin” You Need, and Why

Did you know that around 40% of the US population is deficient in Vitamin D? Most of the population is aware of Vitamin D as the vitamin that comes from the sun or eating fatty fish. Although these things are true, Vitamin D plays a much more important role in our...

Probiotics: Food or Supplements?

Probiotics: Food or Supplements?

Probiotics are living organisms that can be beneficial to our health when they're obtained through food or supplements. Some “pros” include fighting off harmful bacteria in the gut, aiding digestion, boosting your immune system, and even reducing symptoms of anxiety!...

Lure Of Synthetic Vitamins

Lure Of Synthetic Vitamins

Most chemists believe synthetic vitamins are identical to natural vitamins. While the isolated factor of each may be identical, newer information challenges this belief. Man-made synthetic supplements are a combination of some of the separate factors, never the whole...

10 Things You Need to Know About The Gut Microbiome

10 Things You Need to Know About The Gut Microbiome

The bacteria in your gut is known as the gut microbiome. Believe it or not, your microbiome contains upwards of trillions of bacteria that are responsible for different tasks throughout the body. Your gut bacteria helps determine everything from your body type to your...

Pesticides in Produce: “Dirty Dozen” & “Clean Fifteen”

Pesticides in Produce: “Dirty Dozen” & “Clean Fifteen”

Organic produce is in high demand and that demand's been growing over the years. You might be wondering...why is that? People are on the hunt for organic produce for a variety of reasons, but one of the main reasons is pesticide exposure. Pesticides 101 Before I...

Top 5 Reasons to Ditch Chemicals From Your Life

Top 5 Reasons to Ditch Chemicals From Your Life

Have you ever picked up a bottle of your tried-and-true household cleaner or personal care product and looked at the label? Take a moment and go take a look. You might be surprised to find a laundry list of sketchy chemicals and other ingredients. These toxins can...

How to Fight Inflammation Naturally

How to Fight Inflammation Naturally

What is Inflammation? Inflammation is your immune system’s response to cell damage. In other words, it's your body’s natural defense mechanism. But how exactly does it protect your body? It does so by increasing blood flow and capillary dilatation, facilitating...

Why You Should Ditch Your Dryer Sheets (& How to Make Your Own)

Why You Should Ditch Your Dryer Sheets (& How to Make Your Own)

You might have grown up in a home that uses dryer sheets. Don't worry - we almost all did! It sounds like a good idea, right? Who wouldn't want their clothes to come out of the laundry soft, static-free, and smelling wonderful? Wrong. Fabric softeners and dryer sheets...

Let’s Talk Poop

Let’s Talk Poop

I poop, you poop, we all poop. But why are we even talking about poop? Why is the consistency of our stool (poop) important? It is one way to identify our overall general health. The shape and consistency of our stool (poop) can indicate possible digestive problems....

Is Your Gut Leaking?

Is Your Gut Leaking?

Let’s talk about Leaky Gut Syndrome What is Leaky Gut? Leaky gut is defined as a condition of increased intestinal permeability that allows particles such as pathogenic bacteria, undigested food molecules and larger proteins like gluten to pass into the blood stream. ...