Nutrition Blog

GMOs – The Scary Truth

Why you need to switch to non GMO! In keeping with our most important goal of maintaining health and wellbeing through education, I would like share with you some frightening and alarming information about one of the food related issues we are facing today - the overwhelming prevalence of genetically modified foods (GMOs) that now dominate our marketplace. This topic is extensive, serious and highly political... So hold on to your hats! This one isn't going to be a "light read". First of all, what exactly is a GMO (Genetically ...
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healthy mayonnaise

Is there a healthy mayonnaise?

  On goes the endless debate over mayonnaise.  Is there really a healthy mayonniase, or not?  Well, before we give a definitive answer, let’s break it down. First off, let’s consider what mayo is made of. Besides vinegar and salt (possibly lemon juice and mustard), mayo is comprised mostly of just egg yolks and oil.  Vinegar, salt and the other minority ingredients pose no concern and exist in such small quantities that they are hardly worth a mention, so we’ll start with the eggs (yolks to be specific). In years ...
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Cooking Oils Decoded.

Oils, decoded! When it comes to cooking oils, the sheer number of choices out there are staggering.   Olive oil, grapeseed oil, nut oils, vegetable, sunflower, safflower, corn, peanut, soybean, avocado…… name just a few!   It’s truly overwhelming.  And, as I’ve come to learn, not all oils are created equal!  There are many criteria which determine whether or not an oil is “healthy” so I’m going to break it all down.  Here we go! Method of extraction. Cold pressed, expeller pressed, refined, semi-refined…. What does it all mean? What is good ...
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Superfoods 101 - What is a superfood?

Superfoods 101 – What is a “superfood”?

Superfoods 101 What is a “Superfood” really? Mostly, the term “superfood” refers to a food that boats an exceptionally high nutritional profile – either containing a vast array of heath boosting compounds, or having a notably high concentration of one powerhouse ingredient in particular.  These might include an impressive vitamin/mineral profile, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, omega fatty acids, adaptogens, or any other substance providing significant health boosting capabilities. It is important to note, however, that many of these foods still come with a not-so-insignificant calorie count, so moderation is still key ...
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