Entries by Tru Foods Nutrition

I am a nutrition professional with a focus on mental health and gut health. I am also passionate about getting nutrition information out to the public so that others can take charge of their own health instead of living on meds. I help others who have tried the medical route and who are often are worse off because of it. Nutrition therapy has an individized approach and addresses root causes.

11 Herbs for Perimenopause and Menopause Symptom Relief

Herbs for Menopause and Perimenopause by Karen Brennan, MSW, CN, BCHN, Herbalist Around the age of 40 women begin perimenopause and the transition to menopause.  During this time levels of estrogen, progesterone and the androgens fluctuate.  Your body will spend… 0 Shares |

10 Benefits to Eating Millet

Millet:  10 Reasons to Add this “Grain” to your Diet By Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, Herbalist, BCHN ® What is Millet? It is a gluten free grain that is tiny in size and round and may be white, gray, yellow… 0 Shares |

12 Reasons to Add this Herb to Your Diet

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) 12 Reasons Why You Should Be Consuming It by Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, BCHN, Herbalist The underground portion of ginger is used.  The flesh of ginger may be white, yellow or red depending on the variety.  It… 0 Shares |

Gluten Free Diet and Dangers of Too Much Arsenic

By Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, BCHN, Herbalist You may opt to go gluten free for various health reasons.  Avoiding gluten means avoiding gluten containing grains which are wheat, rye, barley, and spelt (and oats if it does not say gluten… 0 Shares |

Why you Should Add this Tastey Booster Food, Nutritional Yeast, to Your Diet

By Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, BCHN®, Herbalist Nutritional Yeast: What is it? Nutritional Yeast is not a plant nor animal food but rather a fungus like mushrooms.  It is a good addition to a vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free and… 0 Shares |

Adaptogenic Herbs can help with Depression, Anxiety and Fatigue

Adaptogens for a Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue and Immune Support What are Adaptogens Adaptogenic herbs are herbs that allow the body to adjust to stress.  It essentially helps you resist the stress, whether it be physical or a biological response.… 0 Shares |

Saffron For Depression And Anxiety

Saffron for Moderate to Severe Depression (and anxiety too)   When thinking of herbs, I think most people think of St. John’s wort for depression. However, there is another herb that is starting to get attention and shows great promise.… 0 Shares |

Potato Diet. Should you Try it for Weight Loss?

The All Potato Diet: Should you Try it for Weight Loss By Karen Brennan, NC, MSW, BCHN®, Herbalist It seems like with another new year upon us, people make resolutions to lose weight.  Part of that resolution, it seems, is… 0 Shares |

Herbs for PMS

PMS Symptoms Every Month?  There is an herb for that!   I originally provided this article for a reporter wanting information on supplements and holistic remedies for PMS symptoms.  However, she did not use the information I provided as she… 0 Shares |

Myth: low fat is NOT healthy and does NOT prevent heart disease

Myth: A low-fat diet is healthy and prevents heart disease   People try to get their cholesterol levels down so they avoid cholesterol rich foods and high fat foods!  Wrong thing to do!  This may lower your cholesterol (see myth one… 0 Shares |