Tag: Whole grains

10 Benefits to Eating Millet

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 | | Posted in Food, Health, Nutrition
Put Down the Breakfast Cereal & Learn to Soak

Put Down the Breakfast Cereal & Learn to Soak

Why Soak Grains? You can soak grains before cooking or baking them. Soaking grains (and nuts, seeds, and legumes) helps to neutralize phytic acid, an anti-nutrient, present in them. Phytic acid blocks the absorption of critical vitamins and minerals (phosphorus,… 0 Shares | | Posted in Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss
Ten cancer fighting foods that will improve your diet and your health

Ten cancer fighting foods that will improve your diet and your health

Cancer has had a major impact in the U.S. and across the world.  In 2016, it is estimated that 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. and 595,690 people will die from the disease. (1) In… 0 Shares | | Posted in Nutrition
Mediterranean diet improves cognition, protects brain and heart, and reduces risk of type 2 diabetes by 52%!

Mediterranean diet improves cognition, protects brain and heart, and reduces risk of type 2 diabetes by 52%!

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. (1) There are very few cases of heart disease in countries of the Mediterranean.  Researchers believe that their healthy diet is the main reason for their low… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, Food, Health, Health, Medicine, News, Nutrition, Nutritional Medicine
Why Giving Up on Gluten Doesn’t Necessarily Make You Healthy

Why Giving Up on Gluten Doesn’t Necessarily Make You Healthy

We are today exposed to a barrage of information regarding the harmful effects or the benefits of the foods we consume. This further adds to our perplexity about whether or not to consume a certain food item. Oftentimes, our decisions… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, Food, Health, Nutrition
Culinary Rx: Whole Grains as Effective as Medication for High Blood Pressure

Culinary Rx: Whole Grains as Effective as Medication for High Blood Pressure

The BMJ (British Medical Journal) published a review of 147 studies on the use of high blood pressure medication in high risk individuals. The review showed that on average, the medications resulted in a decrease in the risk of heart… 0 Shares | | Posted in Health, Nutrition, Nutritional Medicine, Pharmaceuticals
5 Top Foods to Boost Fertility

5 Top Foods to Boost Fertility

Acupuncture, Chinese nutrition, and herbal therapy are all beneficial for boosting fertility. As board certified acupuncturists and herbalists, we encounter many patients who are trying to get pregnant, but are experiencing some difficulty. Our theories on nutrition can be quite… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, Health, Medicine, Nutritional Medicine
Let Food Be Your Medicine? Part 2 Whole Grains Naturally Gluten Free

Let Food Be Your Medicine? Part 2 Whole Grains Naturally Gluten Free

In my last blog post I discussed the Hippocratic Theory of letting food be medicine for the body. I also focused in on various fruits and vegetables showing the array of vitamins and minerals that naturally occur which our bodies… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, GMOs, Health, Health, Holistic Medicine, Home, Nutrition, Nutritional Medicine, Recipes, Water
Kids, Cancer and Gluten Free: Ethan’s Story Part 2 “Hello! this is your body talking!”

Kids, Cancer and Gluten Free: Ethan’s Story Part 2 “Hello! this is your body talking!”

In the first part of Ethan’s story I shared the discovery of how his cravings for certain things were the tip off his body needed certain vitamins and minerals. The initial discovery revealed he needed high doses of vitamin C… 0 Shares | | Posted in Health, Nutrition
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Top 5 Foods to Help Fight Lung Cancer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Top 5 Foods to Help Fight Lung Cancer

Please help spread awareness, use the one-click buttons above to share this article with your friends. November is lung cancer awareness month, a time dedicated to increasing society’s understanding about the disease, generating support and engaging in additional research efforts.… 0 Shares | | Posted in Nutrition