Summer Hydration 101

Summer Hydration 101

Written by Professor Abbey Skinner, MS, BS, HHP Drinking plenty of water yet still feeling parched this summer?!?! Sometimes we forget (or never knew in the first place!) that it’s not just water in, water out… the amount, quality, and capability for the water to be absorbed at the cellular level is what hydration is […]

Vitamin D: Importance To Immunity and How To Avoid Deficiency

Vitamin D_ Importance To Immunity and How To Avoid Deficiency

Overview Known as the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D is both a hormone and a vitamin and can be both absorbed from dietary intake and produced in the body through the action of sunlight. A 20-minute walk in the sun stimulates the body’s production of vitamin D (although it is inhibited in cooler climates, by sunscreen, […]

Top Resources for the Holistic Nutrition Researcher

Image Copyright: Holistic health is defined as “an approach to treating a person’s wellbeing by taking into consideration all aspects of life. A long-term course of action includes emotional and spiritual health along with the physical body” [1]. I like to practice holistic health by taking care of myself mentally and physically by meditating, […]

Tips for a Well Stocked Pantry

Copyright: Around here we keep our pantries stocked with nutritious staples, since there are always times in which you just can’t get to the store, or when you need to stretch your budget. We’ve made a quick list of items to keep on hand in case you need to save the day at mealtime.

Kitchari: A Detoxifying Ayurvedic Meal

Copyright: Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic dish that’s known for its ability to detox the body and balance all three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. The combination of rice and lentils provides all the amino acids needed to form a complete protein, and ginger is known for improving digestion. Turmeric is recognized for its […]

Get Glowing with Raw Foods and Detox

Copyright: Elena Schweitzer Attending a week-long immersion class on a Caribbean Island was my first encounter with the live, raw, organic vegan food lifestyle. Each day started with an open-air yoga class by the sea followed by gathering live wheat grass, squeezing it into juice and meeting the rest of the group for a […]

Mediterranean and DASH Diets for Alzheimer’s Patients

Memories, short or long term, are too precious to forget. Yet, that is what happens with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Short-term memories may have a lifespan of only a few minutes while long-term memories get lost, or compressed in the mixed up timeline of life. Most of us know of some elderly person sitting at home […]

Creating Healthy Food and Happy Healthy Families

During the month of March, National Nutrition Month®, The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is focused on nutrition education. We believe in the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits beginning with young children.

Animal Protein vs. Plant-based Protein

The question I hear most when people learn that I practice a vegan lifestyle is: How do you get your protein? This is a super important question as WebMd tells us the daily protein intake recommended for adult men is 56 grams and adult women need 46 grams with 10 to 35 percent coming from […]

3 Powerful Smoothie Recipes

Getting your kids to eat a healthy breakfast is not the easiest thing to do, especially when the alternative is a big bowl of sugary sweet cereal. A replacement is one of these amaz-i-licious smoothies that taste terrific and will provide kids with the nutrition they need to boost their brainpower during the school day. […]