Integrative Nutrition

5 Foods That Are Surprisingly High In Fiber

When it comes to fiber, there are more ways to eat them than just chomping on some prunes. (Which also totally might not be your thing to begin with.) Read More

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Everything Pumpkin

Fall is in the air and my taste buds have turned to everything pumpkin and spice!  Read More

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5 Health Conditions That Affect Women More Than Men

We all know that women’s bodies are different from men, but to what extent do we truly understand how women can take unique preventative measures to live a long and healthy life? Read More

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An Italian Classic

Basil is one of my favorite herbs. I love the fragrant smell that takes over my senses when I pluck off a few leaves and hold them to my nose. Read More

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Are You Wasting It?

Are you wasting this vitamin enriched powerhouse by pouring it down the sink? Read More

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The Role of Health Coaches

Have you ever thought about why rates of cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses continue to rise, despite increasing healthcare costs? We tend to normalize illness based on how widespread it is in the United States, but illness is not the normal state of our bodies. Read More

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Jewelweed: A Good Weed Indeed!

Do you like hiking, but don’t like the thoughts of brushing up against poison ivy?

Cast your worries aside with this precious plant Nature provides for us in her outdoor medicine chest, commonly known as Jewelweed (Impatiens Capensis) or Spotted Touch-Me-Nots.  Jewelweed sports spotted flowers of yellow or deep orange that explode a seed pod when touched. It can generally be found growing from June through September, and grows in very moist soil, deep in the woods or near the edge of a wood line and can be found within close proximity to poison ivy.

 
If you find you have brushed up against poison ivy, immediately find Jewelweed and crush the stem to release the sap, rubbing it on the area of skin that has been exposed.  This will help to counteract the oil from the poison ivy and alleviate the possibility of an allergic reaction.  Crushing the leaves and stems can also make an effective itch relief when rubbed on irritated skin.

The anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory components in the plant  have also been used as a remedy for eczema, bruising, burns, and insect bites.

So when your first-aid kit isn't handy, reach for Nature's first-aid kit instead.

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Take the Breakfast Experiment

In the world of modern nutrition, almost everyone is on one diet or another, and people dwell on fats, proteins, and lists of “good” and “bad” foods. Low fat, low carb, Paleo, vegan, Atkins…. Read More

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Don't Bug Me!

My husband and I decided to take a few days of R&R and retreat to the forests of southern Ohio.... Read More

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Yes, There’s Plastic in Your Seafood

Researchers have been warning about the dangers of ocean pollution – especially the accumulation of plastic – for decades. However, it is only recently that comprehensive studies have begun to emerge showing just how contaminated life in the ocean has become. Read More

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