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Eating for Immunity with Chicken Curry

Because over 65% of the immune cells in the body are positioned in the gut, the diet can dynamically influence the immune system [1]. This means the health of your immune system and its ability to protect your body against invading pathogens depends on balanced uptake of nutrients. Some nutrients, however, are more important than…

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What role do cofactors play in immune health?

No nutrient functions alone in the body. Although one nutrient may be the main factor necessary for a particular reaction to occur, many reactions also require cofactors, or helper molecules in order to function properly. While some one-ingredient nutritional supplements can be an excellent addition to your diet, you won’t get the full benefit unless…

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Cofactors: the Helper Molecule

Cofactors are essentially helper molecules that allow biochemical reactions to occur. Some cofactors are inorganic metal ions such as iron and magnesium. Organic (carbon-containing) cofactors are sometimes classified more specifically as “coenzymes”. Coenzymes primarily assist the action of enzymes, but these words can generally be used interchangeably. All of the water-soluble vitamins (Bs and C),…

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A Recipe for Memory, “Salade Niçoise”.

The MIND diet, derived from the Mediterranean diet and DASH diets, has been shown to help protect against some cognitive decline [1]. If you would like to read more about it, click here for a link to our blog post. Basically, the diet prescribes 10 brain-boosting foods at certain rates per week and lists 5…

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What are the Best Diets for Brain Health?

As we get older, it seems as though everything starts to slow down a bit. Our metabolism slows, our ability to build muscle slows, and our joints often force us to slow our movements. Perhaps the most daunting slow-down of them all is the slow-down of the mind. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was…

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Can “DIM” Help with Acne?

What is DIM and how does it work with hormones? Diindolylmethane (or DIM) is both an antioxidant and phytonutrient. It is a natural substance generated when acids in the stomach break down indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as kale, broccoli, cabbage, and brussels sprouts. In order to get the recommended daily…

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Could Gluten be Causing Your Brain Fog?

Often, we associate gluten or intolerance thereof with gastrointestinal problems or digestive issues. As it turns out, gluten can also have an impact on your brain and the way you think. Have you tested negative for celiac and ruled out gluten as the problem? Take a step back. It is possible to be intolerant or…

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Chicken Tikka Masala for sustained energy!

Feeling sluggish or fatigued often comes down to an imbalance between energy supply and demand. To feel energized, we need to make sure our cells are supplied with enough fuel and the right machinery to meet the demands we put upon them. However, the old cliché of eating a big pasta dinner to carb-load the…

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Let’s Talk about an Energy Boost!

How to Boost Energy Naturally-On the smallest scale, energy in your body is made by turning glucose molecules into ATP, and this process happens most efficiently in the presence of certain important nutrients and plenty of water and oxygen. This means the best way to give your body a sustainable boost of energy is to…

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Do the elderly need to take amino acids?

While age brings valuable wisdom, it unfortunately also brings the gradual wasting of skeletal muscle mass, known as sarcopenia. More unfortunately still, sarcopenia brings with it an increased risk of injury, disability, and the loss of independence. Starting as early as our 30’s, research has shown that muscle mass and strength begins to decline in…

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