One of the most common complaints of aging populations is the decline in sexual function. This typically happens around or after menopause for women, and starting in the late 40’s or early 50’s for men, when sexual desire may be lower and other bodily functions associated with enjoyment or performance are reduced. For women, some … More Nutritional Support for Sexual Health
From a nutritional perspective, managing blood glucose levels is one of the key factors to promoting optimal health. Though often only considered a concern for diabetics, having irregular blood sugar levels can lead to development of what medical researchers often refer to as the “four killers” – the leading causes of death by chronic disease … More Blood Sugar Management Using Food as Medicine
I spend many of my days off in the wet autumn months bushwhacking through damp, old growth forests foraging for mushrooms. Although I find more culinary mushrooms such as chanterelles, lobsters and cauliflower mushrooms, I do also come across the odd species of medicinal fungi, such as turkey tail, artist conk, or lion’s mane (which, … More Medicinal Mushrooms – Wild Winter Adaptogens
In the mainstream medical community, blood sugar management is primarily discussed with diabetic patients. But did you know that balancing our blood sugars is an essential step to optimizing our overall health? The term “blood sugar” is referring to the concentration of glucose present in our blood. Our blood sugar levels change very rapidly, and … More Blood Sugar Management + Insulin Resistance
If you’ve been on the Internet lately, you’ve likely heard of MCT oil. It seems to be one of the top buzz-worthy food supplements on the market today, making an appearance in coffee, smoothies, and even on sushi – but is it worth the hype? MCT stands for “medium chain triglyceride”, the word “triglyceride” referring … More Optimizing Brain Health with MCT Oil
Our digestion affects every aspect of our health. The most common symptoms of indigestion include acid reflux, bloating, gas, food sensitivities, and constipation/diarrhea, but inadequate digestion also leads to a slough of other imbalances. Poor digestion leads to malabsorption, which eventually manifests as nutrient deficiencies. This can act as the root cause of many conditions … More Underactive Stomach – Hypochlorydria
For the past several decades, we’ve been told that grains – specifically whole grains like brown rice, whole wheat and oats – are vital components of a healthy, balanced diet. Likewise, we’ve been told dairy is essential for adequate calcium intake, and is good for both our bone and dental health. However, looking back centuries … More Power by Paleo: The Modern Approach to a Primitive Diet
Holistic Nutrition is the practice of using food as medicine, focusing on high quality whole, unrefined foods. Locally grown, seasonal and wild foods are always emphasized, as well as home cooked and fermented foods. An individual’s genetics, health history, current symptomatology, emotional state, preferences and goals will all be considered when tailoring a diet specific … More What is Holistic Nutrition?