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Purslane: A Super “Weed” Worth Trying

If you haven’t heard of purslane it’s not very surprising. What is surprising is that despite it being so darn good for you most mainstream grocers fail to keep it on the shelf. It is estimated that human cultivation of the plant goes back 4000 years. It has long been used as a medicinal herb [...]

Meal Kits: A Tool Towards Healthier Eating?

Many of our patients struggle when it comes to starting a new diet. In fact, the word diet alone can provoke feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, and even depression about one’s current state of health, hindering efforts to make real lifestyle changes. While most of us know what we should and shouldn’t be eating, impulsive decisions [...]

Research Confirms Benefits of Curcumin on Memory & Mood 

The daily consumption of curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, can have significant benefits on memory and mood, according to a new study recently published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one in five Americans over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease [...]

When Going Gluten-free Makes Sense

Gluten is a general name for the family of proteins found in the grains wheat, barley and rye. Glutenin and gliadin, the 2 main proteins in gluten, are responsible for giving dough its characteristic elasticity and glue-like structure before the baking process and its wonderful texture and rise when baked. Most people can eat gluten [...]

I’ll Drink to That! The Benefits of Tonic Herbs

When consumed daily, tonic herbs can balance and tone most body systems. They often strengthen immunity, reduce inflammation and restore overall wellness. While used for centuries in Eastern and Western herbalism traditions, recent research has elucidated that many of their active chemical constituents reduce inflammation, oxidative stress and promote health(1,2,3). Some of these tonic herbs [...]