Welcome to a new voice – Matthew Pieratt

Our mission is to provide information on nutrition and how it impacts health and wellness.  We are excited to welcome a new voice on this blog.  Matthew Pieratt has presented on important nutrition topics to wellness clinics and we are honored to have him join us as an author.  He has great information and recipes to share! Matthew … More Welcome to a new voice – Matthew Pieratt

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef or Lamb Stew Recipe

100% Grass-fed (grass-fed and grass-finished) beef and lamb should be considered a health food.  They contain complete complex amino acids, iron, minerals, and higher levels of omega-3-fatty acids.  The omega 6 to omega 3 ratio is 2:1 which is preferred.  (Higher ratios of omega 6 to omega 3 are associated with inflammation.)  Grass fed beef … More Easy Pressure Cooker Beef or Lamb Stew Recipe

Juicy Goodness?

Given the benefits of a nutrient-dense diet and the perceived difficulty of ingesting all those fruits and vegetables,  there is a great deal of interest in juicing.  Juicing is commonly seen as a way to detoxify or cleanse the body.  It is also seen as a way to get the concentrated benefits of the plants, … More Juicy Goodness?

Raw vs Cooked?

Cooking can destroy compounds thought to be healthy, but it can also make others more accessible. The bioaccessibility of the carotenoids is higher from boiled versus raw carrots for example. Lycopene in tomatoes is more accessible when cooked as well. This can be attributed to greater disruption of the plant tissues by heating, thereby facilitating … More Raw vs Cooked?

Advantages of MCT oil

Saturated fats comprise long-chain fatty acids, which undergo a long digestive process in your body and many are not a healthy energy source. Medium-chain triglycerides, in contrast, are broken down quickly and processed in the liver, and can be used as a source of energy to power your pursuits. But there are other benefits as … More Advantages of MCT oil

Conjugated Linoleic Acids (CLA) – Essential? Fatty Acid

Conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) first gained attention for their potential anti-cancer properties. Foods highest in CLA include dairy products and meat from ruminant animals, such as beef, lamb, and veal. buffalo, and to a lesser degree in pigs, chickens and turkeys. CLA synthesis occurs due to fermentative bacteria in the gut. The human body is … More Conjugated Linoleic Acids (CLA) – Essential? Fatty Acid

Dr. Miller’s Nutrition Principles – Food is Medicine

In the East, food is considered medicine. We seem to have mostly forgotten this. Diet is by far the single most important factor affecting our health on a daily basis by far, more than exercise, regarding our energy level, mood, weight and general health.  I agree with the majority of Paleo, Zone and Mediterranean diet … More Dr. Miller’s Nutrition Principles – Food is Medicine