Foods & Beverages

Information and articles on finding the right foods & beverages and what to avoid.

Eat your fruit and vegetables! Here are 7 reasons why!!

Eat your fruit and vegetables! Here are 7 reasons why!!

We have all been told to eat our veggies and it sounds like a punishment of some kind, something we have to force ourselves to do.

So Many No Grain Diets! What’s the Difference?

What are the Keto & Paleo Diets? What are the Differences?

A number of emerging dietary trends include the complete removal of grains from daily consumption. The research is still growing but there are indications that

The Pros and Cons of Green Smoothies

Green Smoothies: Is it Better to Drink Your Veggies?

Smoothies. Green smoothies. Are they the best thing since sliced bread, or just another attempt to trick you into buying a blender?

The Hamilton Beach Company started selling

Food for Depression – A Naturopathic Approach

Dietary Changes Do Impact Mental Health
This time of year can be hard for people who are at risk for depression. There are a number of treatment options that naturopath’s can improve mild to moderate depressive

Acid Reflux – Naturopathic Treatment

Heartburn or acid reflux is formally known as Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and refers to the repeated exposure of the esophagus to gastric contents leading to the feeling of burning and pain in the upper

Cinnamon May Benefit Diabetics

A recent meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that cinnamon may have a positive effect on blood sugar control. The researchers found that fasting blood glucose levels were lower among those regularly consuming

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Soda Pop Consumption Increases Risk of Stroke

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently published the results of a prospective cohort study that showed increased consumption of both sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas were associated with an increased risk of stroke. The researchers

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Walnuts Improve Cognitive Function

A recent 8 week clinical study found that 1/2 cup of walnuts per day (containing 6.8mg of ALA) given to young adults significantly improved their critical thinking skills. Walnuts contain a number of nutrients that

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Too Much Salt, Not Enough Potassium = Heart Disease and Mortality

A recent study involiving over 12,000 people in the US found that higher sodium intake was associated with increased mortality from cardiovascular disease. In contrast, higher potassium intake was associated with lower mortality risk.

In general,

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Dark Chocolate Consumption Improves Visual & Cognitive Functions

Yes, it’s true! Dark chocolate can help improve eyesight and memory. Researchers in England recently conducted a study that found daily consumption of a single dose of dark chocolate containing 720mg of cocoa flavanols was

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