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  • Why You Need Vitamin C

    Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a nutrient that we often associate with supporting our immunity, but it actually does a lot more than that. Let’s talk about the many ways that vitamin C benefits us and how and when we should eat or take our vitamin C. What makes vitamin C an essential nutrient?…

  • 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Multivitamin Routine

    Today we are going to talk about a powerful topic: personalized nutrition. In my practice as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I get this question all the time “what do I need to eat for my body’s needs?” And every time someone asks me that, I am excited because it tells me that this person wants…

  • What Are Reishi Mushrooms?

    Reishi mushrooms, also known as lingzhi mushrooms, are considered one of the top superfoods in nature. Ganoderma lucidum has been used for over 2,000 years in many Asian countries for promoting health and longevity. Interestingly, images of these mushrooms began appearing in art around 1,400 AD, and they are associated with Taoism. (1) In China,…

  • Elderberry Life Shake Recipes

    Our delicious Elderberry Life Shake™ Soy Protein is here for a limited time! Here are a few easy recipes to get your creativity flowing with this fun seasonal flavor. Elderberry Protein Bars or Bites Ingredients: 1 cup organic nut butter of choice ½ cup honey 1 cup Elderberry Life Shake Soy Protein 1 cup Old…

  • Elderberry: Benefits & Uses

    There’s a new buzzword in health headlines, elderberry. Has anyone else read about this hot-off-the-press nutrient? Either way, I am here to set the stage for this exciting and powerful nutrient. Also, as with any powerful nutrient, there are important precautions. I am here to tell you those as well. To lay some groundwork, this…

  • Why You Should Eat Seasonally (and Locally)

    Seasonal flavors are so trendy this time of year, with pumpkin spice, apples and cinnamon, etc. Please tell me I can’t be the only one who has already had a craving for pumpkin pie. So, where did all of these seasonal flavor trends come from? Well, seasonal foods used to be the only option. Not…

  • Powerhouse Nutrients for Your Immune System

    Keeping your immune system strong is a top priority nowadays. But one of the simplest ways of supporting your immune system is making sure that you’re getting the powerhouse nutrients to support it. These are the key nutrients your immune system needs and how you can make sure you’re getting them. Vitamin C is a…

  • Food and vitamins that help you sleep better

    I have chatted with you about everything from A to Z on health and nutrition topics, but today we are talking about the Z’s, or at least getting the Z’s with sleep and sleep hygiene. Did you know that your nutrition affects your sleep and sleep quality? Though not all of the science is understood,…

  • Foods that Support Brain Health

  • Eating for Eye Health Recipe

  • Why & How to Reset Your Gut

    Our gut health is connected to our mental health as well as health in so many other areas. More and more research has been conducted to reveal the integral role our gut plays for our whole-person health. Some are even beginning to term the gut’s microorganism system as its own organ, called the “microbiota organ”…

  • At-Home Workout with Samatha Ortiz