‘Food as Medicine’

Beans: Not Just for Vegetarians

By Robyn Priebe on 08/29/2012

I’m always encouraging people to eat beans more often; they are loaded with nutrients and fiber.  However, eating beans doesn’t mean you need to start using bean recipes that are 100% vegetarian.  For the self-proclaimed “meat-eater” beans can still be very easily worked into one’s eating patterns without going vegan.  Here are a few tips for eating beans more often: […] Read more »

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What Are Whole Foods?

By Robyn Priebe on 07/18/2012

Whole foods is a term thrown around a lot lately when we talk about healthy eating, but I’d imagine people may have asked the question, “what are whole foods?” When does something cross the line from being whole to processed?  To me, whole foods are as close to the state that food is found in nature, with nothing taken away […] Read more »

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Stomach Acid and GERD

By Robyn Priebe on 05/30/2012

Lately, it seems like everyone is on medication for GERD or for heartburn.  Whether the medications suppress acid production or neutralize it, in the end there may be consequences of eliminating stomach acid, which is necessary for digestion.  When working with a client who is anemic and complaining that no matter how much spinach, red meat, and iron supplements they […] Read more »

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Mindful Eating Monday: The Benefits of Slowing Down

By Marsha Hudnall on 05/21/2012

This just in: People who wolf down their food are two and a half times more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes than those who take their time according to new research presented at the joint International Congress of Endocrinology and European Congress of Endocrinology in Florence, Italy. This, mind you (no pun intended), was independent of what a […] Read more »

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Benefits of Nuts and Seeds: What is Chia?

By Robyn Priebe on 05/02/2012

The benefits of nuts and seeds, as far as our health goes, are vast.  Beyond health, they are also delicious, shelf stable, and easily portable.  Nuts and seeds are a fantastic source of protein, healthy fats, & fiber that are a wonderful snack idea paired with a carbohydrate source like whole fresh fruit. I love adding nuts and seeds to […] Read more »

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