Food Dyes: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Posted June 6, 2014 | kids, Nutrition & Health Tips

By Adriane Angarano, MS, CN The color of our food plays an important role in how we taste and perceive food. Adding color to food to enhance its appearance has been done for a millennia. The Ancient Romans and Egyptians used natural colorings from plant and mineral sources such as paprika, turmeric, saffron, gold leaf,… read more

The Scoop on Poop!

Posted April 21, 2014 | Nutrition & Health Tips

Many people are grossed out by poop and it is not often a daily conversation. We all poop though, and when people are embarrassed to talk about it, a lot can get missed. Our bowel movements are the best and easiest way to track your gastrointestinal health daily (hopefully). We need to stop avoiding our… read more

Fermented Foods: What’s all the Fuss?

Posted March 26, 2014 | Nutrition & Health Tips

Introduction Long before the days of canning or refrigeration, cultures throughout the world would use fermentation to preserve their food.  Fermentation is one of the oldest forms of food processing technologies in the world, and what was a common practice has been lost over time, until now.  We have been experiencing a resurgence of interest… read more

Surplus Hormones for Everyone

Posted March 11, 2014 | Nutrition & Health Tips

Our body naturally produces many different types of hormones that all have a role in the body. Different tissues have receptors on them that allow them to be activated by the hormone that is specific to it. Some of our major hormone groups include thyroid hormone, sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone), and cortisol. Commercial industries… read more


Posted January 30, 2014 | Nutrition & Health Tips

You know that sensual feeling you get when you give that special someone a nice hug or hold their hand?  Or the pleasure you experience as a parent holding your child’s hand? That feeling can be attributed to the release of a hormone called oxytocin.  When we engage with those around us, the release of… read more

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