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

Quick Snacks for Busy Times

Posted January 3, 2014 | Nutrition & Health Tips

Introduction Being on the go and busy with activities, we sometimes don’t think we have the time to eat healthfully and snacking can mean grabbing whatever is quick and easy, often a few handfuls of potato chips, something from the vending machine, or a stop at the drive-thru window.  But with a little planning and… read more

Serotonin: Gut and Brain Connection

Posted December 17, 2013 | Nutrition & Health Tips

Gut Feeling Ever get a gut feeling and wonder how you are feeling something in your gut? What about butterflies in your stomach? Isn’t the gut supposed to be for digestion, what is it doing feeling emotions? The gut and the brain are highly connected. In fact, the brain and the gut come from the… read more

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