Baby Fat—Your Little Ones Need Fat!
We all need adequate amounts of healthy fats, but for infants, toddlers and children this is especially important. This is a time when their brains and nervous systems are developing rapidly. They are also learning SO much every day. Fueling the brain is important for learning and growth and development.1 Avocados and berries are both […]
Answers for Anxiety
If you suffer with anxiety, you are not alone. Especially given the current events in the world, anxiety is on the rise for many. It is not a respecter of age, race or gender and can range from mild to severe. It can rob you of joy and make simple tasks seem impossible. Medically referred […]
The Alkaline Diet- Does it Really Do Anything for Your Health?
I am generally in favor of the alkaline diet, but not so much because I believe it’s a magical pH solution; rather, generally speaking, the alkaline diet tends to include more whole, plant foods such as fruits and vegetables, which means more fiber, more micronutrients, more phytochemicals, a stronger and healthier microbiome, a healthier bodyweight, […]
Take Care of Your Liver Before It’s Too Late!
In the past few years, I’ve been seeing liver conditions in younger and younger populations. This has happened on the coat tails of a dramatic increase in the consumption of sugar, alcohol, meat, dairy and a generally highly-processed diet. One of the challenges with conditions such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is that most people […]
Get Gout Out! (The Whole Food Plant-Based Solution)
What is gout? Gout is an inflammatory disease that typically only affects 1 joint but can affect more/others. The joint in the big toe is most commonly affected. It occurs as a result of high levels of uric acid crystals accumulating in the joint(s). This condition is most found in adult men (about 90% of […]
What Does your New Baby Need to Grow Strong and Healthy?
Congratulations on the safe delivery of your new little bundle of joy! You’re likely overwhelmed with a flood of emotions, ideas, questions and a bit of exhaustion. The purpose of this post is to provide you with some quick and easy to access information about nutrition for your infant. Good nutrition in the first year […]
The Elimination Diet… Leaves So Much STILL on the Table
Despite the name, the elimination diet still leaves you countless delicious foods to enjoy. For those with uncomfortable digestive issues, this diet can be a major help and worth every ounce of effort. Digestive issues range from diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and other disease conditions to simple gas, bloating or upset stomach after […]
Hemorrhoids: A Total Pain in the Butt
Perhaps not the most fun thing to talk about but let’s face it, most adults will suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in their life. Ignoring them doesn’t make them go away. This condition is full of hope and answers from the holistic nutrition realm. What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids, sometimes referred to as piles, […]
How to Eat More Food and Get Away with It! | Holistic Health Kalamazoo
Many people eat socially (in the break room/ weddings/ funerals/ business meetings/ family gatherings) or by the clock (for example, eating lunch at noon because it’s “lunch time” even if you’re not hungry) rather than because they are truly physiologically hungry. For this reason, it’s common to be out of touch with what true hunger […]
4 Reasons to Avoid Peanuts and Peanut Products | Alternative Medicine Kalamazoo MI
I used to eat peanuts all the time thinking it was a health food. I think it’s safe to say, unless you had a severe peanut allergy, we all grew up on them! Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, spread between crackers, dry or honey roasted as snacks, licked off a spoon, melted into toast, baked […]