The Promise In Probiotics: Part I

The Promise In Probiotics: Part I

In recent years probiotics have been gaining a lot of attention as scientists are finding that they may be instrumental to the prevention of certain infectious diseases, chronic inflammatory non-communicable diseases (NCDs), metabolic conditions, immune disorders, as...

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Nutrtionists at Starkel Nutrition Share Their Favorite Products

Nutrtionists at Starkel Nutrition Share Their Favorite Products

Choosing beauty and skin care products can be quite difficult as there are endless options to choose from and new ones being marketed to consumers every single day. To make matters even more complicated, many of these products contain ingredients that are known toxins and are cancer promoting,  and overall disturbing to our bodies causing a range of problems from hormone disruption, allergic reactions, inflammation, to even neurotoxicity. In addition, most of these ingredients are also harmful to the environment.

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The Power of Apple Cider Vinegar

The Power of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been popular for decades as natural remedy “cure all.” While it may not cure quite everything, research has shown it to be effective for both balancing blood sugar and supporting weight loss. It is often promoted as a digestive aid, however, there is no current research to back up those claims, yet clinicians use it for that successfully.

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Starkel Nutritionists Share Their Main Self-Care Practices

Starkel Nutritionists Share Their Main Self-Care Practices

Modern humans spend a lot of time being plugged in, under pressure, and stressed out. We live busy lives, full of work, plans, and caring for others. The go-go-go lifestyle generally comes with some, if not lots, of stress. The impact of stress can be very harmful to both physical and mental health.

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Add Some St. Patrick’s Day Green to Your Diet!

Add Some St. Patrick’s Day Green to Your Diet!

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, there is no better time to start adding some green to our plates! Plant-based foods get their natural, vibrant colors from compounds called phytochemicals or phytonutrients. These substances help to protect the plant from...

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Counterfeit Products Being Sold on Consumer Websites

Counterfeit Products Being Sold on Consumer Websites

When purchasing nutritional supplements online consumers must be exceptionally cautious. In the United States dietary supplements are considered a special category food and do not require approval from the Food and Drug Administration before being put on the market, and manufacturers are not required to provide evidence for the safety or effectiveness of their product. Counterfeit producers of health and dietary products will use fake, cheap ingredients often of unknown origin and sometimes even pharmaceutical adulterants to increase product effectiveness.

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March is National Nutrition Month! "Go Further with Food"

March is National Nutrition Month! "Go Further with Food"

Since the 1970’s public interest in the field of nutrition has been growing. This interest sparked the beginning of “National Nutrition Month,” a month where nutrition and health are highlighted and celebrated in countless ways, according to themes. This year’s theme encompasses a friendly challenge to “Go Further with Food,” and promotes the importance of creating healthy physical activity habits, optimally fueling your body, and reducing food loss and waste.

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Artificial Sweeteners Are They Really a Better Alternative to Sugar?

Artificial Sweeteners Are They Really a Better Alternative to Sugar?

Reducing the amount of sugar in one’s diet is a very effective way to improve overall health and promote weight loss. However, switching to artificial sweeteners as a way to avoid natural sugars may not be your best option. A recent analysis of multiple studies in The Canadian Medical Association Journal looked at the long-term associations of artificial sweetener consumption with weight and other factors. The observational studies reviewed demonstrated a correlation between consistent intake of artificial sweeteners with weight gain over time as well as increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and hypertension.

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Nutritional Supplements: When to Take and With What

Nutritional Supplements: When to Take and With What

As clinicians, we always ask our clients what nutritional supplements they take, or we often recommend them.  An important aspect of taking supplements is knowing when and with what to take them.  For example, B vitamins on an empty stomach can cause nausea, or some...

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