Nourishing a Picky Eater

As parents we want our kids to get all the nutrients they need to grow into big, strong and healthy bodies. When they are young and being introduced to foods, it can be so exciting to see them try new foods and enjoy them! It can also be frustrating when you present...

Coconut Oil – Is It Healthy?

The American Heart Association released a report last month that is causing quite a stir in both the health media and the professional healthcare community. The report warns against the consumption of saturated fats, including coconut oil which until now has been...

Making the Case for Grass-Fed Beef

It’s officially summer in the Pacific Northwest and we’ve got burgers on the brain! Burgers have a bit of a reputation for being an unhealthy food, but the healthfulness of your burger really comes down to the quality of your meat. Organic, hormone-free and...

Selecting and Storing Seasonal Spring Produce

Spring has officially made its way to the Pacific Northwest! Finally! While we’re enjoying longer days, warmer, and enduring the rain that comes with it, so are local plants and gardens. These springtime characteristics foster an environment perfect for the resurgence...

Orthorexia Nervosa: Can Healthy Eating Become Unhealthy?

In pursuit of better health, one of the first things we’re likely to do is to identify strategies for healthier eating. While we may or may not be working toward weight loss, we look for ways to incorporate more whole, less processed foods like fruits, vegetables,...

New Foods for the New Year

In this first month of the year, our thoughts are often on improving ourselves and our health. These improvements tend to focus on the “bad” habits or foods that need to be eliminated. There are certainly things in our lives and diets that our bodies would be better...

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