Congestion, sore throat, headaches, sneezing, fatigue…Is it allergies or COVID? This spring, it may be hard to tell. The two can share similar symptoms, so it is important to continue getting tested for COVID. However, once COVID and other infections are ruled out, there are additional dietary and lifestyle considerations to help aid in symptom relief of seasonal allergies. Here’s what Cassie Petro, MS, CN, MSGH did to help one of her clients experiencing this:
You are probably familiar with how stress and anxiety make you feel– uncomfortable! While these all-too-familiar experiences may start to feel “normal”- it’s worth taking a closer look at the impact they have on your health. The reality is that stress and anxiety have wide-reaching impacts on health, and they can also get in the way of our best efforts to reach our health goals.
Our lives are full of BIG transitions and one that is least celebrated is perimenopause. The body that you have come to understand and appreciate over the years begins to change in mysterious and frustrating ways. How women experience this transition depends on several different factors, inflammation being key. Supporting optimal well-being in each of our systems and our overall health plays a major role in how well and easily we age.
Have you heard that iodized salt is the only way to meet your needs for dietary iodine? Do you feel confused about your need for iodine and wonder how salt impacts your health? This is especially relevant during February, heart health month, as your amount of sodium intake can greatly impact the health of your heart! Read on to learn about the benefits of iodine and how to optimize it naturally in the diet to boost energy and vitality.
The truth is, it is totally understandable to feel overwhelmed by all that is needed to be done in the morning, on top of making sure you are taking care of yourself. If you are in need of streamlining your breakfast or finding inspiration in the ingredients in your pantry, a nutritionist can help with this!
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 certain things in our lives and diets that our bodies would be better off without, but this approach can promote a pattern of negative thinking that is a bad habit in and of itself. So this year why not make a more positive promise to yourself to improve your health by adding more of the super-good-for-you things that you might be missing?
What if we redefine the word ‘healthy’ and reclaim it to mean self-care that supports our body, mind, and spirit? Looking at it from this well-rounded perspective, comfort food can definitely be healthy.
If the idea of preparing these messy veggies is holding you back, read on to see how easy it actually can be! Add them to your holiday dishes for a flavorful and gorgeous side or toss them in with any salad, warm or cold. Roast, boil, or grate away for a delicious, nutrient dense, antioxidant-filled boost.
While the true history of the Thanksgiving holiday is often overlooked, we hope that this year you and yours can take a moment to reflect on the wealth of knowledge native communities possess – particularly in regards to indigenous foods, native methods of land stewardship, and native practices around food.
Parents, this is for you. This blog post is about feeding kids so you can feed yourself, keep your sanity, and meet your health goals.