Individualized Nutrition, Pharmacy and Healthy Living


  • The (Very) Simplified Science of Changing Your Thoughts to Change Your Life

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | March 27, 2017

    thinkingChange isn’t easy, and that holds true for even the changes we may be so eager to see. So, what holds us back? What prevents change even when we’re working hard to make it happen? The answer has a lot to do with our “programming.” It’s a subject that fascinates me and one of the people who explains it so well is Joe Dispenza. Dr. Joe, who wrote Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself (among other great books), explains how to change your brain in order to change your life.

    First, it’s important to know the parts at work here. We have our physical brain, which is the physical and tangible organ housed within your head. Read more

  • 10 Foods That Can Increase or Decrease Life Expectancy

    by Paula Gallagher | March 22, 2017

    produce-departmentWe all know that a healthy diet can have a big impact on your overall well being, but a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals which foods we need to eat more of and which foods we need to eat less of to decrease mortality from heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

    According to this study, poor diet is the cause of at least half of deaths from heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. In 2012, about 700,000 Americans died from these diseases and diet was linked to nearly 319,000 of these deaths. This study suggests that changing Americans' dietary habits could have a significant impact on the risk of death from these diseases. Read more

  • Pet Supplements for Our Furry Friends

    by Paula Gallagher | March 21, 2017

    dog-catMany of today's most prevalent health conditions have been directly linked to improper nutrition and poor lifestyle habits. Even small nutritional deficiencies can compromise immunity, vitality, and damage health. Taking care of your own core nutritional needs creates a strong foundation for your body and helps establish a strong foundation to help rebuild, restore and repair your body if needed. So wouldn't it make sense that taking care of our furry friends in the same way would be just as important? Here are some thoughts on pet supplements. Read more

  • Six Natural Ways to Boost Energy and Weight Loss

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | March 20, 2017

    spinach-white-bean-saladAre you looking for natural ways to boost energy and weight loss? Here are six tips to put into everyday practice:

    1. Fill up with fiber. The average American consumes 15 to 16 grams of fiber a day. We should aim to eat much more, closer to 40 grams of daily fiber. It fills us up with minimal calories. Fiber-packed sources include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lentils, beans and peas.

    Case study: Let’s say you’re traveling and need to grab a bite to eat. If you go to a local diner, you could easily ask for steamed greens and beans, like the Brussels sprouts and lentils dish at the Silver Diner. Read more

  • Lunch Today: Hearty Vegetarian Wraps

    by Paula Gallagher | March 15, 2017

    vegetarian-wraps_aWhenever there is cold, snowy weather I tend to gravitate toward soups, stews and chilis, especially when they combine beans and kale. This recipe incorporates the heartiness of beans and kale, but thrown in a wrap for a simple, satisfying and economical meal. This wrap is also a nutritional powerhouse. Packed with protein, fiber, potassium, B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene and iron, you definitely get the most bang for your buck.

    Hearty Vegetarian Wraps

    • 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced into small pieces
    • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
    • 1 bunch kale, de-stemmed and torn into bite-sized pieces Read more

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