Health Tip: Calcium Supplements and Lead

By | 2016-11-09T23:48:28+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Health Tips|

Lead is a naturally occurring metal that can make its way through soil and water and into the foods we eat.  For this reason, in the process of extracting calcium carbonate to make calcium supplements from oyster shells, some lead is present.  In order to be compliant with federal standards, however, natural health products must [...]

Recipe: Mahi-Mahi Ceviche with Mango Sauce

By | 2016-11-09T23:48:28+00:00 March 19th, 2016|Healthy Recipes|

As a tropical fish, Mahi-Mahi has steadily earned a fan club for it's mild, slightly sweet taste and firm texture, which allows it to be used in many different preparations. It means "strong strong" in the Hawaiian language. But there's something slightly intimidating about cooking fish at home.  Cooking too long and it's gets dried [...]

Protein: Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right?

By | 2016-11-09T23:48:28+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Health and Renewal|

Protein is an essential part of our diets.  It is found throughout the body.  It is the key to holding down your food cravings, building lean muscle, and helping you manage your weight. But proteins serve a variety of purposes, not the least of which is providing crucial life sustaining support for bodily functions. They [...]

The Karma Behind National Nutrition Month

By | 2016-11-09T23:48:28+00:00 March 12th, 2016|Health and Renewal|

Every 5 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) get together.  Their mission is to publish dietary guidelines for all people beyond the age of 2.  These guidelines are based on the current evidence-based research to promote optimal health and nutrition. The dietary recommendations for 2015 [...]