By: Gleason Center Editors
It's blueberry season! Time to visit your local blueberry farmer to pick a pail of one of nature’s most nutritious berries. Packed with powerful antioxidants, blueberries are known for improving heart and brain health, reducing inflammation, and protecting against certain types of cancer. Opt for organic blueberries to avoid pesticide contamination and support local, sustainable farms.
This smoothie recipe is high in fiber, probiotics, magnesium, vitamin C, and valuable micronutrients. Probiotic rich yogurt adds a creamy texture to the sweetness and lovely color of fresh blueberries. Start your morning with a smoothie to ease your body into digesting on a hot summer day.
By: Gleason Center Editors, Emily Bozik
Enhance your detox and cleanse your colon with this powerful duo. Dandelion and milk thistle protect against the depletion of the body’s primary antioxidant: glutathione. Glutathione is the master of all antioxidants and a keystone of a working immune system. The ability to produce, metabolize, and maintain optimal glutathione levels is essential to good health.
If you’re already following healthy detox principals (ie. eliminating toxins, eating whole foods, reducing stress, and drinking plenty of clean, filtered water), adding these herbs can be a game changer. Dandelion and milk thistle may be enjoyed raw, cooked, as rich teas, or in a variety of supplements.
By: Dr. Daniel Gleason DC, Emily Bozik
Sore throat? Nausea? Migraine? We've got you covered. The Natural First Aid Kit is a "must have" for every healthy home. Family friendly, natural remedies for everything from bugs bites to the common cold.
Coconut oil is just plain good for the body inside and out. Use topically on hair, skin, and nails for the perfect all natural moisturizer. Take as a supplement and receive the numerous health benefits of this popular superfood. Packed with medium chain fatty acids, coconut oil is known to improve antioxidant levels while lowering oxidative stress.
Looking for ways to boost the benefits of your Detox? Try these five tips recommended by our doctors to enhance and amplify your experience!
Morning Detox Drink: Enjoy this hot drink first thing in the morning (upon waking) on an empty stomach. Pour 1 cup hot water into a glass. Add ¼ lemon and 2 pinches of cayenne pepper. Stir. You’ll be amazed how this simple, healthy ritual will become one you cannot live without!
Yes, conventional, unfermented soy is bad for you. In fact, the health risks of eating soy based foods outweigh any potential benefits. Well over 90% of soy in the United States is now genetically modified and highly processed. Unfermented soy contains phytoestrogens and goitrogens which disrupt endocrine function and phytic acid which interferes with nutrient absorption. Organic, fermented soy is the safest and most beneficial way to enjoy this food.
It's time to open the windows, let in the fresh air, and get to Spring cleaning! Our healthy, homemade, green cleaning solutions are safe for the whole family. Green cleaning saves money, creates a healthy home, and protects nature from harmful chemicals. Happy cleaning!
Knowledge is power. This is especially true when it comes to what we put into our bodies. Fresh, whole foods have the power to transform our overall health. By choosing to buy organic and local produce, we are voting for a healthy, sustainable, fair trade food source. One that supports small farmers and ensures the most nutritious meals for our families.
While the best place to find fresh fruits and vegetables is from your local farmer’s market; climate, price, and convenience send most of us to the local grocer. So how can we choose organic, non GMO produce? Pay attention to the sticker on your fruits and veggies. Know your labels.
This month’s newsletter is a follow-up to last month where I discussed the neurological benefits of The Ketogenic Diet. This month I will discuss the why and how-to of The Ketogenic Diet.
The World’s Oldest Diet
Many people are finding health benefits by abandoning their fear of fats and enjoying great tasting and nutrient-rich foods like eggs, bacon, avocados, cheese, meats and unlimited vegetables. This way of eating is enjoying resurgence as it is much like the way our hunter-gatherer ancestors naturally ate. Basically it is a high fat, moderate protein, and low carb diet. On a more fundamental level it is our oldest weight maintenance diet.
Aha, the old "expensive urine" argument.
When was the last time you heard someone say, "You don't need to take vitamins if you eat a balanced diet. They're just a waste of money." Let's discuss this common misconception. Are your expensive vitamins going right through you? Do you ever think about what else can be found in your urine? How about H2O? Does that mean you shouldn't drink water? Ridiculous, of course.
Many essential substances can be detected in urine such as minerals, proteins, and yes, vitamins. It does not mean that you shouldn't eat foods or take supplements with these components in them. Positive urine tests for steroids and other drugs do not prove that these medications fail to work. In fact, if they're present in the urine we assume that they have done their job. These substances, like vitamins, don't pass through the body without having an impact. Our body takes what it needs and discards the rest.