The underestimated art of chewing

It sounds ridiculous to suggest, but most people need a refresher and reminder to chew their food. Chewing is foundational to health and its benefits are underestimated. Go to any restaurant and watch someone at the next table or anyone across from you at your own...

Watermelon for health and fitness support

Watermelon is a great summer snack providing hydration, protein, potassium and other benefits to your active life! If the reference below to “watermelon cross training” intrigues you, check out this link! Let us know if you’re inspired to say bye-bye...

Are alternative meat burgers healthy?

If you’ve been shopping in any grocery stores lately, chances are you’ve seen more and more faux meat products like the Impossible Burger, or most recently, the Beyond Meat burgers and products. The basic marketing line is that these are ‘plant-based burgers created...

3 ways to get kids to eat healthy food

There is no debate that for our children to develop optimal physical, mental, behavioral and emotional health,  good nutrition matters. Ideally it’s best to start when they are infants, so the healthier foods like vegetables become normal to them, not something they...

Celebrating National Nutrition Month

Enjoy a delicious recipe from integrative dietitian nutritionist Jena Savadsky Griffith! Jena shared samples of this veggie-full recipe in the cafe to highlight healthy eating during National Nutrition Month.

Seasonal eating – winter

During the winter months, the cold and wind dry out the earth and our bodies. If we continue listening to nature as our guide, then we’re naturally provided with higher protein, fattier and oilier foods that restore that moisture and maintain strength. This means...