Phytochemicals: Cancer and Chronic Disease Fighters, Immune Boosters, Heart Helpers

Phytochemicals: Cancer and Chronic Disease Fighters, Immune Boosters, Heart Helpers

Think about what you’ve eaten over the past several days. Do you eat a wide variety of foods or do you easily get into a routine of eating the same foods every day? Is your diet colorful or is it mostly beige? Eating a wide variety of vegetables and fruit provides your body with a range of phytochemicals that are vital to maintaining good health.

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Could Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth be the Cause of your Unexplained GI Symptoms?

Could Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth be the Cause of your Unexplained GI Symptoms?

Experts are often touting foods to increase and improve the microflora in our intestines. But while we want to ensure we have adequate colonies of ‘good’ bacteria in the large intestine (colon), when it comes to the small intestine, bacteria are not so welcome. If you experience regular unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms, it may be wise to ask your doctor or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to test you for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

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Choosing the Right Non-Dairy Milk for Your Child with Allergies

Choosing the Right Non-Dairy Milk for Your Child with Allergies

For those with dairy allergies in the family, it’s wonderful that the market has so many nondairy milk options to choose from. But nutritionally speaking, these milks vary widely. It’s important to read the label and make sure your nondairy milk is providing you with enough vitamins, minerals, and protein. Read on to find out what to look for.

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Prebiotics: Are These Foods the Answer to Improved Gut Health?

Prebiotics: Are These Foods the Answer to Improved Gut Health?

Prebiotics are not a new concept, but they are only now starting to get some time in the spotlight. Until recently, it was always probiotics that were given center stage. However, people are starting to realize just how important prebiotics are to intestinal health. So what is the difference between the two, and are prebiotics really the answer to improved gut health?

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Baby's First Foods

Baby's First Foods

Introducing solid foods to your baby is an exciting time. There is a whole world of food experiences that lay ahead – so many flavors and textures to try! So, where to start? For a long time, it was a forgone conclusion that babies would start with rice cereal. After all, a majority of pediatricians recommended it because the thinking was that rice cereal was an easy to digest food, unlikely to cause an allergic reaction, yet still provided a good source of iron. But is that still the right approach?

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