Nutrition to Support Mental Health

From the basics like getting healthy fats, adequate proteins, and minimally processed carbohydrates, to examining the roles of specific micronutrients or how the foods we eat play a role in inflammation, nutrition is foundational to our mental health.

Making Your Own Omega-3 Gummies!

Kids love gummies, and so do us grown ups. You may be shocked by how many adults I see who take their vitamins and supplements in the form of a gummy. But gummy supplements can be $$$. Getting omega-3 into my son is a priority, and we’ve liked using Barlean’s Omega 3 Smoothie Flavored Fish […]

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Oatmeal with a Protein Boost: Powder and Non-Powder Options

Breakfast is often hailed as the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. It sets the tone for your body’s metabolism and energy levels. However, often when I hear patients say they eat oatmeal for breakfast, part of me is concerned they are missing out on the benefits of a higher protein

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Magnesium Showdown: Citrate Vs Glycinate for Optimal Health

Introduction to Magnesium Supplements Have you gone down the rabbit hole of magnesium supplements? It gets hairy in there, sorting out the different forms. The citrate and glycinate forms are popular choices due to their high bioavailability and effective health advantages. Understanding the nuances between magnesium citrate, known for its support in digestion and potential to improve sleep

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Best Magnesium for Mental Health: The Role of Insufficiency

Have you ever taken or considered taking a magnesium supplement for symptoms like constipation, muscle cramps or pain, sleep, or migraines? These are some of the things magnesium can help with, but are also linked to mental health challenges like stress, anxiety, and depression. If you have any trace of these issues, read on to

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High Magnesium Foods and 10 Meal Ideas to Eat More of Them

Magnesium is one of the top nutrients to try for supporting better mental health. So let’s make our shopping list and start planning some high magnesium meals! Here are a couple of handy lists to get you started. Foods Rich in Magnesium Feeling pumped to get more magnesium in your diet? Add foods from each

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How To Make Turmeric Powder

Making turmeric powder at home is a straightforward process that allows you to ensure its purity and freshness. Here’s a simple step-by-step guide: Ingredients and Materials: Instructions: Tips: By making your own turmeric powder at home, you can enjoy the benefits of fresh and unadulterated turmeric in your culinary creations. References Parvathy VA, Swetha VP,

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Prepper Pantry: A Dietitian-Approved Food Checklist for Emergency Food Pantry Preparedness

Ever do a grocery store run before a big snow storm, hurricane, or, ahem, pandemic lockdown? Well you may have noticed store shelves missing many of the most basic food staples we’ve come to take for granted. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I’m the first to agree that fresh and minimally processed whole foods are

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Anti-Inflammatory Food List & Free PDF

Printable List of Anti-Inflammatory Foods List & Free PDF

An anti inflammatory diet is foundational to your health. This approach to eating chooses foods based on their abilities to fight inflammation, having a positive impact upon many disease processes by nourishing your body while squelching inflammation. And fortunately, an anti inflammatory diet complements most health treatment plans well. If you aren’t sure where to

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