Nutrition

Find out which Vitamin and Minerals are more bio available in whole foods in the latest must-read articles about Nutrition. Educate yourself on the different nutrients your body requires to function optimally!

Jar of honey with honeycomb

Honey

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Food , Nutrition , Superfoods
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Published June 12, 2019
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Updated June 12, 2019
Honey is a sweet liquid made naturally by bees for their own nourishment. It is a natural alternative to sugar and apart from its delicious taste, has many health benefits. Raw Honey Benefits Raw Honey is easily absorbed by the digestive lining and is free from bacterial invasion. It has a low level of protein […]

Lutein and Zeaxanthin

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 11, 2019
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Updated June 11, 2019

Lutein is an organic pigment which belongs to the family of carotenoids – which are known to have powerful antioxidant properties. It is also one of the primary pigment present in the macula of the eye. Lutein for eyes is extremely beneficial as it has powerful antioxidant properties and acts as a natural sunblock, protecting […]

Magnesium

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published November 22, 2018
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Updated August 6, 2019

Magnesium is defined as a macro-mineral. What is that means? It means that you have to provide to your body hundreds of milligrams of this nutrient every day.  Inside your body, you can find magnesium especially in bones (60-65%) and muscles (25%). This macro-mineral cannot be made in your body and therefore you have to […]

coconut oil

Coconut Oil

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Food , Healthy Fats and Oils , Nutrition
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Published November 13, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019
Coconuts have been used by people of the tropics for hundreds of years, initially being prized for its water content, and later in history for its flesh and ability to produce oil. Coconut oil has been part of the diet of communities in the Philipines, Indonesia, Brazil, Thailand, Polynesia, India and the Carribean for many […]

Dashi

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published March 31, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019

Japan loves its traditional cuisine, whether it be adapted, borrowed or indigenous. Shun is an important Japanese concept, it means cooking with seasonal ingredients so that the produce provides the most amount of fresh flavour. This concept of Shun influences elements of taste and cooking technique so that flavour can be preserved and enhanced through […]

Umami

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published March 24, 2018
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Updated June 10, 2019

As with all natural tastes, the flavour of food is dependent on the plant secondary compounds within it, the quality of its growing environment and the time of harvest. The harsh dry climate of Cyprus in Greece, for example, produces the most outstanding Rosemary. This wonderfully aromatic herb needs to work hard to grow here, […]

Vitamin D and Disease

Vitamin D and Kidney and Liver Disease

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Nutrition
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Published December 20, 2017
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Updated April 19, 2019
The human body works synergistically, no one organ works alone or without being influenced or having an effect on another area of the body. When one area of the body is not working properly others will also be affected. Similarly, when a nutrient is required for the healthy maintenance of the human body several organs […]

Probiotics

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published December 19, 2017
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Updated June 3, 2019

When you think of healthy gut bacteria you might think of yogurt, maybe you think about the little single-celled organisms living in your surroundings, however, for the most part, your gut bacteria is not on your mind. It should be though. Here are just a few of the positive benefits that good gut bacteria provide for […]

Vitamin C

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published November 14, 2017
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Updated August 6, 2019

The benefits of this wonderful vitamin are endless. Vitamin C is always my go-to vitamin, I always make sure I have a bit bottle of 1000 mg capsule, so in case of a cold and uneasy feeling in my body, I can always get myself back onto track. It’s great for keeping your body in […]

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Nutrition
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Published October 18, 2017
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Updated June 3, 2019
Vitamin D the sunshine vitamin is among the most deficient substances in the body. How can something that is made naturally by the body be lacking and what happens to your body when you don’t have enough? I find my hair is not as strong and my joints feel a little rickety. To make the […]
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