Holiday Sugar and best solutions!

The holidays and sugar are pretty much unavoidable. Sugar is essentially a part of every cultural holiday and Thanksgiving is upon us. The holidays are a wonderful time full of warm gatherings and good comfort foods. This is when our 80/20 rule of organic whole foods... 80% of the time and 20% of whatever foods probably gets a workout. Of course, no sugar is the better option and helps maintain our blood sugar and keeps our energy and vitality steady; but if there is any time of the year to use that 20%, it’s the holidays (a time to share a sweet treat with family and friends). But what if that 20% didn’t have to be so "whatever"? Keeping in line with nutrition, let's talk about sugar and so

Unlocking health benefits of Nuts and Seeds

Why we soak or sprout our nuts and seeds legumes and Grains. . . . . . . By Stephanie Brening, NTP Unlocking the benefits of nuts and seeds! By Stephanie Brening, NTP Nuts and seeds contain Phytic acid, which is an enzyme they utilize for survival and reproduction. Animals aid in the process by spreading this enzyme around and thus the circle of life carries on. Phytic acid is considered an anti-nutrient because it binds to many essential minerals (magnesium, calcium, zinc, copper, and iron in the intestines) and blocks them from being absorbed and redistributed to the rest of the body. You may have noticed that raw nuts and seeds can cause stomach pain and/or not fully digest. Consuming nut

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Stephanie Brening,  Nutritional Therapist Practitioner

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