Benefits Of Ancient Grains


July / September 2017

By Puja Kapoor, MS, RD, LD

We hear a lot these days about whole wheat and whole grains; now we’re also hearing about ancient grains. Ancient grains are a group of grains that have remained closest to the original form over time. This means they’ll have more fiber and protein compared to the refined grains because they’re less processed. The benefits of additional fiber and protein are vast, but to name a few, they aid in the regulation of blood glucose levels and lead to increased satiety, which is a factor in healthy weight management.

Let Food Be Your Medicine and Family Be Your Comfort!


April / June 2017

By Anisha Anand

We all love comfort food. But what is comfort food, exactly? The Oxford dictionary defines it is as “food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically having a high sugar or carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking.”



November / December 2016

By The Wellness Way, Clear Lake

Fresh Blueberry Pie

1 cup shredded dried coconut
2 cups raw macadamia nuts
1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
Dash cayenne pepper
1/3 cup pitted dates

3 cups blueberries, fresh, or frozen,
thawed, and drained
1/2 cup pitted dates
2 Teaspoons lemon juice
1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon

Healthy Grain Alternatives To Wheat


September / October 2016

By Dr. Angela Dagley

Doesn’t whole grain mean healthy? Aren’t we meant to have our diets consist of mainly grains? Not necessarily. What’s the deal with gluten? Why is gluten the villain all of a sudden?

The Benefits of Plants in the Fight Against Cancer

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June / July 2016

By Karen Spurgeon Welch, MD, ABFM

Cancer is both a most-feared and most-common disease of our time, with over 1.5 million new diagnoses in the United States expected in 2015. Upwards of one in three people in the United States can expect to receive a diagnosis at some point in their lifespan, leaving few who are untouched, personally, socially, or professionally by the disease. The patient and family experience is often one of helplessness and disempowerment, compelling a search for interventions that are within reach.