Articles | Diet & Nutrition + Healthy Recipes

Our office provides nutritional advice at whatever level you are in need of addressing. From simple weight loss routines, advice on diets to optimize health, treatment of disease or identify and eliminate food hypersensitivities, allergies and intolerances.


Kale Cherry Salad

Salad 1 cup cooked quinoa (1/2 cup uncooked) 1 bunch of kale 1/4 cup pecans 1/4 cup pitted cherries cut into quarters 1/4 cup caramelized red onion Dressing 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoon honey Salt and pepper to taste -Cook quinoa according to directions on package. -Whisk dressing ingredients together in […]

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Beet Rainbow

This tasty recipe is a perfect addition to any brunch, lunch, or dinner!             Ingredients Red and yellow beets Goat cheese Arugula Balsamic vinegar Sea salt   Directions Preheat oven to 425. Coat beets with oil, cover, and bake 40-50 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Peel and […]

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Comprehensive Blood Testing

With all the cleverly marketed supplements, fad diets and conflicting nutrition information available today, it can get confusing. Our office uses Diagnostic Testing (like blood work) to formulate vitamin and nutrient recommendations specific to YOUR body’s needs. No more guessing! These tests can also indicate if you’re progressing toward the development of a serious illnesses […]

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Allergy or Sensitivity? How to Tell the Difference

When any substance enters the body, it is recognized as either foreign or self. If the substance is tagged as foreign, the body’s immune system will shift into attack-mode to protect us. This becomes a problem when our immune system attacks something that is either not harmful or something we are often exposed to. Trees, […]

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Spice Up Your February With Aphrodisiac Foods

Spice Up Your February With Aphrodisiac Foods

Can foods really act as an aphrodisiac? Perhaps! The Cambridge World History of Food explains that throughout history, aphrodisiacs were sought out as a remedy for performance anxiety as well as increased fertility. We know that the food we eat has a direct effect on our health and well being, so why not our sexuality? […]

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Halloween Treat Alternatives

A few of us around the office are looking for a healthier, less sugar-filled way to celebrate Halloween with the kids: Keep a ‘treasure chest’ full of non-food items: glow sticks, bubbles, bouncy balls, creepy crawly things like plastic bugs, skeletons, and snakes…   Whole Foods and other grocery stores have nice small packaged snacks […]

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Pancakes for Dinner

Dr. Young has put together this savory twist on a household favorite: breakfast for dinner. Try this Tomato Pine Nut Topping instead of traditional butter and syrup. Dry Ingredients 2 C rice flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp xanthan gum Wet Ingredients 2 eggs (or egg replacer) […]

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Watermelon Feta Salad

Refreshing salad for a hot summer day. Here’s our version of the popular savory summer salad: Ingredients 5-6 C watermelon cubes 5+ chopped mint leaves 1/2 C feta cheese (we prefer goat’s or sheep’s) Mix and enjoy. OR, if you’re looking for a little more… Whisk the following into a dressing and pour evenly over […]

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Make your own pickles!

Dr. Young and her son make these throughout the summer. Try pickling various veggies depending on what’s growing! Don’t forget that you’ll need a tall (for pickle spears) glass jar with a tight fitting lid! Ingredients 3 T apple cider vinegar 2T water (I used a taller jar and needed about 5T) 1t salt 1T […]

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Cedar-Planked Salmon with Honey-Lime Dressing

Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon granulated garlic ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 large salmon fillet, with skin, 2 ½ to […]

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