Functional Nutrition

Supplements: Worth the Money?

By Liz Abel, LDN, CNS, MS, MA I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for ten years, and I learned a lot about quality assurance and regulation during this time. Did you know that the supplement industry is not regulated? This is a pretty scary concept, considering it was a $36.1 billion dollar industry in 2017(1).… Continue reading Supplements: Worth the Money?

Functional Nutrition

Breaking Our Food Rules

By Liz Abel, LDN, CNS, MS, MA For most of our life, we’ve been bombarded by our parents, the media and food manufacturers about what to eat, how to eat and when to eat. Let’s expose some of the ‘food rules’ that we’ve formed (consciously or unconsciously) and actively decide which ones are worth breaking.… Continue reading Breaking Our Food Rules

Functional Nutrition

Fad Diets: Fact or Fiction?

By Liz Abel, LDN, CNS, MS, MA Here’s what we know about fad diets: they have a shelf life. They work for a period of time – as long as you are following the protocol – but as soon as you return to normal life, the symptoms that the fad diet had eradicated return. It's… Continue reading Fad Diets: Fact or Fiction?

Cooking with Essential Oils, Smoothies

Wild Tropical Smoothie

This Wild Tropical Smoothie is perfect for when you need some sunshine in your life! When making a smoothie, the possible combinations of fruit and essential oils are endless. This smoothie combines the yummy flavors of mangos, strawberries, and pineapples with the unique taste of Wild Orange essential oil. While many people diffuse Wild Orange essential oil to purify… Continue reading Wild Tropical Smoothie

cleaning

Non-Toxic All Purpose Cleaner

Did you know you can create a simple and inexpensive non-toxic cleaner from ingredients already in your home? This spray is not only safe on the environment, but safe for your family as well. Especially if you have little ones that like to stick their hands in their mouth all the time!! It's perfect for cleaning… Continue reading Non-Toxic All Purpose Cleaner