Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

TOP 5 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that up to 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease and that the prevalence is rising. But what does it mean to have a compromised immune system and what can you do to prevent flares and new onset of disease?…

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Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole

OVERNIGHT EGGS BENEDICT CASSEROLE FOOD AS MEDICINE: This casserole makes a great main dish at any brunch or a make-ahead breakfast that can be reheated throughout the week and saves you the trouble of having to poach all those eggs! Eggs are a nutritionally dense food, providing about 7 grams of protein each, as well…

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Summer Ratatouille Recipe

SUMMER RATATOUILLE RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Local organic produce is picked at the peak of ripeness, ensuring the most flavor and is significantly more nutritious than conventionally grown produce on a micronutrient level. Ratatouille is a great way to bring together all the best local summer produce in a simple, one skillet dish. Eggplant, the…

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Stressed and Wired or Stressed and Tired?

STRESSED AND WIRED OR STRESSED AND TIRED? Cortisol has two primary functions: “Regulatory” – promoting the coordination of circadian events such as the sleep/wake cycle and food intake “Reactive” – providing the ability to react to, cope with, adapt to, and recover from stressful events and triggering episodes In a Regulatory mode, cortisol peaks in the…

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Beautifying Blend Smoothie Recipe

BEAUTIFYING BLEND SMOOTHIE RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Foods that Beautify include: fresh, fibrous, enzyme-rich plant foods that promotesoptimal organ function which in turn decreasesthe effects of aging to help you look more youthful and feel more vivacious! AVOCADO has healthy monounsaturated fat that moisturizes the skin. The fat also helps us absorb vitamins A, C, D, and…

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Stone Fruit Crisp

STONE FRUIT CRISP FOOD AS MEDICINE: Make the most out of summer fruit with this stone fruit crisp. Eating locally and in season ensures that our food is at both peak ripeness and peak nutrition when we eat it. Stone fruits such as peaches, nectarines and plums make their debut for just a few short…

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Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad Recipe

WATERMELON, CUCUMBER, AND FETA SALAD RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Stay hydrated this summer by choosing fresh fruits and veggies, which help to volumize our intake and create a feeling of fullness. Watermelon and cucumber both boast particularly high water content, which help to increase hydration while holding over our appetite and also providing a nice…

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Banana Bread Smoothie Recipe

BANANA BREAD SMOOTHIE RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: This smoothie is packed with folic acid, B vitamins, soluble fiber, plant sterols, anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats, immune supporting protein, and blood sugar regulation spice! Check out our blog on heart health to learn more! INGREDIENTS: ½ frozen banana 1/8 tsp vanilla extract 8oz almond milk, unsweetened 2…

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