Quinoa: Supergrain / Superfood Ancient Inca warriors believed quinoa increased their stamina, so it shouldn’t be surprising that modern-day nutritionists consider it a superfood. While it is actually a seed, it’s prepared and eaten much like rice and other grains. All three types — red, black, and white — are essentially equivalent in their nutritional…

The ADHD – Diet Connection Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): an abnormal defect of moral control in otherwise high functioning children. Two generations ago that was the definition and the belief. Today, we know better. And we know more. Lots more. What is ADHD? Today, ADHA is viewed as a multifaceted condition triggered by varying behavioral,…

Dr. Alesha Maury WHO GRAVITATES TOWARDS ME FOR HELP? * The student who is struggling to do her work and wants to get involved on campus * The homemaker who is functioning at half capacity and feels like a failure * The career-focused woman barely maintaining at work due to a sluggish body/mind * The…

WHY I DO WHAT I DO AT EQUIPPED FOR HEALTH Most people naturally think that my health problems are what lead me to go into the field of naturopathic medicine. This actually isn’t the case. Here is my story: I was born in Dallas (Go Texas!), and was there until the end of elementary school. …

Trace Minerals: Essential to a Healthy Body From the hair on your head to the bones that support you and the blood that runs through you, your body relies on minerals for optimal health. Minerals are broken into two categories: macrominerals and trace minerals. Since the body cannot make minerals, we must get them from…

Health Benefits of Filtered Water Most people know very little about the quality of the water they use. Even those of us who recognize the potential health risks in tap water often choose cost-effectiveness and convenience over superior quality. Searching for information about your local water quality and how to improve it can make you…

Peach Spinach Chia Smoothie Recipe Sip-for-delicious-sip, except for the color, you’ll hardly notice the spinach in this green smoothie. Frozen peaches create a slushy-sweet base further enhanced by apple juice. Chia seeds give an energizing boost to this yummy low-cal and nutrient rich beverage. Perfectly refreshing after a long workout. Ingredients 1 1/2 c. frozen…

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) A European culinary favorite, Stinging Nettle’s spinach-like greens are remarkably nutritious. One cup of Nettle is abundant in calcium, iron and zinc, and contains ample amounts of magnesium, copper, selenium and potassium plus vitamins A and C. A well-established remedy in Western herbal medicine, Stinging Nettle provides relief for a wide…

Chia Seeds: Tiny Powerhouse Chia seeds were prized by ancient cultures as a source of sustainable energy. In fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for strength. A tiny nutrition powerhouse, Chia is rich in dietary fiber and contains significant amounts of minerals and vitamins. One ounce of them provides calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus…

H2O: Elixir of Health and Vitality Water. We can’t live without it. Literally. It comprises about 70% of adult body weight and even more for infants and children. Essential to every cell in the body, water helps to . . . maintain normal temperature through sweating and respiration regulate thirst and appetite transport nutrients in…

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