Choosing Juice: The pros and cons to juicing

By Meredith Sheldon | Photo by Sincerely Gone Photography Muscle pain, lethargy and body aches were everyday symptoms for Cherie Calbom. After endless doctor visits, she felt hopeless, struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Then, she tried juicing. After five days of drinking fruits and vegetables, Calbom, also known as the Juice Lady, expelled [...]

Beneficial Breakfast

By Claire Carlton, MS, RD, LD/N | Photo Courtesy of Claire Carlton We all know the old saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” In my nutrition practice, I find close to 50 percent of patients are non-breakfast eaters. Some are adamant about their refusal to eat breakfast and need a bit [...]

Back to Black: Is Activated Charcoal Actually Safe to Ingest?

By Claire Carlton, MS, RD, LD/N From black lemonade to charcoal lattes, activated charcoal has become a trendy addition to the menus of cafes and juice bars. This “black magic” has gained popularity due to its purported detoxing abilities, but does it really live up to its reputation? What is it? Activated charcoal is not [...]

Fabulous Figs

By Colleen McTiernan Hailing from one of the world’s oldest trees, the fig is often overlooked in American cuisine. While they are more commonly consumed dried, you can also find fresh figs when they are in season, which usually lasts from early summer to fall. With their sweet taste and chewy texture, they make for [...]

Sensational Seeds

By Claire Carlton It seems seeds are all the rage these days. From tiny chia seeds to larger pumpkin seeds, there are so many choices! Don’t let their tiny package fool you — seeds boast a host of health benefits and are full of nutrition. With numerous studies citing the health benefits of nuts and [...]