Integrative Health and Medicine

Integrative Health and Medicine

Health Tech Savvy at any Age

Can you easily be health tech savvy, no matter your age? If you are one of the estimated more than 237 million Americans with a smartphone, you already are and you may not even know it! While many tech developers are racing to create apps which are potentially habit-forming and may actually modify your brain in negative ways, there are others who are finding new, creative ways of building technology to help your health.

Integrative Health and Medicine, Nutrition

How to Make Food Your “Farmacy” for Optimal Health

Research continues to show how important our food is for the maintenance of our health and for disease prevention. Evidence exists showing that most of the common diseases we face such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and obesity are directly linked to dietary factors. Perhaps even more importantly, life expectancy overall is greater in those who have healthy diets.

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Bioavailability: Using the Food We Eat In the Body We Have (Part Two)

In this sense ‘bioavailability’ refers to the degree nutrients are available based on a person’s digestion and absorption mechanisms. But did you know that the nutrients in our meals can also have varying degrees of bioavailability depending on how food is prepared, whether eaten raw or combined with other foods? For example, vitamins and minerals in leafy greens like spinach, chard and kale are more or less bioavailable depending on whether they are eaten cooked or raw.

Integrative Health and Medicine, Nutrition

RECIPE: Power Pumpkin Proatmeal

Prep time: 15 minute  Total Cooking Time: 6-8 hours (overnight), 20 minutes (instant)  Servings: 4

Ingredients:

2 cups Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats OR Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flakes OR buckwheat flakes 1 TBSP organic buckwheat groats 2 TBSP chia seeds 1 TBSP flax seeds 1 TBSP hemp hearts or seeds 1 can organic pumpkin 2 TBSP organic vanilla protein powder 4 cups unsweetened almond,