Category Archives: Foods for Wellness

Quick and Easy Gluten-Free recipes

Minestrone Warming and delectable. 1 jar prepared, or 3 cups of homemade pasta sauce 3 cups of vegetable or chicken broth 1 cup chopped carrots 2 cups cooked pinto or black beans 1 ½ cups chopped crimini or Portobello mushrooms … Continue reading

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Following a Gluten-Free Diet

Why Gluten-Free? The incidence of Gluten intolerance (Celiac Disease) and Gluten-sensitivity is on the rise. Celiac Disease (a genetic, auto-immune gluten allergy) is only one type of gluten intolerance. As Naturopathic Physicians, we would like to argue that many of … Continue reading

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Super Juices: Should You Drink Them?

I’m sure you all have been hearing the buzz about the amazing healing properties of fruit juices from around the world. These nutrient dense products have been touted to do anything from cure cancer to improve libido. We wanted to … Continue reading

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Understanding Intestinal Permeability or ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’

This month Dr. Bowen helps us understand Intestinal Permeability aka Leaky Gut.Intestinal health is key to leading a healthy and pain-free existence. The intestines are comprised of semi-permeable barriers that determine which nutrients get absorbed into the bloodstream and which … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating 101

When people tell me that they have a “healthy diet” I have come to realize that this means very different things for different people. I have decided to use this monthly newsletter to outline some good (yet practical) guidelines for … Continue reading

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Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Tarragon Walnut Oil Vinaigrette ¼ cup minced shallots 3 Tablespoons tarragon-white vinegar 4 Tablespoons chopped fresh Tarragon 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard 1 Teaspoon roasted walnut oil Salt and Pepper. In a medium bowl, whisk shallots, tarragon, vinegar and Dijon mustard. … Continue reading

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Oils: The Good, The Bad and The Essential

The news is rife with talk of trans-fats, monounsaturated fats, which fats to eat, which to avoid, etc… My goal this month is to provide some clarity about oils. Which are therapeutic and why, and which sources are the right … Continue reading

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Sugar and Sugar Substitutes

I support reduction of sugar in the diet but want to offer some sound alternatives to sugar and explain more about why we crave sugar and how to combat these cravings. Many sugar alternatives are down right dangerous, others are … Continue reading

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Milk Alternatives Are Not Created Equal

In this months newsletter Dr. Bowen discusses Milk Substitute alternatives.In the quest to find the perfect milk alternative I have decided to put together this short and simple guide to determining the advantages and drawbacks of several milk alternatives. More … Continue reading

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Focus On Nutrition: Fiber

In this article Dr. Bowen discusses Fiber types and their benefits. Fiber is a complex carbohydrate, which means that it takes more work for the body to break this type of carbohydrate down into sugar. In contrast, simple sugars such … Continue reading

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