Entries by Karen

Digestive Issues and How to Tell if it is an Issue with Casein or Lactose

Is Casein Or lactose Causing Your Digestive Problems? Many people assume that if they experience gas or bloating and pain after consuming dairy that they are lactose intolerant. This may not always be the case.  This can occur for other reasons as well.  A lactose intolerance usually affects just the digestive system while a casein […]

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Use These Herbs for Perimenopause and Menopausal Symptoms

11 Herbs for Menopause and Perimenopause Around the age of 40 women begin perimenopause and the transition to menopause.  During this time levels of estrogen, progesterone and the androgens fluctuate.  Your body will spend years gradually and naturally going through this process. This transition can last 5 to 10 years and for some up to […]

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Increase of Arsenic in a Gluten Free Diet

Going Gluten Free The Increase of Arsenic in a Gluten Free Diet By Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, BCHN, Herbalist   You may opt to go gluten free for various health reasons.  Avoiding gluten means avoiding gluten containing grains which are wheat, rye, barley, and spelt (and oats if it does not say gluten free).  Many […]

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Ginger: 12 Reasons Why You Should Be Consuming This Herb

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) 12 Reasons Why You Should Be Consuming It The underground portion of ginger is used.  The flesh of ginger may be white, yellow or red depending on the variety.  It has a light brownish skin. It has a aromatic, pungent and spicy smell and taste.  Ginger has been used for thousands of […]

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Stop the Mental Health Madness in our Youth: Here is How

Stop the Mental Health Madness in Our Youth Here is How You Can Help Your Child Our children are getting diagnosed earlier and more often with mental health issues and some are placed on medication for these disorders as early as three years of age.  What are we missing? Could Nutrition Education Help One’s Emotional […]

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7 Reasons to Add this Booster Food into your Diet: Nutritional Yeast

Why You Should Add this Booster Food to your Daily Meals: Nutritional Yeast By Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, BCHN®, Herbalist Nutritional Yeast: What is it?   It is not a plant nor animal food but rather a fungus like mushrooms.  It is a good addition to a vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free and dairy free […]

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Millet and Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower Mash with Millet By Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, BCHN ®, Herbalist While many think of millet as a grain it is actually a seed.  For that reason, I wonder if it should be included in the paleo diet plan.  This is a twist on cauliflower rice. This recipe was also very simple and quick […]

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Millet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie

Millet Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanut Butter By Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, Herbalist, BCHN ® A sweet treat to have on occasion that is gluten free but also does not contain brown rice flour.  Many GF products contain brown rice flour which is high in arsenic so it is best to limit the amount of […]

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Top 3 Foods to Eat Every Day

3 Foods You Should Eat Every Day and Reasons Why   Cruciferous Vegetables   This includes broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli sprouts, kale, bok choy, These vegetables contain sulforaphane which is known for its anti-cancer properties. Sulforaphane may have anti-depressant and anti-anxiety properties This compound in cruciferous vegetables may also reduce inflammation and pain […]

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