Healthy Living & Wellness Articles

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Posted on Mar 8th, 2017 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

Not all diets are created equal. And at the same time, one diet may work great for Tom and Sally, but not be optimal for Julie's health. And maybe…

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Nourishing Vegetable Broth

Posted on Mar 10th, 2017 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

No matter the time of year, broth is a perfect food. It's warming. Refreshing. Practical and easy. Plus it's good for gut healing - a bonus! I…

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What Keeps Me from Ditching My Vitamins

Posted on Mar 30th, 2017 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

Ideally, our foods should contain all the nutrients humans need to thrive; however, there are so many factors that impact nutrient availability from…

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It’s Also About How We Eat, Not Just What We Eat

Posted on May 8th, 2017 - By Amy Spindel - 1 Comment

Fast food. Drive through. Eat on the go. Americans don't often take the time to stop and eat. While multitasking during meals may save us a few…

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How We Digest Our Food

Posted on Jul 26th, 2017 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

Food not only tastes good, but provides our bodies with an energy source to function. In order to be converted to energy, the meals we eat must…

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Healthful Eating on a Budget

Posted on Oct 5th, 2017 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

Being on a limited grocery budget doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthfully! Here are some tips and tricks to make your dollars go further while…

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Omega Fatty Acids and Inflammation

Posted on Oct 18th, 2017 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

Omega Fatty Acids and Inflammation Omega fatty acids are found in the unsaturated fats that we eat. There are omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9…

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Roasted Sunchokes with Creamy Lemon Sauce

Posted on Nov 6th, 2017 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

During the early fall growing up in NJ, I remember a raised garden bed at my parents' house that was full of tall stalks dotted with bright yellow…

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Alternatives to TMJ Treatments

Posted on Apr 15th, 2019 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

unsplash-logo Umanoide Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction impacts over 10 million Americans, causing pain, popping, or clicking in the…

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What Constitutes a “Healthy Diet”?

Posted on May 1st, 2019 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

Recently I was asked, “What do you consider a healthy diet?” A “healthy diet" will look slightly different for each person, but as a general…

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Using (and evaluating) research to determine a healthy diet

Posted on May 15th, 2019 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

“How do you reconcile all the conflicting info, “studies,” and media headlines that come out practically every day, with changing information…

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Posted on May 22nd, 2019 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

“How do you maintain a healthy diet on a budget? Spending $200 a week on groceries is exhausting (worth it but not everyone can afford…

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The Standard American Diet, Depression, and Anxiety

Posted on May 29th, 2019 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

Diet is a top driver of disease in the US, and mental health imbalances are no exception to this. Did you know that the standard American diet has…

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To Gluten or Not to Gluten…That is the Question…

Posted on Nov 10th, 2019 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

We can't digest it. It's irritating to the gut. It's hybridized beyond our body's recognition, so looks like an alien spaceship to our immune system.…

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Elderberry Syrup is Not a Daily Supplement, and What to Use Instead

Posted on Jan 6th, 2020 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

Many mommy bloggers, Facebook group followers, and even some holistic health practitioners often recommend taking 1 teaspoon elderberry syrup daily…

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The Other, Co-Occurring Virus and How to Prevent It

Posted on Apr 8th, 2020 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

Hint: It’s not toilet-paper-hoarding disorder. While I’ve been spending the bulk of my COVID-19 self-quarantine time at home with my family,…

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Keep Slim & Trim with Domino Sugar Menus

Posted on Apr 26th, 2020 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

It wasn't meant to be provocative.  After all, the folks in 1954 cared just as much about weight loss as we do in 2020, and they…

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Root Causes of Why You’re Feeling Down in the Dumps

Posted on May 22nd, 2020 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

And it's not due to COVID. As Mental Health Awareness Month 2020 draws near the end, let's talk about depression. Depression is defined as a…

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Getting Salty

Posted on Jul 9th, 2020 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

My clients often hear me say, "Eat the rainbow," and this is just as true for salt as it is for fruits and veggies.  When we hear "sodium,"…

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Back to School? Back to Basics…

Posted on Aug 17th, 2020 - By Amy Spindel - 0 Comments

Somehow, suddenly summer is coming to an end and many of our children and their teachers will be returning to their school…

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