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How Safe is Your Sunscreen? Adult spraying sunscreen on child's back Read ingredient labels closely when buying a sunscreen. 7 Benefits to Drinking Less Caffeine-Containing Beverages 7 benefits to reducing caffiene

There are healthy ways to boost your energy without the jittery feeling from caffeine.  

Smoky Hot Vegan BBQ Sauce Healthy BBQ Sauce

A great addition to any BBQ, this sauce uses wholesome dates for an unusual, caramel-like sweetness and chipotle peppers for the smoky hotness!

Smoky Hot Vegan BBQ Sauce vegan BBQ sauce
Hard Facts About Nutrition for Men   Some of the best and simplest ways to stave off male reproductive dysfunction involve everyday diet and lifestyle habits. Brain Power Matcha Berry Smoothie matcha tea recipe Smoothies are a great way to pack a lot of nutrition into a cup. Try this version for a morning brain wake-me-up, or as an afternoon brain boost! Bustling with antioxidants, fibers, and healthy fats, this simple recipe will nourish your busy day. Soaking the walnuts makes them blend to a creamier texture and improve their digestibility. You can soak them overnight in a covered container in the fridge, so they will be ready in the morning. 5 Nutrition Myths Dietitians Wish You Would Just Forget With all of the misinformation out there, it’s hard to know what is true and where to get reliable information. It is important to get your nutrition information from an educated expert, like a Registered Dietitian Nutrition (RDN). Here are some of the common nutrition myths we see at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health (BCNH) and the science-based facts dispelling them. Roasted Beet Hummus roasted beet hummus
Five Foods That Are Good for Your Heart

February is the time to celebrate love and enjoy delectable foods, but it’s also Heart Month. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S.

Raw Chocolate Tartlets berry tartlet Bursting with flavor and heart-healthy nutrients, these tartlets offer a sweet and wholesome treat that you can feel great about! The combination of walnuts, avocados and coconut oil provide a great healthy fat profile, and those special phytochemicals in cocoa powder might help you fall in love with this recipe - or with someone you will be sharing it with... 4 Tips to Naturally Reduce Sugar Cravings Person's hand reaching for donut on a plate

The average American eats three times the recommendation of added sugar each day.

3 Ways to Improve Gut Health with Whole Foods Healthy Gut
5 Common Household Toxins to Avoid Chemicals in our environment are linked to myriad illnesses. As you go about your spring cleaning this year, consider these five sources of toxicity. “The most important thing you can do to prevent illness from chronic exposure to chemicals is to stop the exposure,” says John Hibbs, ND, who teaches environmental medicine and toxicology at Bastyr University. Making your Health a Priority is the Biggest Trend of 2021 New Year New You

 After the countless banana bread and sourdough loafs made in 2020, it seems as if everyone is ready to cleanse into the new year.

Morning Vitality Smoothie morning vitality smoothie A nutrient-dense breakfast can provide sustained energy and brain power to get you through the day. Dark leafy greens, high quality fats and high-power antioxidants make this drink a great option to bank great nutrition in one powerful drinkable meal. Healthy Sleep Habits

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Carrot Ginger Soup bowl of carrot soup with a bunch if carrots 5 Tips for Prediabetes prediabetes health

November is Diabetes Awareness month and we are excited to share some tips to help reduce and regulate your blood sugar levels.

New Formulas from the Botanical Medicine Lab tincture with flowers All ingredients can be purchased at the Bastyr Dispensary! Seven Herbs to Support Immunity Glass teacup with tea and chamomile flowers.

In light of the current outbreak of the Coronavirus, we wanted to support you and your family in staying healthy this winter in whatever way we can! You should certainly be following all the current guidelines your local and state health departments put forward, but we can also make sure we are at our healthiest to support our body and immune system! In addition to healthy lifestyle practices — including a sensible diet, exercise, enough sleep and low stress — many common herbs can keep our immunity strong through the cold and flu season.

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad potato salad The beloved Summer picnic salad gets a healthy – and green makeover! Using avocados instead of mayo makes a delicious creamy dressing packed with nutrients that you can feel good about! Should the Time of year Impact your Produce Buying Decisions? Fresh, local produce Have you ever wondered how to reduce the carbon footprint of your diet? Seasonality of produce is a good place to start. Meal Delivery Kits: Convenience, Conservation, or Both? Person opening delivery box of food holding a tomato Although environmental critics are disturbed by increased packaging and emissions in  meal delivery kits, current research suggests that the environmental impact from grocery store prepared meals may actually be greater. 5 Superfoods to Eat while Nursing Parent holding and nursing a baby How can you nourish your body during nursing? Here are five nutritional powerhouses that will help you get the necessary nutrients while nursing.  
5 Nutrition Myths Dietitians Wish You Would Just Forget  Manilla folder with myths written on it

With all of the misinformation out there, it’s hard to know what is true and where to get reliable information. It is impor

Immune Support Soup Ginger The warming qualities of ginger can help heat you from the inside-out, making it an ideal ingredient for immune-support foods. Boost your Immunity Naturally In light of the current outbreak of the Corona virus, we wanted to support you and your family in staying healthy this winter in whatever way we can! You should certainly be following all the current guidelines your local and state health departments put forward, but we can also make sure we are at our healthiest to support our body and immune system! Powerful Plants to Boost Immunity During Cold & Flu Season Elderberry and Echinacea plants and teas

Are your co-workers and friends getting sick? Worried you’ll be next? Luckily, there are ways to boost your immune system and reduce the chances of getting sick – herbs. 

Are Canned Vegetables as Healthy as Fresh?   View above an open can of tomatoes Master of Science in Nutrition grad, Jodi Gamble, shares some insight on what you gain and lose from eating canned vegetables verses fresh. Make the Switch to Alternative Sweeteners

Are you cutting back on white sugar? There are plenty of other natural sweeteners that you can use instead!