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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

Am I getting enough sleep?

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!

Is it a Food Allergy, Intolerance, or Sensitivity? gut health and digestive issues Do you ever experience stomach pain, bloating, gas or diarrhea after eating and wonder why? These are just a few of the symptoms that are related to a food allergy, intolerance or sensitivity. Prebiotics vs. Probiotics fermented foods Do you know the difference the one letter in these words make? Here is an insight into how this dynamic duo works in coordination to help keep your gut biome happy and your body healthy. 8 Non-Organic Produce Items to Buy Bag of vegetables on a table

Are you struggling to eat organic because the price tag leaves a big hole in your wallet? Fortunately, some fruits and vegetables contain less pesticide than others. Save your money next time you are out grocery shopping by going conventional on these 8 foods.

Five Fats for Thought Walnuts and a brain Did you know that nearly one in five Americans suffer from some sort of mental health illness (MHI)? .In fact, mental illness is the leading cause of disability and a cofactor to multiple chronic diseases worldwide. Therefore, it is no surprise that MHI is a hefty economic, social and health burden.     Heart Beet Donuts Plate of donuts with white frosting and pink sprinkles This healthier doughnut contains no artificial colors or refined sugars! Beet juice gives it the vibrant pink color, plus extra nutrients such as folate and fiber. These vegan doughnuts are a treat for the taste buds and the eyes! Melon, Mint and Lime Sorbet Melon, Mint and Lime Sorbet There's no need to look at ingredient labels when you make your own sorbet! Try this recipe that combines sweet honeydew melon with tangy lime and the freshness as mint, which also was used as the "Cold Amuse" at the 2016 final dinner presented by Bastyr University students graduating from the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Culinary Arts program. Read more about the annual event in the article Culinary Prowess on Display at Final Dinner, including links to some of the other recipes. 4 Mindful Eating Tips Bag of fruits and veggies with piggy bank

The internet abounds with lists of healthful foods to eat while sticking to a budget.

Do We Really Need Insoluble Fiber? Close up of wheat in wheat field

Fiber. We've all heard about how we need more of it, but how important is it really to our health?

5 Nutrition & Lifestyle Tips to Improve Male Fertility  Father and child playing

Infertility is an issue affecting both men and women.

Hard Facts About Nutrition for Men   Dad eating watermelon with children by the pool Some of the best and simplest ways to stave off male reproductive dysfunction involve everyday diet and lifestyle habits. Hummus Flatbread Pizza hummus flatbread pizza This vegetarian version of pizza is a great way to fill up on heart friendly fiber from legumes and whole wheat flour.  The love is further enhanced by colorful vegetables which provide a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  Nurture affection during the cooking process of this recipe and share it with your loved ones as an entrée or snack.This vegetarian version of pizza is a great way to fill up on heart friendly fiber from legumes and whole wheat flour.  The love is further enhanced by colorful vegetables which provide a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  Nurture affection during the cooking process of this recipe and share it with your loved ones as an entrée or snack.
Post-Workout Smoothie Bowl Green smoothie bowl with cinnamon and bananas Optimize your workouts and muscle gains with this post-workout smoothie bowl recipe!  Tempeh Summer Rolls Plate of tempeh summer rolls and dipping sauce These tempeh summer rolls are healthy, adaptable, and make a wonderful light dinner, lunch, or appetizer. Make them with your favorite vegetables and herbs, and serve with a creative dipping sauce!