Category Archives: Nutrition

An Unconventional Recipe

Sometimes the sweetest meals are created at whim. I had originally found it at a local farmer’s market.  A spaghetti squash almost rolled right off the rack at me, and I knew it was time to experiment.  I had never purchased, baked, or eaten a spaghetti squash before, but had recently seen it as the […]

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The Pediatric Disease with Geriatric Consequences: Osteoporosis

Close to a quarter of those who have a hip fracture due to brittle, porous bones (part of what defines osteoporosis) will die within a year.  It is generally thought to be a disease of the elderly, but can strike at any age, and, as we start losing bone in our mid-30’s, it is a […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Bone Health Longevity Nutrition Physical Activity Supplementation Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Antioxidative Power

Free radicals come from the environment in the form of sunlight, radiation, x-rays, pesticides, and solvents. Free radicals are also produced in our bodies during natural chemical reactions, such as the cellular production of energy. There is no area of the body left unaffected by free radicals.  These nasty scavengers can destroy the inner lining […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Longevity Nutrition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Zucchini Pancakes

I’m venturing out in the world of cooking: having grown tired of grains, I’ve decided to attempt a grain-free pancake. Nutritional plans that exclude grains from the diet are gaining more recognition as we’re rocked by a diabetes epidemic, have far too much adipose tissue bulging over our belts, and are chronically dealing with gastrointestinal complaints.  Both […]

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Energizing Get-Up-&-Go! Smoothie Recipe

Using a Magic Bullet or blender, combine the following and blend until smooth: 1/4 cup nuts/seeds (can be any nut of your choosing or a combo – I used what I had on hand: walnuts & pumpkin seeds) 1/3 ripe avocado Cover with milk (organic vanilla soy, almond, rice, hemp, coconut milk, etc.)   Next, […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Nutrition Organic Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Healing Nutrients – Recovering from Injury

Inflammation is a powerful process that our body uses to heal injuries, fight infections, and deal with damaged cells and debris. The five cardinal signs of inflammation are redness, swelling, warmth, pain and tenderness.  Inflammation in the acute stage is beneficial to help heal tissue injury, but, it is when it becomes chronic that we […]

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Food Allergy Testing

Two of the antibodies involved in allergic reactions are immunoglobulin E (IgE) and immunoglobulin G (IgG). IgE antibody production occurs right after ingestion or inhalation of an allergen (ie. a child eats a peanut and has an anaphylactic reaction), and is called a Type I immediate hypersensitivity reaction.  On the other hand, IgG antibodies are […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Immunity & Inflammation Nutrition Skin Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , : | Comment

Arsenic & Lead in AJ!

Wow.  Just when we thought we were safe to feed our children good ol’ apple & grape juice… Along comes a frightening new report showing levels of arsenic and lead are above the “safe limits” (read: there are no safe limits!) in common brands of apple and grape juice. Surprisingly, organic juices were no better. […]

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Food Matters

“A New Way to See Food” is an interesting documentary that I’ve stumbled upon which illuminates the importance of eating well.  The full documentary can be viewed online at the above link. Find out: why at least 51% of your meal should be raw, not cooked how soil depletion has led to chronic malnourishment which […]

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Down With GMO

Source: Court rules organic farmers can sue conventional, GMO farmers whose pesticides ‘trespass’ and contaminate their fields Purveyors of conventional and genetically-modified (GM) crops — and the pesticides and herbicides that accompany them — are finally getting a taste of their own legal medicine. Minnesota’s Star Tribune has reported that the Minnesota Court of Appeals […]

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