Articles & Recipes

Here you’ll find a variety of articles on health issues involving nutrition, exercise, general wellbeing, medical testing and research, and of course recipes!

 

Lectins

Lectins are proteins that bind to carbohydrates. They cause interference with the absorption of nutrients, cause indigestion and bloating, and cause issues with metabolism. How does this happen? Lectin cannot be digested in the small intestine, therefore it can...

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Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are part of the nightshade family and can be in hues of red, orange, yellow, and green. High in antioxidants that prevent oxidative stress that can cause cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. Vitamin A can help maintain eye health....

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Polenta-Stuffed Kabocha Squash

Serves 12 as a side dish Ingredients 2 2½- to 3-pound kabocha squash 4 tbs organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, divided 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 tbs organic grass-fed butter 2 cups finely chopped yellow onion ¼ cup fresh sage, minced, plus more for...

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Sage

Sage is an annual herb that is in season from May to mid November in Missouri. It has soft, gray/green leaves and has a savory taste. Antioxidant power: rosmarinic acid (a polyphenol) is easily absorbed in the digestive tract and reduces inflammation. Flavonoids,...

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Chews Your Health + VÍOS PHYTE

Chews Your Health and VÍOS PHYTE have teamed up to offer a super green supplement to promote overall health. PHYTE contains local Midwest, organic, and whole-food cereal grasses that contain essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins. PHYTE cereal grasses...

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Lycopene

Lycopene is the “red” color found in tomatoes. It is a carotenoid (bright color found in fruits and vegetables) and phytonutrient (nutrient found in plants which helps the process of photosynthesis). It is an essential antioxidant that can help protect against free...

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes are in the nightshade family and contain many varieties such as cherry, Roma, green, yellow, heirloom and beefsteak. They are categorized as a fruit, not a vegetable, but have a slightly sweet and acidic taste. In mid-Missouri, tomatoes should be planted from...

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Mushroom and Leek Barley Risotto

4 Servings. Option to make vegetarian with substitution of vegetable broth. Ingredients 2 tbs organic cold-pressed olive oil 3 large leeks, chopped 8 oz crimini, white button, or portabella mushrooms, sliced 1 cup uncooked pearl barley 1 tsp Himalayan salt 1/4 tsp...

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PREbiotics

PREbiotics are a type of insoluble fiber that travels through the gut without being completely broken down. Prebiotics are fermented in the colon by microflora (bacteria and microorganisms that live in the digestive tract) and are used for food for PRObiotics (“good”...

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Oven Braised Artichokes

Serves 4     Cook time: 40 minutes Ingredients ¼ cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice Zest from one lemon ¼ cup filtered water, organic vegetable broth, or bone broth A few sprigs of fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 3 minced garlic cloves...

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Artichokes

Artichokes are from the Mediterranean. Common varieties are globe (ranging from medium, tennis ball size, to large) and the baby artichoke (same as the globe, but picked closer to the ground and smaller). The “heart” of the artichoke is the tender bud of the flower...

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Grilled Herbed Eggplant

Serves as a side dish for 4. Ingredients 2 Medium globe eggplants ⅓ cup of Organic, Cold-Pressed Olive oil ¼ cup Sweet onion, minced ¼ cup Italian parsley, minced 2 Cloves of garlic, minced Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste Himalayan salt Instructions Slice...

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Eggplant

Eggplant is part of the nightshade family, and is grown in Missouri late June through mid-October. It has many varieties such as: graffiti, Italian, fairy tale, Chinese, Thai, white, Indian, and little green. Their flesh is spongy with a thick skin. Brain cell...

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