Nutrition is Important at Every Age

Nutrition plays an essential role in maintaining the health of seniors. Inadequate nutrition results from poor quality food choices and/or inadequate calories, both which can contribute to low energy, muscle loss, malnutrition, and obesity. As we age, it’s common to have a reduced appetite. Your sense of taste and smell may also diminish which often [...]

New Year, New Recipe

  You love to cook but have no time? Or, do you want to cook but don't know where to begin? Try The Zen of Slow Cooking spice blends that make meal time easy. Your meals will be delicious and healthy with minimal effort. Each month, the Zen of Slow Cooking provides a delicious recipe [...]

Not Your Ordinary Chicken Soup

It's no myth that chicken soup truly heals the body (and soul). Maybe that's why this cold weather has me yearning for my rich and nutritious homemade soup. My favorite, incredibly easy to make soup base is bone broth. So, what is bone broth, and why is it beneficial? Let's start with the benefits which [...]

Beware of Misleading Food Labels

Do the health claims on the packages of grocery store food influence which product you'll buy? If so, you're not alone. Studies on consumer buying habits show that people are more likely to purchase those products with health claims even though the claims can be very misleading. What are some of the most misleading claims [...]

Time for a Gut Check

We all experience symptoms of digestive distress from time to time, but many of us who have chronic symptoms write them off as "that's just who I am. Frequent digestive symptoms include heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, bloating and gas. Actually, this is our bodies' way of alerting us that something isn't right. The use of medications [...]

Asparagus to Celebrate Spring

April is an ideal time to also do some spring cleaning in our bodies. The change of seasons brings more daylight and lighter foods to replace the richer, heavier foods of winter. Asparagus is a favorite springtime veggie packed with nutrients and fiber that help eliminate toxins. Try this simple recipe to get your detox going! [...]

Enhance Nutrition Featured In Natural Awakenings Magazine

Natural Awakenings Chicago, a magazine about healthy and sustainable living (mind, body and spirit), featured Marcy as a nutrition expert in its March issue. The feature provides a brief explanation of food sensitivity testing and the benefit in finding the healthy foods that may be toxic to you. Click here to read the article >> [...]

H-2-Oh, It’s So Important!

Humans can go without food for multiple weeks, but even one day without water can negatively impact health. Water helps nourish cells and tissues by transporting nutrients throughout the body; so just imagine how dehydration negatively affects the essential functions of the body. Additionally, water helps eliminate toxins. What’s more, water comprises 2/3 of the [...]

Chocolate Covered Health Benefits

That heart shaped box of chocolates really can provide you with some heart health benefits - if that chocolate contains cacao beans. These beans, which are actually the seeds within the cacao pod are a powerhouse of nutrients. Some of the nutrients include minerals (copper, iron, magnesium, and manganese), insoluble and soluble fiber, protein [...]

Mmm Mmm Good . . . for You!

  This bitter cold weather has me yearning for warm foods like homemade soup. My favorite, incredibly easy to make soup base is bone broth, which has an added benefit of being a healing food. So, what is bone broth, and why is it beneficial? Well, the list is long, but some of [...]