How we cook our veggies is very important. Many people are still consuming mainly steamed vegetables. That is what most of us were taught. I believed it until I came across an amazing nutritionist and teacher in the mid 90s. This teacher had us do an “experiment” and pour the water left in the bottom of the pan after steaming veggies into the soil of our house plants. After a few weeks I had the healthiest plants ever! Most of the nutrients in vegetables are lost in that water that we usually throw away. We are left with bland tasting kinda mushy boring fiber. This is why people like to drench veggies in butter. It tastes better. When you are being “good” and eat those veggies plain with no added fats you still lose out cuz the fat soluble nutrients like vitamin A, D, E etc.. NEED some healthy fats in order for us to effectively absorb into our cells and utilize them correctly! (What the??🤦♂️) yes it’s true. You actually get MORE nutrition from your veggies if you eat them with some fat. A study in the “Journal of Nutrition” showed that avocado added to salads significantly increased the absorption of fat soluble nutrients vs those who are it plain!! The same with nonfat vs low-fat salad dressing! And more fat did not equal higher absorption. It’s best to use healthy fats (I usually recommend 5 to 15 gs per meal) and I like to lightly sautée them in water and then add a small amount of olive or coconut oil, sea salt and natural spices like @traderjoes 21 seasoning salute once the veggies are hot but still crispy. It works for raw or cooked and your family will eat MORE veggies bc it tastes so much better. Win win! #nutritionhacks#clinicalnutritionist#cleaneating#functionalnutrition#julikeenenutritionist#personalizeddiet#customdiet
NUTRITION BS! So much of the information out there on nutrition is inaccurate. Even if it’s not inaccurate it can be really confusing right?? Low carb, low fat, fat free, Ketogenic, GAPS, FODMAPS, SCD, low oxolate, low phenols, low salicylate, high protein, vegan, blood type diet, macros, intermittent fasting etc. the list is nauseating... the truth is NO DIET is right for every body. 😧
Each of us has our own unique biochemistry, health history, lifestyle (including what we eat, medications, supplements, sleep, activity level etc), genetics and preferences. All of this needs to be taken into account when trying to figure out what to eat and when and how much. There are guidelines that help like the snarky one above but sometimes even my most diligent patients feel WORSE when we “clean up” their diet! Why? Many possible reasons: food sensitivities, chemical food reactions, genetic SNP issues like inability to detox certain compounds correctly. Don’t believe the latest fad or diet trend. Just because it worked for them it may not for you. Cutting sugar and processed foods and eating more clean protein and healthy fats are a great place to start. If you eat mainly protein, healthy fats, seeds, nuts, fruits and veggies and still don’t feel great then you probably need some specialty lab testing and a great clinician to guide you. I wish there was a book I could recommend for this. #julikeenenutritionist#clinicalnutritionist since 1996
This little snippet of listening goodness from our in-house clinical nutritionist Sara will have you learning alot about your gut health. You can grab the link from Sara's bio @wholenourishment or book an appointment with Sara online at activatept.com.au
Throwback!!an old click was clicked with Samsung Cham 😂😂😂 in 2012 during my Hospital Internship 😌 the only thing I like in the picture my hair!!its just half that you can see half is another side 😬 why I am telling you all this wait telling you 🎤because during my internship I got diagnosis with Anemia my Hb came down 13.6 to 7.3 😒and I saw too much hair fall !! 😪 Yup low iron deficiency can cause severe hair fall !! I experienced!! 😥 So watch over it 👈so if you are going through sever hair fall,you need to include foods are high in protein,vitamins like A,C E and Iron in your diet for healthy hair !! Spinach,sweet potatoes carats roasted black gram and jaggery are good sources for all above nutrients!! So don't wait just go for it ✌️#nutrition#healthytalk#healthyfood#womanbeauty#hairfall#beautifullhair#longhair#clinicalnutritionist #
1st lecture - so much already!
Love Dr. Russell Jaffe. " You are what you eat, drink, think and do"
8 predictive biomarkers to measure for longevity. "Add life to years and years to life". #lovewhatido#clinicalnutritionist
Noticing the change of season upon us! Starting your workout before the sun has fully risen is a peaceful way to begin the fall day. With most of the city still asleep you can feel the calmness in the city. A morning workout is a great way to improve cortisol levels, hormones, and boost brain function, while feeling more energized and level headed throughout the day - all while keeping in mind proper nutrition and other lifestyle factors. What's your choice of exercise today?
I don't get angry with the people who is not mine,their monkey tricks can't touch my strong mind 😏. and I never make angry to the people I love ❤️ even million mistakes of their can't change my heart !!! Sweet as sugar 😌hard as ice 😈 you hurt me once and I will forgive you twice 🤗 !!! This morning feeling bit sleepy 😴 #onduty#lifeofmedico#clinicalnutritionist#thoughtofthemorning
Making dietary changes can often be overwhelming, painful and emotional! It’s slow-going and sometimes you wonder if you are getting anywhere or doing the right things for your health. I’m a licensed, clinical nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner and I’d love to guide and direct you on this journey so you don’t have to look at the calendar turning over one more year knowing that you didn’t keep that promise to yourself. You know the one: “I’m going to eat better!” Join me for an 8 week group nutrition class that will optimize your diet and nutrition and leave you with a well-nourished, resilient body in which to live! The cost is $350 and you can register at my website (in comments). Click on ‘Group Nutrition Classes’.
A friend of mine posted this picture - I love it! Bananas convert 'resistant starch' to more available (and sweeter) SUGARS as they ripen. So number 15 will have the highest sugar concentration and will go directly toward serum glucose levels. However, the bananas that have some greenish streaks will be the highest in resistant starches. These compounds feed bacteria in your colon - this is generally a good thing!! If those bananas are getting too ripe and you can't get to them all, just store them in the freezer to toss into your smoothies! Don't even bother peeling them, they thaw within minutes and you can easily remove the peel and cut them into chunks!
All the #FridayFeels from @christinalivwood - SMACK! in house Clinical Nutritionist and Director of Public Relation(ship)s®. Check out this sweet Mint Chocolate 🍫 Chip Smoothie to kick off your weekend: •1/4 cup of spinach leaves •1/2 cup of frozen zucchini • 20 mint leaves • 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk • 1 scoop @paleoproproducts Ancient Cacao flavor • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract • Splash of vanilla extract • Squirt of raw honey to sweeten • Raw cacao nibs • About 10 ice cubes
✨Pulse in food processor and then put in ice cream machine, or just freeze for as long as you can wait!✨
Brussels sprouts didn't used to be a favorite. In fact when I was younger I would avoid it like the plague! However, this now extremely scrumptious cruciferous veggie is a weekly favorite in our house. Knowing how to properly cook it has been amazingly satisfying on my taste buds. Brussels sprouts provide many important health benefits, such as, plenty of antioxidants, helping to fight cancer and heart disease, restoring healthy digestion, and alkalizing the body. Similar to other leafy greens and cruciferous veggies, Brussels sprouts also have a good amount of protein for a vegetable. One-cup of Brussels sprouts contains a high amount of vitamin C and vitamin K, in addition to providing plenty of folate, potassium, B vitamins, manganese and loads of other nutrients. Cruciferous vegetables including Brussels sprouts are associated with a lower risk of cancer because they protect against free radical damage, or oxidative stress, and DNA-mutation. It's the wonderful sulfur-containing compounds called sulforaphane which gives cruciferous veggies their cancer-fighting abilities, in addition to their distinct smell and sometimes bitter taste! Though cooking with coconut oil, bacon, broth and spices provides a nice flavor all will enjoy. When was the last time you enjoyed Brussels sprouts?
The forgotten superfood, treasured for thousands of years for its powerful health-promoting properties, is a natural source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Usually, it’s the leaves of the basil plant that get all the love, but it’s the seeds that contain all the concentrated nutrients needed to germinate into a full-grown plant.
Basil seeds are reported to have antioxidant , anticancer , antiviral ,antibacterial , antispasmodic and antifungal properties. - Controls blood sugar levels - Aids digestion - Relieves stomach cramps, flatulence , constipation and indigestion - Provides satiety - Traditionally used for treating , cold , cough , flu and asthma - mooduplifter - Recent studies say it works as lipidlowering agent - Due to antibacterial effects it works wonder in case of bladderinfection and vagianalinfection - Seeds crushed into oil is beneficial for wounds , cuts or infection
Random doodle of the day. Might be getting a tad too educational here... but do you know what #NPO stands for? If you've ever been to a hospital or a skilled nursing facility before, chances are that you've seen such signs before. It's actually a Latin phrase, "nil per os", which roughly translates to "nothing by mouth". This means that the person is not suppose to be eating at this time. It could be to prep for a procedure/test, or when there's a swallowing difficulty, etc. Anyways, if you do see this sign when you are visiting a loved one, try not to tempt them with food until you get the okay from hospital staff 🙊