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Practical tips and strategies for living better from our Research Advisor, nutritionist Jill Brook

Antiviral foods, which are they?

Antiviral foods, which are they?   Three recent articles share some everyday foods that are not only nutritious and anti-…
Fruits, veggies, mental health

Academic journal articles aren’t known for being inspiring, but this paragraph made me say “whoa”. It does such a beautiful job…
Gut health and COVID

There’s never a good time to abuse your gut with foods or habits that encourage dysbiosis, but this holiday season we may want to…
The many benefits of chewing more

  Chew on this! Just chewing more can improve your life in several different interesting ways. You probably already know that…
How mold exposure can cause chronic health problems for decades

I used to think that mold in a water-damaged home was harmless. Heck, it’s practically a plant, right? Boy was I wrong. Certain…
Fruits, Veggies & Mental Health.

Academic journal articles aren’t known for being inspiring, but this paragraph made me say “whoa”. It does such a beautiful job…
How mold exposure can cause chronic health problems for decades?

How mold exposure can cause chronic health problems for decades? I used to think that mold in a water-damaged home was harmless…
Festive and healthy holiday ideas- Jill Brook, MA

Happy December! I don’t think we have to decide between a healthy holiday season and a festive one.  Here are some some to make…
Festive and Healthy Holiday Ideas

Happy December! I don’t think we have to decide between a healthy holiday season and a festive one.  Here are some some to make…
Gut health is a priority during COVID and always

There’s never a good time to abuse your gut with foods or habits that encourage dysbiosis, but this holiday season we may want to…
What are lectins and why is everyone suddenly talking about them?  Should I avoid them?  If so, how?

They became a hot topic when Dr. Stephen Gundry’s book “The Plant Paradox” came out and blamed a wide range of health problems on…
Inflammation, mutant black mold, and a very common ingredient

Inflammation, mutant black mold, and a very common ingredient Check a few food labels in your pantry and chances are you have…
Broccoli sprouts for air pollution

It seems the wildfires and other sources of air pollution are only getting worse, so I'm reminded that nature has generously…
Making veggies feel more like treats

Veggies that feel like treats If eating veggies feels like a chore to you or your family, here are some ways to make them feel…
Stop Slathering on Toxins

Many people who would never dream of eating or drinking toxic chemicals, regularly ingest them through the skin, in the form of…
Seven Different Ways to Fight Inflammation

Dr. Pamela Smith shares her 7 point answer to reducing inflammation, which is the major root cause of most autoimmune problems.…
Should we eat gluten?

In 2012, Dr. Alessio Fasano published several important findings showing that excessive intestinal permeability (leaky gut) can…
7 different ways to reduce inflammation through diet

Eating higher quality foods:  The most straightforward way to reduce inflammation is to replace processed foods with more whole…
Foods that can improve sleep

This study found that people had worse sleep after eating foods lower in fiber and higher in sugar and saturated fat:  https://…
Nutritional approaches to reduce fibromyalgia pain

In this study, supplementing with vitamin D3 reduced perceptions of pain:  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24438771/  …
BPA and BPA-free plastic food containers are both disasters for our health

The chemical BPA (short for bisphenol A) in common plastics has been associated with autoimmune disease and “endocrine disruption…
Trying to lose weight?  Put your kitchen counter tops to work!

Cornell researchers studied hundreds of American households, recording the height and weight of each family member, and the types…
Eating to Help LDN Help You

These come from observations of LDN prescribers and patients, as described in The LDN Book and in Linda Elsegood’s interviews on…