Introducing our Nutrition in Fruition Project!

The 12 week Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) course was designed to give people the chance to reclaim their health through hands on cooking and nutrition lessons. The best part about FAME is that it works. FAME participants end the course with a fresh and manageable outlook on everyday nutrition and health. We know this …

Learn About the Gut at the 4th Annual Food as Medicine Symposium

It’s January, so you know what that means: the Fourth Annual Food As Medicine Symposium is next month!   If you haven’t registered yet, you might want to do so as soon as possible as this year’s focus is sure to please. The 2017 symposium will focus on the intricacies of fermentation, autoimmunity, food allergies and …

Wild Rice and Fennel Dressing

This is a delicious dressing recipe that is an excellent gluten-free alternative to traditional stuffing or dressing recipes utilizing wild rice, which is rich in fiber and healthy nutrients. Walnuts are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, cranberries are rich in antioxidants and fennel is an excellent source of vitamin C. This recipe yields …

Eating Healthy Through the Holidays

Oh boy, eating healthy through the holidays is rough. We are all trying to incorporate more whole foods into our diets and eat healthier, but there is so much temptation this time of year. Between candy bowls on coworker’s desks, celebrations with friends and family that seem to always revolve around food and alcohol consumption, …

Pump(kin) up Your Health this Fall

Everyone knows that we are in pumpkin season right now. If you weren’t aware, it’s about time to get your head out of the gutter. Actually, since those gutters are probably full of fallen autumn leaves, you may want to get back to work. I digress… Did you know that pumpkins are part of the …

Nutrition & Breast Cancer Prevention

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Research has shown us how important eating a variety of nutritiously dense food is for optimizing our health. Intuitively this makes sense, the adage “you are what you eat” goes back for many generations. But how important is nutrition and diet when it comes to preventing chronic illnesses like …

Food and Mood – World Mental Health Day

October 10 is World Mental Health Day and we here at the Food as Medicine Institute believe that what we eat has a direct impact on mental health.   You have probably heard the expression, “you are what you eat.” This time and time again has proven to be true especially with those suffering from chronic …

Back to the Basics

While we can practice incorporating healthy habits in our life all year round, there is no better time than the start of a new year to make changes and practice healthy living! As fun as the holidays can be, they sometimes take a toll on our health. We travel or follow different routines while spending …

Antioxidant Cacao Banana Ice Cream

Have you ever looked at the labels of ice cream from a grocery store? Many of them contain added and processed sugars, as well as many strange additives. This is the perfect recipe to try for a homemade ice cream with real ingredients and no added sugar! Using whole bananas as a base for the …

Cucumber & Sweet Corn Salad

Do you have lots of corn, cucumbers and tomatoes leftover from this years garden harvest or your CSA box? Today’s post features a cool salad using cucumbers and sweet corn with an easy vinaigrette! Here’s a highlight of the health benefits of the cucumber, Cucumis sativus. They contain certain polyphenols called lignans that have been …