Gluten containing grains

How do I go gluten free?

Why is everyone going gluten free? You have probably met someone who is “going gluten free.” It has become a popular topic of conversation as more and more people are discovering issues with gluten. Why would anyone give up something as good as bread and pasta? The answer lies in the protein. Gluten is a…

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New Year, New Gut: An Introduction to Diet Cleanses

The new year approaches, you decide to do a diet cleanse, but maybe you panic with all the information out there or you don’t know how to cook or it gets hard after a week or two and you give up. At Heart Spring Health, we offer Nutrition Counseling that guides you through starting, maintaining, and successfully completing a diet cleanse.

Achieving Holistic Health with the Mediterranean Diet

What is Holistic Health? Holistic health is a lifestyle approach that considers the whole person and how they interact with their environment. The goal is to achieve optimal well being and functionality by focusing on someone as a whole instead of a specific illness or body part. Holistic health care emphasizes whole body healing through a connection between mind, body,…

low carb diet for diabetics

How Does a Low Carbohydrate Diet Help Diabetics?

Diabetes is a disease involving a dysfunction of sugar/carbohydrate metabolism, i.e. the body can’t process sugars/carbs in a “normal” way.  The cause of the dysfunction differs depending on what type of diabetes it is (Type 1, Type 2, etc.), but the resulting high blood sugar and inability for the cells to utilize glucose efficiently is…