Is Your Microbiome Wrecking Your Health? A Functional Medicine Expert Explains

This article was written by NGI friend and guest instructor, Dr. Will Cole. Dr. Cole graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences in Los Angeles, California. He has his post doctorate education and training in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition through The Institute for Functional Medicine and Functional Medicine

$5 Dinners: Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Peach Salsa and Spinach

This classic American favorite gets a summery twist with grilled peaches in a sweet balsamic glaze. The peaches provide Vitamin C, fiber and carotenoids, while the spinach gives the sandwich additional zinc and folate, along with a boost of color. Serve the sandwich with a side salad to turn this

$5 Dinners: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Grilled Eggplant and Tofu

With fresh herbs and that char-grilled flavor, this meal is great for both your body and your taste buds. (Yield: 4 servings) For the Quinoa Salad: 1 ¾ cups water ½ teaspoon sea salt 1 cup quinoa 1 cup seeded and diced English cucumber (about ½ cucumber) 1 pint cherry

$5 Dinners: Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes and Cucumber-Rhubarb Salsa

Chicken thighs are more moist and flavorful than the ubiquitous chicken breasts, and this recipe features them in a simple, summery preparation. Cucumber and rhubarb make for a zingy, crunchy salsa to offset the charred fiery flavor of the chicken. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A and

5 Warming Winter Beverages with Superpowers

After a long day of trekking through snow and slush, there’s nothing better than curling up at home with a hot drink. But these five beverages are more than just cozy – they contain powerful nutrients, too. Chili Hot Chocolate Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, which have been found

$5 Dinners: Kimchi Stew

Looking for a comforting, warm, simple meal to make at the end of a long day? Look no further because kimchi stew meets all of these criteria. Kimchi, the traditional Korean condiment, becomes the star of this meal, weaving its spicy, umami flavors throughout the dish. Gochujang, a fermented soybean

A Plating Palate: Chilled Asparagus & Fresh Herb Soup

This recipe is a great way to showcase beautiful seasonal produce like asparagus, ramps and mint. The bright green color accented with bits of purple (ramp ends and micro amaranth) makes this soup gorgeous as it is delicious. When cooking, one can further manipulate the colors of this produce by

A Plating Palate: Fish

For the first installment of “A Plating Palate” – a series in which I’ll explore plating techniques and styles – let’s take a look at how to utilize accessible garnishes like lemons, garlic, and scallions to accessorize fish, while maintaining a measure of white balance. Start with a well-sourced fish

A Plating Palate: Raw Peppermint Brownies

This month’s installment of “A Plating Palate” features a decadent, yet raw, peppermint truffle brownie that comes together effortlessly in a food processor. For the dessert to have a polished, composed look, the plate entertains an array of garnishes — two sauces (chocolate sauce and coconut whipped cream), a fresh

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