Posts by dr.burkhart

The #1 Way to Understand Your Dietary Needs

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Healthy Living | 0 comments

Bio-individuality — variables include: age, gender, genetics, lifestyle, stress level, physical fitness . . . and on and on. And, many variables change as we age and go through adolescence, puberty, give birth, experience menopause, etc. You know if a diet is unsuccessful — if it is unsustainable in terms of denying you the foods your body loves and craves, if it is too difficult to find and/or prepare the foods you must eat, or if it leaves you with little energy or bloated. At Hart Acupuncture & Nutrition, our naturopaths, nutritionists, acupuncturists and therapists often...

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Fridge/Freezer Storage Tips

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Healthy Living | 0 comments

  Following recommended storage practices for the refrigerator and freezer will help your food stay fresher longer and reduce the risk of food-borne illness. Below are some tips and a helpful chart!   Confirm you have the correct temperature. Use a food appliance thermometer to determine if the temperatures in your fridge and freezer are within recommended guidelines. Food safety experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommend keeping refrigerators at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius) and freezers at or below zero degrees Fahrenheit (minus 18 degrees...

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Embrace Zucchini Season!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Dairy Free, Gluten-free, Healthful Eating, Low Glycemic Index | 0 comments

Eating fruits and vegetables is important to keep your body healthy, well-hydrated and toxin-free and right now, zucchini is a win-win food: it’s abundant, it’s inexpensive, it’s nutritious and it’s great for weight loss. You can eat it raw, sliced in salads or shredded into slaws, or cooked in vegetable stews, soups and the all-famous zucchini bread (see recipe below!). It even pairs well with chocolate in muffins and breads. Zucchini is extremely low in calories, but it gives you the feeling of being full making it an excellent way to satisfy your appetite without...

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Edible Treats of Spring Gardens

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Healthy Living | 0 comments

by Marlena Pecora, L.Ac, LMT It’s spring and that means our menus often shift from the oven to the grill, from heavy to light, and includes fresh, locally grown seasonal garden treats. Farmer’s markets may be slow to populate their bins and baskets but by now you should be seeing spinach, asparagus, rhubarb and in New England—even fiddleheads. Whole foods are a hallmark of a sound wellness approach. In traditional Chinese medicine, spring is viewed as the season of rebirth and new growth. Spring belongs to the wood element and dominates the energetics of the liver and...

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Blow off seasonal allergies with these tips

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Healthy Living | 0 comments

Spring is both welcome and yet can bring a host of unwanted allergens into our lives. Whether you suffer from full-blown allergies to pollen or have the occasional reaction to dust, the experience can range from miserable to debilitating. Symptoms that point to allergic reactions include tiredness, scratchy throat, itchy eyes or watery eyes, sneezing, head pressure, sinus inflammation, and headaches. Best practice is to build up your immune system to prevent inflammation through a diet rich in a balance of whole foods, grains, fruits, vegetables and desirable sources of proteins and...

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