Intuition Explained

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 24 seconds A recent study has linked gut feelings and intuitive decision-making to newly-discovered neurobiological gut-brain pathways. (1) A gut-brain pathway carries gut-based, emotionally-charged signals carried by microbes from your gut to the brain where they can affect brain function. While “gut feelings” and “intuition” seem like terms better […]

What Your Sunscreen Doesn’t Protect You From

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 23 seconds With skin cancers on the rise, the debate over how well sunscreens work is still swirling. In 2012, there were estimated to be over 2 million non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) cases in America. (1) While the medical and logical recommendation is to use a sunscreen, reduced sun […]

Your Blood Sugar on Artificial Sweeteners

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 30 seconds In a recent study published in the journal Nature, researchers measured the effects of 3 artificial sweeteners on the health of both humans and mice. (1) When a group of mice were given saccharin, sucralose, or aspartame, a significant rise in blood sugar levels and weight gain […]

April Flowers Bring Medicinal Powers

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 30 seconds It’s hard to ignore the sight of the first spring flowers in April. After a long, barren, grey winter, the appearance of colorful flowers dotting the landscape can bring a smile and a sense of relief that winter is over. Historically, spring flowers were a sign to […]

From Prebiotic to Probiotic: 4 Steps to a Healthy Microbiome


Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 42 seconds With the discovery of the microbiome, a new frontier in science and health care was born. While still in its infancy, there is compelling evidence suggesting numerous health benefits of taking probiotics. While the benefits of probiotics were once thought to be restricted to gut and digestive […]

Know Thy Blood Sugar, Know Thyself

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 1 second The Pre-Diabetes Epidemic A recent CDC report stated that nearly 1/3 of the American public (79 million) are pre-diabetic and over 90% of them (73 million) are not aware that they are pre-diabetic. (1, 2) New research is suggesting that fasting blood sugar levels still within the […]

Dr. Douillard’s Digest Vol. 6: Boost Immunity

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To Listen Online: (AUDIO ONLY): Visit:  Volume 6: Boost Immunity Podcast Download the mp3: Air Date: Varies throughout compilation Playtime: 52 mins Download mp3 (right-click here and select ‘save’)   Related Articles: The Miracle of Lymph Support Your Immune System Soothe Your Sinuses & Cleanse Your Mind: Meet The Dynamic Duo Three Ninjas for Immunity Arrive Healthy! Reduce Airplane […]

Wild Ramp Pesto with Wild Alaskan Salmon

Wild Ramp Pesto with Wild Alaskan Salmon

Recipe and photo by Emma Frisch •    Prep Time: 10 minutes •    Cook time: 5 minutes •    Yield: 1 cup Wild ramp pesto is bursting with flavor and easy peasy! It’s slightly earthy and less tangy than the more traditional basil pesto. You’ll want to slather and toss this pesto on anything and everything. Ingredients: […]

Fiddleheads Sautéed with Garlic and Herbs

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Recipe and photo by Emma Frisch •    Prep Time: 10 minutes •    Cook time: 10 minutes •    Yield: About 6 side servings •    Allergens: dairy Fiddleheads could vaguely resemble the cross-bred offspring of asparagus, chard and string beans. Bottom line: they are delish! This wild edible is packed with omegas, antioxidants, potassium and fiber. According […]

Thai Cabbage Salad

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Recipe and photo by Emma Frisch •    Prep Time: 10 minutes •    Cook time: 3 minutes •    Yield: 4-6 servings •    Allergens: tree nuts Inspired by Deborah Madison’s recipe “Napa Cabbage Salad” from Local Flavors. Capture the aroma of the herbs (eighty percent of taste is smell!) by chopping, or even better, tearing the herbs […]

Tuscan Baked Beans with Kale

Tuscan Baked Beans with Kale

Recipe and photo by Emma Frisch •    Prep Time: 10 minutes •    Cook time: 30 minutes •    Yield: 4 servings You can substitute Great Northern White Beans for other beans, including black, kidney, and red. For greens you can use kale, collards, or any other hearty winter green in your farm-fresh box or on the […]