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phytonutrients!

I became fascinated by phytonutrients (or plant based nutrients) when I first began studying nutrition. Again and again I was reading about how a food and nutrition could trigger healing as well as enhance health, and it was plants and phytonutrients that played a key role in this. And I was amazed! Personally I would love … Continue reading

vegetable warnings

Cabbage family vegetables (such as kale, collards and spinach) contain Goitrogens, compounds (isothiocyanates) that block the utilization of iodine by the thyroid. This interferes with thyroid hormone production if consumed in large amounts (more than 4 servings per week) or if they are consumed raw. Cooking helps to inactivate these compounds. If you have an … Continue reading