May 2024

Image of saffron stigmas in a glass jar on a purple background with a crocus flower for the Saffron's Fascinating Benefits post by The Healthy RD

Saffron’s Fascinating Benefits: From Improving Mood to Gut Health and More

Saffron is an underrated yet highly beneficial spice made from the stigma of the crocus flower. Owing to its rich and diverse antioxidant content, saffron may be one of the most important spices that you use in your spice and supplement cabinet.  Like many spices, saffron has synergistic effects, meaning that because it is a […]

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Image of salmon, spinach, and tomatoes on a circular wooden cutting board with wording Food as Medicine by The Healthy RD

Food as Medicine First: Insights Into How Food Heals

Lack of nutrition education and awareness by medical schools and teaching questionable nutrition in many nutrition-related programs costs everyone a lot of money. It costs the world a lot of money to deny that food is medicine.  Yet food is THE medicine that we are currently lacking as a society. If you have any doubt

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Image of fresh lemon cut in half and cannabis buds on a white background with wordign Limonene Benefits by The Healthy RD

Limonene Digestion Benefits + Other Fascinating Benefits

Despite modern advances in medicine, nausea, and digestive disorders are very stubborn and resistant to treatment. Limonene is a natural compound primarily found in citrus peels that can tackle some digestive disorders. Its benefits for digestion are appealing because it is a safe and potentially beneficial add-on for almost any digestive issue that you may have.

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Image of a chalkboard with wording Inflammation and a red stethoscope to the right of it by Katie Petit for the Inflammation and Animal Fats post for The Healthy RD

Assessing Myths of Animal-Based Foods: Effects on Inflammation and Disease

Written by Katie Petit, Dietetic Intern Inflammation Inflammation is the body’s innate immune response to injury, illness, or infection and is an essential step in the healing process.1 In acute inflammation, there is warm, red and swollen skin surrounding inflamed, injured tissue, and in response, the body deploys cytokines, which include various types of proteins

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