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Monday Motivation: The Importance of Food Diversity

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Food Diversity can Help Optimize Health

Nancy A. Palermo MD As we begin to learn more about the impact of our gut health, we realize we may only be as healthy as our gut. Our gut microbiome, the microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa living in our digestive tract, appears to play a significant role in our metabolism, immune and neuroendocrine responses. Roles of the microbiome include nutrient and mineral absorption, synthesis of important enzymes, vitamins, and amino acids, and production of 70% of our neurotransmitters, like serotonin and melatonin. Our gut bacteria are also responsible for producing compounds called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). Science shows SCFAs are the drivers of gut health. They appear to improve the gut environment by helping commensal or good bacteria grow. SCFAs repair intestinal permeability, referred to as “leaky...

The Science Behind an Apple a Day

Nancy A. Palermo MD Everyone knows the saying” An apple a day keeps the doctor away” but current research into the power of food shows there are real reasons this powerful fruit might just reduce your doctor visits. Apples are nutritional powerhouses providing 4 gm of fiber, Vitamin C, and K but more importantly, one apple can provide 22% of the phenolic antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that help to neutralize free radicals in the body which can lead to tissue damage. Getting sufficient antioxidants is associated with a reduction in cancer cell proliferation, reduction in damage to our DNA, reduction of lipid oxidation, and cholesterol reduction leading to a reduction in cancer and heart disease. One medium-sized apple contains less than 100 calories and up to 4 gm...

Thrive Online Lecture Series

Cooped Up At Home? Introducing the online Thrive lecture series! Stay up to date on some of the most important health and wellness topics from the comfort of your home.  Check out the below lecture series options and stay on top of the educational components of your health!  Series include several recorded lecture PPT videos, handouts, and slide decks to accompany the videos. All Recorded Series - Cost is FREE for Thrivers Non-Thrivers $20/per series _____________________________________  Available Online Lectures A Functional Approach to Autoimmune Health with Dr. Fletcher Building a Foundation for Optimal Health with Dr. Palermo Reading Food Labels with Dr. Tracy Larson The Power of an Elimination Diet & The Science Behind the Gluten Free Epidemic with Dr. Palermo Order Yours Today! [maxbutton id="4" url="https://fs6.formsite.com/SKoUWK/be0kup47ht/index.html" text="Order A Lecture Series!" ] ...

Thrive Online Cookbook & Grocery Shopping List

Cooped Up At Home? It's Time to try some new recipes! Buy the Thrive Online Cookbook and Grocery Shopping List today! It includes all Thrive approved recipes plus recommendations for staples to have in your home. If you looking for a new healthy, yummy appetizer, salad, seafood, sauce or side.. this Thrive Cookbook has over 100 options for you! Cost is FREE for Thrivers All others $20 Order Yours Today! [maxbutton id="4" url="https://fs6.formsite.com/SKoUWK/ibxyyykoyn/index.html" text="Order Your Cook Book!" ] _________________________________________________ View Cookbook Here! (Must have already purchased and have password)...

Greek Village Salad

This traditional Greek Village Salad consists of refreshing ingredients like cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta. It's a perfect side dish or can be prepared as a main-dish and topped with grilled chicken or fish. Salad Ingredients: 2 red tomatoes, cut into wedges 2 cucumbers, sliced thickly and halved 4 green onions, chopped ¼ lb feta cut into small chunks ¼ lb Kalamata olives 1 green pepper, sliced salt, pepper and oregano Dressing (follows)   Dressing Ingredients: 1 cup red wine vinegar 2 cups olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 t oregano Salt and pepper to taste   Directions: Combine all ingredients except seasonings and dressing in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss ingredients. Make the salad dressing in a large jar. Shake well. (best to let stand for 2 days before using to optimize flavors) Add the desired...

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa 1 lb shrimp, tails removed, peeled and deveined ¼ t ground cumin 1/8 t Chile chipotle powder ¼ t sea salt 1/8 t ground pepper 2 T Avocado oil 8 corn tortillas 1 avocado Pineapple Salsa: 1 Fresh Pineapple 1/2 diced jicama 1/4 c diced red onion 1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced Juice of one lime salt and pepper to taste 1T chopped cilantro and 1 T chopped mint   Soak bamboo skewers for at least 20 minutes in warm water and drain. In a bowl toss shrimp with seasonings. Thread on to bamboo skewers. Grill turning after 3 minutes. Cut pineapple into ¼ in half-moons. Grill just long enough to make grill marks. Cut into ¼ in cubes. Add...

Monday Motivation | The Benefits of Coffee

Dr. Tracy Larson discusses why this one-time "vice" can now be a beneficial part of our daily diet. https://vimeo.com/354552125 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ]  ...