This week, we sat down with Dr. Homeira Izadi from the Pristine Wellness Center to discuss the importance of gut health. A quadruple board certified physician, Dr. Izadi has over 25 years of experience in various settings in the medical field. Specifically, she focuses on […]
What is veganism, and why do people support it? According to a 2018 Gallup Survey, 3% of the U.S. population identified as vegan. However, roughly 40% of the U.S. population prefers eating and shopping plant-based foods over conventional meat and dairy products whenever they have the option (Nielson 2018). […]
Black lives matter, period. Like much of the nation, the Tastermonial Team is grieving, angry, confused, and doing our best to support the movement to end systemic racism. For some, this can be an uncomfortable topic to discuss – unjust brutality is never something that is taken lightly. We want […]
How Carbohydrates Fit Into Your Health Ever since the 1980s, carbohydrates have been labeled as “unhealthy” and the “main source of weight gain”. The Atkins diet catalyzed a media frenzy that instilled the mentality that carbohydrate intake should be kept at a minimum. While there is merit and scientific evidence supporting these claims, it is […]
A vast number of microbes inhabit our gastrointestinal tracts – and are collectively termed the gut microbiome. The gut microbiome profoundly orchestrates multiple domains of our normal human physiology. An average adult will harbour approximately 10 trillion human cells. In contrast, the same adult will host approximately 100 trillion human cells, which is a staggering […]
A healthy vegan take on a Thanksgiving treat. This recipe features simple, yet bold ingredients like maple syrup and silken tofu to create a decadent dessert. This classic will surely have everyone going back for seconds! Ingredients: 9-inch vegan pie crust 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1/4 cup […]
Protein is an essential macronutrient that helps rebuild muscle, provide fuel, and keep you full throughout the day. There are many sources of protein, whether it be from animals or plants. We’ve compiled a list of delicious snacks that are protein-rich and will make reaching your protein goal for the day a little too easy.
Getting kids to eat nutritious and healthy snacks is tough and can take a lot of convincing if they don’t take a liking to the food. So how do you make sure your children are getting the nutrients they need to grow and stay healthy?
Did you know eating processed foods can cause more premature deaths than tobacco smoke? One of the “star” ingredients of processed foods is refined white flour. According to clinical nutritionist John Gitalis, “… refined white flour is completely stripped of its nutrient value, with virtually no vitamins, […]
Having clear skin can seem impossible. We’ve all been there – feeling completely lost about how to treat acne despite all of the products we try. Acne is a skin condition that arises from the oil and dead skin cells that get trapped in our hair follicles. More specifically, the sebaceous […]
Across the United States, food allergies are on the up-and-up. Currently, food allergies are the second most common form of allergy in the US. Food allergies presently affect about 8% of children, and food allergies in children have increased by 50% in the past […]