By Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN
I have been a long-time participant and passionate follower of the environmental movement. When I was considering my major in college, I was torn between nutrition and environmental science. I ultimately chose to study nutrition because I knew what we choose to eat has such an impact (positive…
By Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN
This delicious dessert serves 8.  Ingredients:  2 cups filtered water or unsweetened apple juice  4 apples, sliced in half, cored   Nut Cream ingredients:  1 cup cashews 1 teaspoon vanilla Maple syrup to taste Water for thickening   Directions:  Preheat oven to 350°F. Add the…
By Adonica Nichols, LPN
As I have been writing about my journey to better health here at The Ultrawellness Center, I realized I needed to write about sugar.  Since I’ve had a sweet tooth most of my life, making positive dietary changes by giving up a lot of my favorite foods was…
By Adonica Nichols, LPN
I’ve struggled with my weight for many years.   I tried every diet that came out only to lose some weight and gain it right back a couple months later. I tried exercise, which helped some, but I still found I felt bloated and my fingers and joints were…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
It’s not surprising that weight loss is a common topic of conversation, considering 2 out of every 3 adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. The annual revenue of the weight loss industry is $20 billion and there are about 108 million people in the U.S. who…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
Iron is a key nutrient in the body that’s needed to keep you feeling awake, strong, and capable of charging through your day. How does one mineral do so much? Iron helps to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen between the lungs and…