Karen Southgate

Karen is a Certified Nutritionist, freelance writer, blogger, and foodie. She is passionate about food and its role as a building block in health and wellness. It is her belief that optimum health can be achieved through improved diet and lifestyle, tailored to each individual’s needs.

6 Powerhouse Seeds Your Diet Desperately Needs

Hemp: Great source of protein, amino acids and omega 3 fatty acids. Chia: Rich in dietary fiber, omega 3 acids and calcium. Sesame: Rich in copper, iron and magnesium. Sunflower: Vitamin E and selenium. Pumpkin: High in protein, iron, zinc and magnesium. Flax: Omega 3 fat and fiber. All of them help prevent heart diseases and arthritis.

Prevent Cancer With White Button Mushrooms

A study in the Journal of Nutrition, Phytochemicals - flavone and isoflavone phytoestrogens, in white button mushrooms, have shown to inhibit Aromatase activity and breast cancer cell proliferation better than even exotic mushrooms like reishi or shitake. Adding a handful of mushrooms into sauces, stews or even your burger patties may not be such a bad idea!

4 Natural And Sweet Sugar Alternatives.

I used to be a sugar junky, riding the sugar rollercoaster. I sought out the corners of the cake which had more icing, put...

What’s The Big Deal With Gluten?

Ten years ago no one knew what gluten was and now it seems like everyone is going gluten-free.  What’s the big deal and why...

Why Eating Gluten-free Is Here To Stay

Sensational journalism is wreaking havoc in the strides many people are making to improve their health by eating gluten-free.  Case in point are recent...

The Clean 15 and The Dirty Dozen

Have you ever wondered about the amount of pesticide on and in the produce you purchase at the grocery store?  Studies have shown there may...

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