Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Not Overdo Protein Shakes) Judith Graham Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists. During these stressful periods, aging bodies process protein less… Continue Reading


Is gluten linked to hair loss alopecia?

Gluten Found to be a Cause of Autoimmune Hair Loss. To date, there have been 100′s of symptoms, syndromes, and diseases linked to gluten exposure for those with gluten sensitivity.  One of these little known diseases is alopecia areata (autoimmune hair loss).  This condition can effect men and women and typically manifests as circular balding… Continue Reading


Food Matters has teamed up with IIN!

Another great update from my school the Institute for Integrative Nutrition We’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with the awesome folks at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (also know as IIN) to bring you a super special discount and offer. If you sign up before September 10, 2013 to become a certified Holistic… Continue Reading


Organic Food Conclusions Don’t Tell the Whole Story

  Organic vs. conventional food – the jury is still out. According to this article studies are pretty conclusive that the nutritional value of foods is similar, but organic diet definitely provided reduced exposure to pesticides. In October 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics weighed in, for the first time ever, on the question of whether children… Continue Reading