Melisa Walczak, HBOR, BEd, ND

Articles by Melisa Walczak, HBOR, BEd, ND

5 Ways to Support Healthy Kidneys

Kidneys play a crucial role in your overall health. They are responsible for the removal of waste from the body, keep fluids in balance, and make a number of hormones that are necessary for life [1]. With so many significant jobs, it is important to treat your kidneys well. Here are five things you can more…

Why Spinach Is a Mighty Leafy Green

Before kale came along and took the nutrition world by storm, there was spinach. It was a favorite of Popeye the Sailor and the Queen of France for a good reason. It is easy to grow, chock full of vitamins and minerals, and has a milder taste than kale, making is easy to add to more…

How to Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

Apples are one of those fruits that you love to make stuff with, such as pies and crisps. But, have you ever thought about making your own apple cider vinegar? The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar is rich in bioactive phenolic compounds such as acetic acid, gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin, chlorogenic more…

Why You Really Should Eat an Apple a Day

Apples are the most underappreciated and overlooked superfood at the grocery store, possibly because in North American they are grown almost everywhere, and available year-round. Did you know that there are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in North America alone, and 7,500 varieties grown worldwide [1]? With so many varieties of apples to choose more…

Why Am I So Tired? 3 Autumn Sleep Tips

As daylight hours become shorter and the darkness of the fall and winter months seem to go on forever, you may notice that your sleep habits change. And you may be asking yourself, why? The decrease in the amount of daylight in the autumn and winter months influences the body’s sleep-wake cycle* [1]. If you more…

4 Great Winter Activities

With the drop in temperature during the winter, it’s all too easy to hibernate indoors for months on end. Here are 4 fun, outdoor activities to keep you active this winter: 1. Skating This is an activity that can be done indoors or out. An indoor rink is a great place to learn and once more…