Elissa’s Perfect Plate

As the New Year quickly approaches, I want to discuss one topic that can either significantly help or hinder your journey towards improved health in 2021: food strategy guidelines. This is a timely topic as the 2020-2025 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines guidelines will be released today. The USDA also offers a […]

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Can Zinc Protect You from the Effects of COVID-19?

After many months of collective challenges, the news of multiple successful COVID-19 vaccines is welcomed, to say the least. And since researchers are predicting efficacy rates of over 95%, the end to the pandemic may now be part of our foreseeable future! But these shots will not be available to everyone everywhere immediately; immunocompromised individuals and […]

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My Favorite Brands for Non-Toxic Cookware

Given the current state of the world, many of us are forgoing restaurants and cooking up most meals in our own kitchens—so there has never been a better time to invest in sound cookware! Aside from toxicity and sustainability, there is a lot to consider when shopping for pots and pans: How often you will […]

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Are Plant-Based Omega-3s as Beneficial?

If you are at all interested in health and make sure to get proper nutrients, you have likely heard of Omega-3 fatty acids. But what are they? Why do we need them? And where can we get them? Most people know that omega-3s are important, but many could not tell you what their healthiest and […]

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