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We hope you’ll visit our blog often for information on a wide range of health and nutritional topics. To access the individual blog posts, please click on either the Image or the title above or below it. Please note that the “…” and the end of the segment merely indicates that the post has additional content and those dots are not clickable.

June 2020

Food and Mood in Times of Crisis

Food and Mood in Times of Crisis

We all may be experiencing the pandemic in different ways. Some may feel more fear, either of the virus or about their financial future, while others may feel grateful to have better quality time with family and more time at home. There are many aspects of life we can’t control but focusing on what we can […]

Care and Feeding of the Gut Microbiome (Part 3 of 3)

Food for Thought

Care and Feeding of the Gut Microbiome (Part 3 of 3)

This month we close this 3 part series on the care and feeding of the gut microbiota. Last month we looked at what to consume in moderation to strengthen your microbiome. This month we look at what to include to keep all of your gut micro-buddies well fed […]

PBNM Solidarity Statement


PBNM Solidarity Statement

I am going to step away from our usual focus on the importance of nutrition in health for a moment. Fear not, we will return to our regularly scheduled programming….

Right now, our national house is on fire. Nationwide. Our house is burning. The flames of racism, white supremacy, and associated privilege have been carefully […]

May 2020

Moderation for Gut Microbiome Health – Part 2

Food for Thought

Moderation for Gut Microbiome Health – Part 2

There is a lot of buzz about the gut microbiome and its importance in human health. With the impact of the coronavirus, understanding the connection between gut microbes and immunity is more critical than ever. Last month we looked at what foods and chemicals to avoid to strengthen the gut flora. This […]

April 2020

The Plant–Based Easter Egg Makeover

The Plant-Based Easter Egg Makeover

Whether decorating eggs or deviling them, it is estimated that 180 million are purchased for Easter every year. Why has this become a tradition around the world? Easter is a religious holiday, but customs like Easter eggs may be linked to Pagan practices. An ancient symbol of new life, […]

March 2020

You Are Resilient

You are Resilient

By Sherry Shrallow
PBNM Board Member, Clinical Social Worker

I can’t emphasize enough the importance of creating a daily routine to help us through these challenging times. Here are some suggestions that Dale and I have put in place now that we are socially distancing from others.

Get outside and walk (or run) one hour in the morning and […]

February 2020

Heart Disease Month

Heart Disease Month

Have you been diagnosed with heart disease? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Heart Association, 116.4 million, or 46% of adults, are estimated to have hypertension and someone dies of cardiovascular disease every 38 seconds. February is American Heart Month, and each year we are reminded to focus on our heart health. This […]