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The Medicinal Benefits of Lemon Balm

With its citrusy aroma and quilted lime-green leaves, lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) brightens our gardens and kitchens alike. This mint family medicinal is known as the “gladdening herb” for the uplifting qualities it brings to the spirit. Children have a particular fondness for its sunny aroma and sour flavor. Bees are equally fond of the […]

Nutrient Density & Implications for Healthy Eating Patterns

Current scientific evidence shows that healthy eating patterns and regular physical activity can help people achieve and maintain good health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans reflects this evidence through its recommendations and emphasizes the importance of following a healthy dietary pattern and the consumption of nutrient dense foods. Recently, I […]