Thriving Health Nutritional Therapy of Alfred, NY

Maria Adam, NTP

(607)661-8221

thrivinghealth17@gmail.com

 I am not a doctor. The information on this website should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any conditions, physical or otherwise. Information provided on this website has not been reviewed or approved by any federal, state, or local agency or healthcare group. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent any particular individual or professional group. © 2017 Maria Adam Thriving Health. All rights reserved.

February 8, 2019

The nutritional choices that I make for my lifestyle not only impact the expression of my genes, but in turn lay the foundation of vibrant health or chronic disease for my children and their children. This is due to epigenetics.

Epigenetics is defined as “temporary chan...

July 23, 2018

For our final article within this series, I want to highlight the sweetener which is my personal favorite: fruit! I am not talking about the “fruit extract” or “fruit juice concentrate” you may see listed as ingredients in packaged foods. These are just other names for...

July 17, 2018

Any sweetener that delivers a sweet taste without a significant caloric or energy increase is termed a “sugar substitute”. We have looked at many of these within this series--including stevia and xylitol. Each sweetener has varied in their level of purity and processin...

July 9, 2018

The newest sweeteners of our study thus far, sugar alcohols, are another substitute for refined sugar. Sorbitol, erythritol, and xylitol are the most commonly used sugar alcohols, all of which have grown in popularity since their conception around the 1960’s.  They hav...

July 2, 2018

Sweetness comes in a beautiful variety of packages beyond sugar--one of which is found in the monk fruit, or luo han guo fruit. A cousin to the cucumber and melon, legend holds that this fruit was named after the Chinese monks who first harvested it in the 13th century...

June 25, 2018

With the increasing diets and nutritional protocols, many exotic sweeteners have made their way to the health food sections of our grocery stores and onto the shelves of our pantries. One such sweetener is coconut sugar, which is typically endorsed by the Paleo diet--b...

June 18, 2018

Often, a food’s nutritional value is questioned or confused because of modern processing methods. Depending on your currant verdict of stevia, this may precisely be the case. Like the other sweeteners we’ve discussed, to determine if stevia holds a place in our pantry,...

June 11, 2018

It amazes me how many nutritional resources that surround us in nature. Not only is there an endless variety of food around the world, but also right at home in our very own ecosystems--including the sap of a maple tree! Let’s take a look at this sweetener produced her...

June 4, 2018

We will begin our analysis of sweeteners with a traditional fructose produced by nature’s honeybee. History’s first record of the use of honeybees is found in the hieroglyphics of the sun temple erected in 2400 BC in Cairo, Egypt. Honey is recorded throughout history a...

May 28, 2018

With the rise of fad diets and health movements, “new” sweeteners gain popularity while various opinions of “old” sweeteners circulate. The result is a great deal of confusion. What sweeteners are acceptable for weight loss, blood sugar handling, reducing inflammation,...

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