Author Archives: Melissa Crispell

Antioxidants vs. Free Radicals: Plant Power for the win!

By Melissa Crispell, ND, CNS, CNHP The word antioxidant is a general term to describe something that can neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals. Antioxidants could be considered “cell defenders.” Free radicals are unstable molecules that can potentially damage DNA, cell membranes, and other parts of the cells. Free radicals lack a complete set of […]

It’s Raining Men!

By Melissa Crispell CNS, CNHP Alright guys, it’s time to take control of your health and well-being. If you take better care of your yard, golf clubs, car (fill in the blank) than your health please read this! Men are lucky they don’t face PMS or Menopause, but they do have their share of things […]

Mom’s Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: ( Organic/biodynamic) -1 c. quinoa (I use a mix of white, red, and black organic quinoa) -2 c. water -1 tsp garlic finely chopped -½ medium red bell pepper -1 small yellow heirloom tomato -1 small shallot sliced thinly -½ medium cucumber (quartered lengthwise and sliced) -1 avocado (chopped) Dressing: – 2 tbsp white […]

Flowers Do Affect Your Mood

“Your skin and mood are an outward reflection of an inward condition” – Melissa Crispell Too many people are going through life over-nourished and underfed and I’m not just talking about food. It’s easy to get caught up in the race to the finish line and forget to look around and enjoy the course. Everyone, […]

4 Benefits of Dark Chocolate You May Not Know

Melissa Crispell, CNS, CNHP It’s February: the month of Valentine’s Day and Heart Health.  Who doesn’t love a good chocolate gift?  The gift of dark chocolate will show how much you really care about your Valentine’s heart. Let’s talk about chocolate. Once upon a time, chocolate was considered “the food of the gods”. For most of […]