Brandi Sentz CDE, MA, RDN, LD

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I love adding fruit to salad!  In this recipe, I threw in some pomegranate, which is a powerful little piece of nature!  Loads of nutrition and the flavor is a fabulous addition.


1 head bibb lettuce

2 cups spinach

2 cups mixed lettuce

2 (15oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

1 onion, chopped

1 roma tomato, sliced

6 mini peppers, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1 kohlrabi, chopped

2 Tbsp hemp seeds

1 avocado, sliced

1 pomegranate

For the dressing:  

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

Salt to taste


1. Make the dressing add all ingredients to a mason jar and mix well. 

2. In a large mixing bowl, add all salad ingredients, except avocado and tomato, and dressing - mix well. 

3. Top each salad with avocado and tomato and serve immediately.

4. Serves 6


     According to the NIH National Cancer Institute, the lifetime risk of developing cancer for all men and women is approximately 39.3 percent and in 2016, there were an estimated 15,338,988 people living with cancer in the United States.   Survival is improving and many cancers are being diagnosed at an earlier stage making treatment more effective.  The majority of cancers develop slowly over time and are diagnosed after the age of sixty.  It can take ten to thirty years for cancer to develop, and that means there are lots of opportunities to interrupt the process!   In general, you start out with one rogue cancer cell and when the environment is right, that cell can multiply and eventually support the growth of a tumor.   

     It is estimated that 90 to 95 percent of all cancers are related to lifestyle and environment and only 5 to 10 percent of cancers are related to genetic mutations (https://ww...

     Why is it so difficult to trust food as medicine?   I’ve noticed in the food as medicine movement, opponents are very quick to say “where’s your research on that?” or “I need proof” before using food to treat disease.   Even, dietitians who should be the experts in food as medicine make those statements.  As if using food to treat a disease is not a viable option.  Yet, we’ll gulp down pill after pill to “control” our medical problems without even asking for information or taking the time to really investigate the research related to the drugs we take.   Most of the time, there’s not even a second thought given to the details surrounding that pill for blood pressure or diabetes, despite the real possibility of dangerous side effects.   The doctor says to take a pill, so we take it.  Why is that?  If you really did your research, you would know that most drugs don’t have a very good track record when it comes to treating chronic diseases.  They certainly don’t reverse your disease,...

     Could you remove your eyes, carry them around in your pocket with you all day, and still be able to see?  It seems ridiculous to think about, but that’s essentially how conventional medicine sees you – you’re a set of eyeballs, a liver, a heart, a pair of lungs, a brain; all disconnected from the host.   Our current healthcare model isn’t designed to treat you as a complete person, rather you are divided into organ systems.  

     If you suffer from a chronic disease, you have likely seen numerous physicians, depending on the circumstance.  So, for instance, if you have diabetes, you probably have an endocrinologist, a cardiologist, and a family practice physician.  Each specialty may have great things to offer, but results are usually minimal because there’s really no comprehensive strategy to get to the root of why you have diabetes in the first place.  It can be likened to pouring one bucket of water on a five alarm fire.  You’re not going to make much p...

February 18, 2019

     I once read that “disease enters through the mouth.”  I’m not sure where this originated, but it’s striking and true.  All the chronic diseases we face today are a result of what’s being put into our bodies.  We are surrounded by toxins in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat.   The human body can only withstand this type of assault for a finite period of time.  The symptoms may start out slowly, but once the body becomes overwhelmed, the symptoms make you feel as if your body is at war. This sounds ominous, but I’m going to share how we can use nutrition as a weapon in this war. 

Think about how you feel every day.  Do any of the words below describe you?

  1. Tired

  2. Excessive fatigue

  3. Lack of motivation

  4. Joint pain

  5. Muscle pain

  6. Headaches

  7. Allergies

  8. Digestive issues (diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, nausea

  9. Anxious

  10. Angry

  11. Depressed

  12. Skin issues

  13. Dist...

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