Entries by Tru Foods Nutrition


I am a nutrition professional with a focus on mental health and gut health. I am also passionate about getting nutrition information out to the public so that others can take charge of their own health instead of living on meds. I help others who have tried the medical route and who are often are worse off because of it. Nutrition therapy has an individized approach and addresses root causes.

Hypothryoidism and Why You Still May Be Suffering

Your Thyroid: Did your Test Results Come Back Normal? (But you still feel like crap) An underactive thyroid is not always the easiest thing to pinpoint when you have so many symptoms that seem random to you.  And only more… 0 Shares |

Leaky Gut Sydrome and Why You Need to Know About It

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome and Why You Should Know About it   This is a buzz word lately along with gut health and the microbiome. Why is this such as big deal?  Should you even be concerned, especially if… 0 Shares |

Zinc Deficiency and its Role in Mental Health

Zinc deficiency and its Role in Mental Health   By now you are familiar with a deficiency in B12 here, Vitamin D here  or  low magnesium and how it can have an impact on mood and behavior such as its… 0 Shares |

Fluoride and Why You Need to Avoid It

Fluoride and It’s Impact on Your Health   Myth: Fluoride is Safe On January 25, 1945, Grand Rapids Michigan became the first community in the US to fluoridate the drinking water to prevent tooth decay.  What was not realized by… 0 Shares |

11 Herbs for Perimenopause and Menopause Symptom Relief

Herbs for Menopause and Perimenopause by Karen Brennan, MSW, CN, BCHN, Herbalist Around the age of 40 women begin perimenopause and the transition to menopause.  During this time levels of estrogen, progesterone and the androgens fluctuate.  Your body will spend… 0 Shares |

10 Benefits to Eating Millet

Millet:  10 Reasons to Add this “Grain” to your Diet By Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, Herbalist, BCHN ® What is Millet? It is a gluten free grain that is tiny in size and round and may be white, gray, yellow… 0 Shares |

12 Reasons to Add this Herb to Your Diet

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) 12 Reasons Why You Should Be Consuming It by Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, BCHN, Herbalist The underground portion of ginger is used.  The flesh of ginger may be white, yellow or red depending on the variety.  It… 0 Shares |

Gluten Free Diet and Dangers of Too Much Arsenic

By Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, BCHN, Herbalist You may opt to go gluten free for various health reasons.  Avoiding gluten means avoiding gluten containing grains which are wheat, rye, barley, and spelt (and oats if it does not say gluten… 0 Shares |

Why you Should Add this Tastey Booster Food, Nutritional Yeast, to Your Diet

By Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, BCHN®, Herbalist Nutritional Yeast: What is it? Nutritional Yeast is not a plant nor animal food but rather a fungus like mushrooms.  It is a good addition to a vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free and… 0 Shares |

Adaptogenic Herbs can help with Depression, Anxiety and Fatigue

Adaptogens for a Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue and Immune Support What are Adaptogens Adaptogenic herbs are herbs that allow the body to adjust to stress.  It essentially helps you resist the stress, whether it be physical or a biological response.… 0 Shares |