What this Past Year and COVID Has Taught Us

It’s been a year since the world first learned of COVID and life as we knew it in 2019 completely changed. For many of us, the things we took for granted have now become treasured – including time with family, eating out with friends and travel.  We’ve also learned that our health isn’t something that […]

Simple Nutrition & Lifestyle Changes that Lead to Big Results

When it comes to prevention and long-term wellness, the truth is that some of the simplest nutrition and lifestyle changes often lead to the biggest results. There is this misconception that in order to reap the benefits of long-term health and wellness that you have to adopt a strict Tom Brady like diet of fish, […]

Be Proactive! Health Strategies for 2021

For decades, proactive health in the United States meant simply going to your doctor for your annual check-up, getting your flu shot and popping a multivitamin every morning. It might also include some form of testing, better nutrition and exercise, but for years those people were labeled “health nuts” or “die hards” – leaving the […]

Genomic Testing: The Crystal Ball You’ve Always Waited For?

Your father had Type II Diabetes in his mid 40’s. Your grandmother died of lung cancer (and she never smoked). And your sister just completed testing for an autoimmune scare. She’s fine. But all this has you wondering. . . what lies ahead for me? Sometimes you wish you had a crystal ball that could […]

Are Plant Based Foods Really Better?

Remember when mom used to sneak vegetables into your favorite meals just to get you to eat better? Well, it turns out she may have been onto something. These days you can’t walk through the grocery aisle or even Burger King without someone offering a plant based alternative to some of your favorite meals! The […]

Is Junk Food Making Your Teen Depressed?

Can junk food really be making teens more depressed? If you’re anything like me, you grew up at a time where Tab and Diet Coke were all the rage, and we routinely snacked on Domino’s pizza, Cheetos and Doritos with our friends. We didn’t care what we ate and honestly – we didn’t know any […]

The Surprising Link Between Nutrition & Mental Health

Until recent years, one of the most unrecognized factors contributing to mental health has been the role of nutrition. At best, nutrition was given only a secondary glance or left for moms to notice as they gave their kids a dose of sugar and watch the obvious side effects only minutes later. But if you […]

Meryl’s Picks for Spring!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1519323301621{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] Loving Some Peace of Mind! Whenever I start to feel stressed or overwhelmed, I pull out my Brandwein Institute for Nutrition & Wellness Peace of Mind Essential Oil. I either put it in a room diffuser or I put some on my wrists and just breathe it in. The lavender and […]

Setting You Up for Success: Healthy Hurricane Food Preparation List

Healthy Hurricane Food Preparation List Meryl Brandwein

Hurricane experts state that we should have at least a three-day supply of food for each member of our family. We want to be sure we are consuming enough calories and are staying well hydrated. Making sure we consume enough protein is crucial, followed by vegetables, fruits and then grains as a “filler.” A well-stocked […]

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