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Gut Level Nutrition is dedicated to providing common sense, cutting edge nutritional education that will leave you feeling empowered instead of confused. Please enjoy visiting the many pages on our site, and if you have specific nutrition questions related to your own unique health situation, please feel free to call Sharon for a complimentary Initial Consultation at 303-656-9321. The Foundation of true health is a nutrient-dense, properly-prepared whole-foods diet. But what does that really mean? Nutrient Density is a way of measuring how many actual “nutrients” are in our food. Studies have shown that organically grown produce has more nutritional content than non-organically grown food. According to Naturopathic Doctor News and Reviews (1) on average organically grown foods have 25% higher nutrient content than conventionally grown harvests, based upon measurements of antioxidant levels, vitamin-C, beta carotene and vitamin-A, protein and nitrates. Properly Prepared foods are those that have been harvesting, cleaned, chopped, prepared, cooked and stored in such a way as to not only preserve the nutrients in the foods, but actually enhance them. For example, when nuts and seeds are soaked and dehydrated their minerals become more bioavailable because of the removal of phytic acid. Phytic acid is naturally … Continue reading →