Liz Lipski

Innovative Healing | Nutrition Educator

Dr. Lipski is the Director of Academic Development for the Nutrition and Integrative Health programs at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She has been working in the fields of nutrition, holistic health, herbology, and lifestyle management for more than 30 years. Prior to joining MUIH, she served as Director of Doctoral Studies and Educational Director at Hawthorne University. She has been extensively published in many academic journals and is the author of four books, including Digestive Wellness and The Digestive Connection. Dr. Lipski speaks nationally and internationally, is on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine, and serves on advisory boards for the Ceres Foundation and the Autism Help Alliance. She received her doctorate in clinical nutrition from the Union Institute with a specialization in functional medicine, is board certified in clinical nutrition (CCN) and holistic nutrition (CHN), and is a certified nutrition specialist (CNS).

What is ORAC?

What is ORAC?

A client recently asked me what ORAC meant, because she had read it in several health articles discussing antioxidants in fruits and vegetables. Here’s my answer. ORAC or the oxygen radical absorbance capacity measures the free radical destroying potential of a particular food. Based on a 100 gram (about 3 ounces) portion, here’s the ranking of the top 10 fruits, the top 10 vegetables, and two surprise foods:

Dem Bones, Dem Bones

Dem Bones, Dem Bones

Research on vitamin D demonstrates that optimizing vitamin D is as effective as commercial medications. So is regular exercise!