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Giving Yourself a Break is Healthy & Necessary

How to Keep a Slip-Up from De-Railing Your Health GoalsIt happens to us all — you’ve been crushing your health goals, and things are going great. Until vacation rolls around, and the endless buffet on your cruise ship derails you…or so you think. We often feel shame afterward, and it’s common to let these “slip-ups” […]

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My Favorite Autumn Foods That Naturally Ground You

Autumn Foods That Ground You        Autumn has arrived, and the busy back-to-school season that’s quickly met with the hustle and bustle of the holidays is among us.  If you’re anything like me, this last part of the year flies by in a wink.  Because of this, it can feel like a time where your […]

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Raw vs. Cooked: Is Raw Really Better?

Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked.Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn’t that critical for most people.Where this can become a consideration is for vitamin and mineral […]

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The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

The Truth Behind Artificial SweetenersYou probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially “added sugars” like in soda pop, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few. Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the grocery store.Yes, ingesting refined sugar spikes your blood sugar and insulin, […]

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Is Coconut Oil Really Healthy?

The Coconut Oil Craze – Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too?Yes you should (end of post).But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best?Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.Coconut oil is a special kind of fatCoconut oil is fat and […]

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The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

If there was ever a call for “digestive health,” this is it!Yes, it’s true. Your gut is considered your “second brain.”There is no denying it anymore.And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, it’s no wonder what you eat […]

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Eat these foods to help reduce inflammation

First and foremost, it’s important to understand the source and the cause of inflammation. Whether it be acute or chronic, caused by environmental irritants or what we’re eating — many factors go into why we’re dealing with inflammation.Chronic inflammation can indicate the body’s inability to respond to its irritant. Infections can jumpstart an inflammatory response, […]

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Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

  One of the most frequent reasons I hear from people for not eating as healthy as they’d like to is that it’s too expensive.  It can certainly appear that way at first glance — but after a bit of evaluating you soon realize that eating healthy is absolutely possible on a budget.  In fact, […]

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The Optimal Foods to Eat For Breakfast When You’re in Menopause

During menopause women tend to gain weight. While this isn’t great it’s pretty common and there are many reasons why. Two reasons why women gain weight during menopause… Reason #1 Reduced muscle mass. Muscle mass uses energy (burns calories) so when we have less of it the body burns less energy overall, leading to weight […]

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Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

You are positive that you’re not eating more food or “junkier” food but you’re still gaining weight. Is this possible? Yes! You are NOT crazy! And here’s why. We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight. There’s definitely more to the story than just what […]

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