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The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

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...

Eat these foods to help reduce inflammation

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,...

Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

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,...

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

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...

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

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...

3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 45 Years Old

3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 45 Years Old

Yes, while I always say that it’s better to get your nutrients from food first sometimes supplements are necessary. Unfortunately there are just some all-too-common nutrients that we simply don’t get enough of. And they’re absolutely critical to optimal health and wellness. Especially as we age. Here I sifted through the supplements that are available...

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Do you love your breakfast? Do you have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses up a...

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is bound to while it’s floating...

Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

You totally want to ditch your scale, don’t you? You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”. I mean, it doesn’t define you (obviously). What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let’s look at your waist circumference (well…you look at yours and I’ll look at mine). Waist Circumference...