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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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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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Is My Poop Normal?

Yes, I’m serious! (And don’t you sometimes wonder anyway?) You already know that your poop can reflect your physical, and sometimes even emotional, health. You may get constipation or have diarrhea when you eat something that “doesn’t agree with you,” or when you’re super-nervous about something. And what about fiber and water? If you’re not […]

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Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love

The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But that might also bring thoughts of “tasteless,” “cardboard,” and “completely unsatisfying.” Right? Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren’t just nutritious but also delicious! What’s my criteria you ask? They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where a little […]

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Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance?

Food intolerances or “sensitivities” can affect you in so many ways. And they’re a lot more common than most people think. I’m not talking about anaphylaxis or immediate allergic reactions that involve an immune response. Those can be serious and life-threatening. If you have any allergies, you need to steer clear of any traces of […]

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All About Digestive Enzymes

Not everyone should be taking digestive enzyme supplements; and not all of them are created equal. As a practitioner, I find that many people with digestive issues want to jump straight into using a supplement. And many times I would rather try other strategies first. Not to mention, that some supplements can be harmful if […]

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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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