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November Spotlight of the Month!

We’re so excited to share with you the personal story about this months’ spotlight member of our tribe, Alicia Loc. We love having her as apart of our tribe, her dedication with living a healthier lifestyle is encouraging! Here is our November 2017 Spotlight Tribe Member: Admiring, Ambitious, and Strong; Alicia Loc! Alicia’s Story:”I was […]

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Indoor Workouts You Can Do When It’s Cold Outside

       During the warm summer months, nothing is as enjoyable as an outdoor run in the sunshine, taking a dip in the local pool or rolling out your yoga mat in your favorite local park. But when the Autumn breeze starts blowing and temperatures drop, we have to get creative and intentional about […]

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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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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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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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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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Menopausal Women: Do This Before You Take the Meds Your Doctor Prescribed

Of course, listen to what your doctor says. And also listen to what your body says. We both know that what you eat and how you move can make a HUGE improvement in some of the symptoms of menopause. Not to mention how common it is for ladies to gain weight at this time of […]

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