Nutrition

Cool Summer Fruits And Vegetables That Boost Your Health

We all crave that time of year when we get to show off some skin and enjoy being outdoors in the warm, sunny weather. However, the best part about summer is that it brings us a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables. And they’re all filled with amazing health benefits. Read on to find out…

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Top 5 Good Healthy Eating Habits

Are you aware that by simply making a few minor yet meaningful changes to your eating habits, you can live a longer life and enhance your health? Maintaining good eating habits is crucial for optimum health and will increase your energy levels, help you lose weight, enhance your mood and much more. Plus, it’s extremely…

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Constipation? What to Eat if You Get Constipated

Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea – it’s when stool tends to stick around longer than necessary. Often, it’s drier, lumpier, and harder than normal, and may be difficult to pass.  Constipation often comes along with abdominal pain and bloating. And can be common in people with certain gut issues, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). …

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Pros and Cons of Elimination Diets

Our digestive system is a huge portal into our bodies. Lots of things can get in there that aren’t always good for us. And because the system is so complex (knowing which tiny molecules to absorb, and which keep out), lots can go wrong. And that’s one reason why 70% of our immune system lives…

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4 Ways to Boost Your Morning Metabolism

We’re all looking for ways to lose weight and build a little muscle. It’s good for your health and it looks great. However, many of us are not doing the most important things to achieve these goals.   One of the most important things you can do to lose weight and build muscle is to…

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What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you.  If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make these a staple in your diet.  To start, they’re…

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July 2018 Nutrition Newsletter

New research suggests that fat cells can be altered by the fatty acid palmitic acid (found in palm oil, dairy products, and meat) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), a hormone associated with inflammation. Cells that have not fully matured are known as “precursor” cells. These cells have the potential to become muscle, fat, or…

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What Makes a Food Processed?

The world of food can be so confusing at times. There was a time when it was clear what food was – it came directly from nature – whether foraging, hunting, or farming.   Now there are so many things we eat that don’t resemble a natural food.  Michael Pollan has a famous quote, he…

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Thickeners – What You Need to Know

Thickeners are one of many ingredients added to processed foods. And they do just that: thicken. They absorb water and form a gel-like consistency. They’re often used to make foods thick and creamy, without having to add a lot of fat.  Thickeners also tend to emulsify and stabilize foods they’re added to. Emulsification allows fats…

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What to do About a Leaky Gut

Leaky gut is also known as increased intestinal permeability. It’s when the cells lining our intestines (gut) separate a bit from each other. They’re supposed to be nice and tightly joined to the cell beside it; this is to allow certain things into our bodies (like nutrients), and keep other things out.   When the…

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