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Is Coconut Oil bad for my heart!? (Re: That USA Today Coconut Oil Article)

I got all of your concerned and confused messages about that article from USA Today on how the American Heart Association released a report saying that coconut oil isn’t healthy and never has been….UGH! This is the world we live in, and I’m so glad so many of you are on the defense! I CALL BS. And have a ...

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Calories Aren’t All That Count

On one of my first days working as a hospital dietitian, I had a patient come in with a feeding tube. A feeding tube is a device used to provide nutrition to people who cannot eat orally. This patient was receiving all of his nutrition through the tube, which means I could control every last calorie ...

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Cholesterol: Your TRUE Love (are you ready for this?)

Let’s talk about your heart. Since February is American Heart Month, it’s extra heavy on my heart just how many people I hear from who want to break up with cholesterol. When really…. we should be falling in love with cholesterol over and over again! First things first—let’s get clear on how serious an issue heart health is, before ...

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6 Healthy Holiday Rituals

If the holidays seem to catch you off guard every year (how do they do that!?), I’ve got six stellar tips that’ll get your mind and body ready to handle them like a champ! Get excited and confident about feeling the best you ever have after a holiday season. My 6 Healthy Holiday Rituals that’ll help ...

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How To Talk To Your Doctor About Your Nutrition Program

So you’ve ditched the restrictive low-fat, low-calorie diets, embraced healthy fats like butter and coconut oil, and adapted a fresh, real food approach to fueling your body. As a result you’ve shed pounds without feeling deprived, your energy levels have soared, and your cravings have been suppressed. But… you still feel slightly uncomfortable about telling your ...

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5 Crucial Supplements for Blood Sugar Balance

Why does blood sugar balance matter? If you weren’t already asking, you should be. Blood sugar balance is the foundation of health. An imbalance in blood sugar is the foundation of all disease, from type 2 diabetes and heart disease, to cancer and obesity. It affects your moods, energy levels and sugar cravings, too. Maintaining steady ...

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5 Reasons Why People With Diabetes Need to Eat Fat

In our personal coaching program we work with hundreds of clients who have diabetes and, time and time again, we see their need for blood sugar reducing medications (like insulin and Metformin) decrease when they eat more fat. A common misconception when you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is you’re doomed to forever be “a ...

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7 Things Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and heart health is one of the most confusing topics in the nutrition realm. It’s also one that’s especially close to my heart since my own father underwent unexpected major heart surgery not so long ago. And, because I was first prescribed a statin drug ...

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5 Lab Tests for Heart Health (and How to Interpret Them!)

Have you been through the gauntlet of cardiovascular tests, only to be given a “total cholesterol” number at the end that the doctor wasn’t happy with? Since your total cholesterol number doesn’t really tell us anything useful, let’s break those lab results down into something that does! Top 5 Lab Tests for Heart Health: 1. Triglycerides. ...

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7 Ways to Protect Your Heart Naturally

There are a ton of misconceptions surrounding cholesterol and heart disease. Rather than going with the conventional flow, following a low-fat diet and filling that statin prescription, I encourage you to protect your heart using the real food, supplementation and lifestyle modification approach…no side effects and better results! Protect your heart naturally in 7 ways: 1. Eat less sugar ...

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