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5 Lessons from 10 Days in the Desert

I just returned from spending 10 days in the desert for an event called Burning Man. Burning Man is a temporary city of 80,000 people living in the desert, and is based on self-reliance (because you need to be prepared in the middle of the desert), self-expression (in the form of art, dance, music and crazy ...

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3 Reasons You’re Eating Perfectly & STILL Not Losing Weight

Time and time again, my team of Dietitians and I see clients who are seemingly doing everything “right” and aren’t seeing the weight loss they want. I know how frustrating it is to work so hard and not see results on the scale or in the mirror! That’s why we always look deeper — beyond just ...

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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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Stress SUCKS

I said it. Stress super duper sucks. It affects digestion, depletes our body of nutrients, reduces immune function and affects our mood. It alters our ability to think clearly because it interferes with the production of our feel-good brain chemicals (serotonin and dopamine) which are made in our gut. Stress sets the stage for inflammation which ...

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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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Why You Should Care About Skincare

I used to not care about skincare… I don’t write about skincare much, but it’s another aspect of health that shouldn’t be overlooked. Skincare products are one of the main sources of toxins we encounter in our lives, and every day we see the negative effects of toxin overload in the lives of our clients. We help ...

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Digging Deeper into Gut Health

Let’s dig a little deeper into digestion and what can go wrong in the gut. The normal digestion process When you eat, the breakdown process starts in your mouth and is not completed until it leaves your body. Food is broken down mechanically (chewing) and enzymatically (saliva) in your mouth. It then travels down your esophagus ...

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Managing Diabetes with Real Food

Diabetes Stats Chances are you know someone with type 2 diabetes or you may be a person with diabetes yourself. The prevalence of diabetes is continually increasing. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 25.8 million Americans including adults and children, have type 2 diabetes and another 79 MILLION people have pre-diabetes (most of them don’t even ...

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