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

It’s Valentine’s Day. The day when people everywhere reflect on their relationships. And, 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 ...

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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 skin care 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 ...

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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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No Joy in Soy

Over the past few years, my stance on soy has been somewhat neutral as I’ve been awaiting further research. I have never recommended or encouraged soy, due to the mixed and controversial information out there. Now, however, the literature is overwhelming. I decided it was time to outline what is known about soy so you can make your own ...

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“Unbrainwash” Yourself.

Educating yourself with evidence-based nutrition information and breaking free of the lies you’ve been told. Reestablishing a healthy relationship with food, and with your body. Learning what works for your body, and that what works for Jack or Jill may not be what works for you. No longer assuming that your complex body can be simplified ...

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Back to the Basics [Nutrition 101]

Nutrition information is more accessible today than EVER before. Flashy advertisements for new diets promising magical outcomes are on billboards, in magazines, on television and all over the web. Everyone has their own solution to your health problems. In addition to the overwhelming amount of information, nutrition is an ever changing field based on the newest ...

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