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Low Carb Diet 101

Low Carb Diet 101 Low carb diets have been popular on and off since the dawn of the Atkins fame (and maybe even earlier?). But, what exactly defines a low carb diet? Does eating this way actually help with weight loss? Are there any other health benefits (or risks)...

Take Medications? You May Want to Avoid Grapefruit

Take Medications? You May Want to Avoid Grapefruit Grapefruit is good for you! It’s a vitamin C-rich citrus fruit that’s low in sugar and contains vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. It has a low glycemic index and does not spike your blood sugar when you eat it....

Prebiotics 101

Prebiotics 101  “Pre”biotics? Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics with, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health. Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favorite foods are called “prebiotics” and...

Intermittent Fasting 101 – Will It Help Me Lose Weight?

Intermittent Fasting 101 - Will it help me lose weight? In a nutshell, intermittent fasting is just that: fasting intermittently. It's limiting calorie intake during certain hours/day or days/week. It's more of an eating pattern than a diet. It limits when to eat,...

Creating a Mindset for Health and Weight Loss

Creating a Mindset for Health and Weight Loss  So much of health and weight loss is all about habits and actions, but where do these all stem from? What if we don’t have to make as many changes as we think we do? What if there was one powerful thing that makes a...

Antioxidant Foods vs Supplements

Antioxidant Foods vs. Supplements  Antioxidants are just that: they fight (anti) oxidation. The chemical process of oxidation is like rusting metal. A molecule loses electrons and creates the infamous free radicals.  Oxidation is also the reason why apples,...

Your Thyroid – Foods and Nutrients to Help

Your Thyroid: Foods and Nutrients to Help The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that releases hormones. Thyroid hormones help your body regulate a few things - not a big deal - just the metabolism of ALL cells. And this is critical for maintaining a...

What to Eat for Healthy Skin

There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin: dryness, redness, blemishes, etc. Healthy skin is a reflection of internal health. There are many creams and cosmetics to put on top of your skin. But, there are also lots of things you can do to nurture and...

Introducing the Amazing Vitamin K

Introducing the Amazing Vitamin K Vitamin what? K? Yup! Vitamin K! Why’d they skip vitamins F, G, H, I & J? Great question! That's because the "K" stands for "koagulation" which is the Danish spelling for "coagulation." Vitamin K is the vitamin that helps the...

I’m Sick. What Can I Do (Naturally)?

Getting sick with the common cold doesn’t have to be so… common. There are things you can do naturally to make getting sick less likely. But, if you do happen to get sick, there are things you can also do to help support your body to fight it off. Good hand...
Recipe – Baked “Breaded” Chicken

Recipe – Baked “Breaded” Chicken

Love breaded chicken, but don’t want the bread? Try my new (low carb) baked “breaded” chicken. It’s a great dinner, and you can roast your veggies at the same time!   Recipe (Low carb): Baked "Breaded" Chicken Serves 4 2 pounds chicken drumsticks ½ cup almond...

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Low Carb Diet 101

Low Carb Diet 101

Low Carb Diet 101 Low carb diets have been popular on and off since the dawn of the Atkins fame (and maybe even earlier?). But, what exactly defines a low carb diet? Does eating this way actually help with weight loss? Are there any other health benefits (or risks) to...

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Recipe – Non-Grapefruit Juice

Recipe – Non-Grapefruit Juice

Love tangy citrusy juice? Want (or need) to replace grapefruit? Grapefruit is a super-healthy fruit. It has vitamins, minerals, fiber, and very little sugar. But - there are people who I actually recommend don’t eat this health-promoting food since it can cause some...

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Take Medications? You May Want to Avoid Grapefruit

Take Medications? You May Want to Avoid Grapefruit

Take Medications? You May Want to Avoid Grapefruit Grapefruit is good for you! It’s a vitamin C-rich citrus fruit that’s low in sugar and contains vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. It has a low glycemic index and does not spike your blood sugar when you eat it. The...

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Recipe – Brownies

Recipe – Brownies

Do you ever juice your amazingly healthy fruits and vegetables and have a ton of leftover pulp? What do you do with it? I have a great recipe for using that oh so healthy prebiotic fiber in a delicious way.   Recipe (Juice pulp): Brownies Serves 12 ¾ cup cocoa...

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Prebiotics 101

Prebiotics 101

Prebiotics 101  “Pre”biotics? Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics with, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health. Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favorite foods are called “prebiotics” and include...

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Recipe – Almond Butter Energy Bites

Recipe – Almond Butter Energy Bites

If you think about food, you probably think about snacks. Here's a super-fast, super awesome snack for when you're on the go… that's if there are any leftover after you make them. HINT: You may need to double this recipe.   Recipe (Wholefood): Almond Butter...

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Recipe – Chia Lemon Water

Recipe – Chia Lemon Water

Do you have lemon water in the mornings? Want to shake up your morning routine a bit to help you shake up your morning mindset? I’ve added one simple ingredient to your morning water in today’s recipe. I hope you love it as much as I do.   Recipe (Morning mindset...

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Creating a Mindset for Health and Weight Loss

Creating a Mindset for Health and Weight Loss

Creating a Mindset for Health and Weight Loss  So much of health and weight loss is all about habits and actions, but where do these all stem from? What if we don’t have to make as many changes as we think we do? What if there was one powerful thing that makes a lot...

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Recipe – Blueberry Smoothie

Recipe – Blueberry Smoothie

Do you need another reason to eat more blueberries? Didn’t think so, but here you go anyway. You’re going to love this one. Feel free to have it for breakfast, or even a half-serving as a snack or dessert. Yes, it’s that good! Recipe (Antioxidant-rich): Blueberry...

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Antioxidant Foods vs Supplements

Antioxidant Foods vs Supplements

Antioxidant Foods vs. Supplements  Antioxidants are just that: they fight (anti) oxidation. The chemical process of oxidation is like rusting metal. A molecule loses electrons and creates the infamous free radicals.  Oxidation is also the reason why apples, bananas,...

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