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What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

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...

What Makes A Food Processed?

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 Thickeners? You need to know this.

Food Thickeners? You need to know this. 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...

What to do About a Leaky Gut

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...

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,...
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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Recipe – Shrimp and Veggie Stir Fry

Recipe – Shrimp and Veggie Stir Fry

Too tired to make an elaborate dinner? Here’s a super-quick, super-delicious, and super-thyroid-supporting stir fry. It has iodine- and selenium-rich foods, goitrogen-reduced cruciferous veggies, and is 100% gluten-free. Your thyroid is going to love it! Recipe:...

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Your Thyroid – Foods and Nutrients to Help

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...

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Recipe – Not Your Typical Salmon Salad

Recipe – Not Your Typical Salmon Salad

Have salmon salads been overdone? Does it bring up a vision of way-too-much mayo? Well, that stops right now! Check out my amazing recipe for "Not Your Typical Salmon Salad" and enjoy the skin (and overall health) benefits as well. Recipe (Omega-3 vitamin C rich): Not...

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What to Eat for Healthy Skin

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...

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