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…and their quality and ingredients matter. But, there are also...

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Creating a Mindset for Health

So much of health 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 of difference? That thing is mindset. Mindset is sometimes...

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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 - no big deal - just the metabolism of ALL cells. And this is critical for maintaining a healthy body weight and having the energy to...

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6 Great Substitutes to Turn to When Going Dairy-Free

If you're reading this, you likely are or are considering going dairy-free. You may have an intolerance, have been told to eliminate dairy, want to see how your body responds to it, or just want to have less of it. Either way, dairy is not an essential nutrient, and...

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The True Health Benefits of Exercise

Exercise. It can improve your health on all levels. We’re not just talking about being fitter and stronger. We’re talking about overall health and longevity. Regular exercise improves your heart health, brain health, muscle and bone health, diabetes, and arthritis....

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Need a Mood Boost? Eat This.

No question that what you eat can affect how you feel, right? Mental health and brain health are complex. So are the foods we eat, and the ways our bodies interact with those foods.  While, we don't know the exact mechanisms how food and nutrition help, we know a...

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How Do I Know if I Have a Leaky Gut?

"Leaky gut" is a popular topic in the health and wellness spheres these days. It's been blamed for many symptoms and conditions that seem to be all-too-common. Allergies, intolerances, joint pain, and even autoimmune diseases can all be linked back to leaky gut.But...

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Turmeric – Is it Really a Miracle Spice?

Turmeric may be called the “miracle spice,” but the curcumin is really the star of the show. It has so many health benefits, including being an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Check out my latest post listing its amazing functions.

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Are you drinking enough water?

Water - Are you drinking enough? Water is essential for life. You can only survive a few days without it. And being hydrated is essential for health. I could argue that water is the most essential nutrient of them all. Water is needed for every cell and...

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What’s the right amount of sugar?

How Much Sugar is Too Much? It’s official! Organizations and governments are (finally) declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake. While this is a step forward, there are still a few problems. One - they don’t all agree with each other. And, two, I...

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Healthy Fats vs. Dangerous Fats

All fat is NOT created equal! Fat is one of the three critical macronutrients; along with protein and carbohydrates. Some fats are super-health-boosting; and, others are super-health-busting. Health-building fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart...

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Why Am I Always Hungry?

If you often feel hungry, you are not alone! There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your hunger hormones are having a party....

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Salt: The Delicious Health-Buster (And What to Use Instead)

Yes, there are lots of different kinds of salt: pink, iodized, kosher, sea, etc. They come from salt mines in the ground, or from evaporating the water out of salt water. What they all have in common is that infamous mineral that I’m going to talk about below: sodium....

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Multivitamins: Are They Really a Waste of Money?

Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They're supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids or fatty acids. And because there are multiple...

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Mindfulness and Meditation…Do They Really Work?

Well...yes, they do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation.” “Meditation” is the ancient...

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How to Make Cooking More Fun!

If you don’t love cooking, maybe I can help to make it more fun for you? I know that sometimes I don't find cooking to be all that fun. I can get into a rut just like everyone else. So that's why I've listed my best "fun" cooking tips for you. Fun Cooking Tip #1 Check...

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The Scoop About Artificial Flavors

Let me ask you this: Have you looked at the ingredients on a food label lately? How about a “processed” food label; like famous brands of cookies, cereals, or junky snack foods? Do you have those ingredients in your house? Do you even know what all of those...

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What is the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load?

What is the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load? Glycemic this and glycemic that. Does it matter? You'll notice that they both begin with "glycemic." That's one tip that they have to do with sugars and carbs. Not only how much sugar is in foods, but more importantly, how...

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How Stress Really Messes With Your Health

We all have some level of stress, right? It may be temporary (acute), or long-term (chronic). It may be the adrenaline-pumping “good” stress (eustress) or it can be the wearing you down “bad” stress (distress). Acute stress usually won’t mess with your health too...

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Phytic Acid, The Mineral Reducer

Do you soak or sprout your nuts, seeds, grains and legumes? Is it to help improve their digestibility? To help increase their nutrition? Perhaps, it’s to reduce phytic acid? Phytic acid is naturally present in most nuts, seeds, grains and legumes. It is...

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Reduce Inflammation With These Key Foods

Inflammation. It’s not just for health headlines. It’s a fact. Scientists are measuring levels of inflammation in our bodies and finding that it can be pretty bad for our health; this is especially true when it becomes chronic, or lasts a long time....

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What’s in a smoothie?

One of the questions I get asked most often is, "What is in your smoothie and what benefits could my family and I expect to see from including it in our daily practices?" And then I hear, "But I like to chew my food so maybe it's not for me." So first things first...I...

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Why is Stable Blood Sugar Important?

Why is Stable Blood Sugar Important? Blood sugar. Do these words conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections? Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar, AKA glucose, in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar...

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What the Heck is Adrenal Fatigue?

Stressed? Tired? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep? All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. Because let’s face it…life is BUSY. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands...

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How Can I Get More Vitamin D?

When we think of "vitamins," we know they're super-important for health.   But vitamin D is special. It's difficult to get enough vitamin D; vitamin D is, therefore, a very common deficiency, especially if you live somewhere like I do and spend a good part...

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How To Feed Your Brain- through your gut, that’s how.

If there was ever a call for "digestive health," this is it! Yes, it's true. Your gut is considered your "second brain." There is no denying it anymore. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing...

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The Coconut Oil Craze – Why the hype?

Because it is really good stuff (end of post). But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out. Coconut oil is a special kind of fat Coconut oil is a fat and...

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