Why is Stable Blood Sugar Important?

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?

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?

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.

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?

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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The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners

You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially the "added sugars" in pop, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few.  Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the grocery store. Yes,...

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Raw vs. Cooked – What’s the benefits?

Raw vs. Cooked – What’s the benefits?

Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked. Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn't that critical for most people. Where this can become a consideration is for vitamin...

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Am I Normal When I Go?

Am I Normal When I Go?

Yes, I'm serious! (And don't you sometimes wonder anyway?) You already know that your poop can reflect your physical, and sometimes even emotional, health. You may get constipation or have diarrhea when you eat something that "doesn't agree with you," or when you're...

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Weight-Loss Snacks you can love…

Weight-Loss Snacks you can love…

The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But that might also bring thoughts of "tasteless," "cardboard," and "completely unsatisfying." Right? Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren't just nutritious but also...

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When is it a food sensitivity instead of a tummy ache?

When is it a food sensitivity instead of a tummy ache?

Food intolerances or "sensitivities" can affect you in so many ways. And they’re a lot more common than most people think. I'm not talking about anaphylaxis or immediate allergic reactions that involve an immune response. Those can be serious and life-threatening.  If...

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To Take or Not to Take –  Digestive Enzymes

To Take or Not to Take – Digestive Enzymes

Not everyone should be taking digestive enzyme supplements; and not all of them are created equal. As a practitioner, I find that many people with digestive issues want to jump straight into using a supplement. And many times I would rather try other strategies first....

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How to Naturally Lower the Stress Hormone Cortisol

How to Naturally Lower the Stress Hormone Cortisol

STRESS!!! Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree? Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought...

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Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)

Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)

Having a food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea, but it also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerance include muscle or joint pain, headaches, exhaustion,...

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Haven’t Changed Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

Haven’t Changed Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

I always said that I would eat whatever I wanted until I hit 30 and then I would worry about it. So I continued to eat the same stuff, continued partying with my friends and enjoying my 20s…or so I told myself. And by the time I hit 30, I felt like $#!+! I...

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What are Food Preservatives?

What are Food Preservatives?

About a month ago, I picked up my 7-year old niece at school. As we were walking to the car, she said that her friends were talking about how certain foods had "poison" in them at lunch. So I dug a little deeper and I think they were referring to...

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Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about "who's right" and let's focus on "what's right." Because what I'm focusing on in this post gets results. I respect you too much to make...

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How to Improve Gut Health

How to Improve Gut Health

Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases and the weight we hold on to than we...

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How to Read the New Nutrition Facts Tables

How to Read the New Nutrition Facts Tables

When I talk to groups or meet with clients, we almost ALWAYS spend time talking about food labels. Sometimes we discuss marketing tactics food companies use that aren't always accurate; sometimes we discuss reading the ingredient list to make sure you can...

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Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

If you are anything like me, I was trying to grab as much sleep as I possibly could before heading into the office. I got out of bed with just enough time to take a shower, get dressed, brush my teeth and sometimes, grab a granola bar for breakfast on my...

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Why is My Metabolism Slow?

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

You may feel tired, cold or a little "fluffier".  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down? What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes...

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Are You Addicted To Sugar?

Are You Addicted To Sugar?

Easter has historically been the highlight of my sugar addiction. I have the sweetest grandmother (see what I did there 😉 ), but she has always given us each a large basket full of jelly beans and chocolates that should last a couple months. But as soon...

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5 Cholesterol Myths

5 Cholesterol Myths

Did you know there is a bit of an over-emphasis on cholesterol? But before we jump into some myths, let's make sure we're on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: "Cholesterol" is cholesterol While cholesterol is...

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What Matters 100x More Than Your Weight?

What Matters 100x More Than Your Weight?

There is a reason we celebrate non-scale victories and sometimes ditch the scale altogether. You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”. I know I used to. I would get on the scale EVERY day and then overanalyze what those small...

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Sleeping Through The Night?

Sleeping Through The Night?

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Don't fear...I have some great tips for you! The Impact Of Sleep On Our Health The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and...

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Coffee – Drink It Or Avoid It?

Coffee – Drink It Or Avoid It?

Coffee is one of those things - you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream), but how does it make you feel in your mind, your gut, etc? The crazy headlines that say coffee is...

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3 Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

3 Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

We have ALL been there. Whether it's the holiday feasts at the end of the year or a special dinner out, before you know what happened, you overeat and get up from the table feeling bloated and tired. Sometimes it's the abundance of delicious food that...

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What is Metabolism?

What is Metabolism?

“Metabolism” is thrown around a lot. You know that yours might be too slow if you are gaining or holding on to extra weight. But what exactly is metabolism? Technically, “metabolism” is the word that describes ALL the biomechanical reactions in your body....

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Breathing Through Stress

Breathing Through Stress

Stress has become so common in modern day society that we have been conditioned to expect it on a daily basis. We are so used to feeling stressed that even when we can relax, we question what we may have forgotten. Did I leave the toaster oven on? Did I...

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