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Controlling your food portions

It is so easy to overeat when we don’t portion out our food. You know how it goes…you bring a bag of almonds to work and by the time lunchtime arrives, you read the label on the bag and realize that you have eaten close to 1,000 calories worth of almonds or seven ¼ cup […]

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Beat the Candy Attack with Your Own Healthy Trail Mix

It happens every year; your kids go trick or treating; your office mates’ kids go trick or treating and candy dishes abound everywhere! Your candy of choice calls out your name. For some its peanut butter cups, for others its Smarties or tootsie rolls. Whatever candy it is, it’s going to sabotage your nutrition goals! […]

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Fill up on Fiber!

As part of the NO WHITE FLOUR Challenge, I want to pass along some info. about fiber. When you consume fiber, your body is so happy! Fiber helps prevent so many ailments. Here are just a few of the positive effects of flour: it can help reduce your LDL (BAD) cholesterol; it can help prevent […]

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Top five healthy stocking stuffers

Looking for some fun yet healthy stocking stuffers to make your loved ones happy this Christmas? Have I got some great ideas for you! Here are some of my absolute favorite gifts that spark smiles among old and young! Fruit of course! Pears, apples, or oranges are great stocking stuffers (and they take up ample […]

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Nutrition tips to diffuse stress

So many health problems stem from stress; stress is inflammatory and we know that inflammation is the precursor to almost every disease. As women, our many commitments and expectations cause us to feel frantic at times, anxiety-ridden, stretched, and stressed. Did you know that there are nutritional approaches to reducing stress, to uplift your spirits [...]
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Happy Mothers (to-be) Day: Nutrition tips for a healthy pregnancy

This is for all of you expectant moms out there; this Mother’ Day, give yourself the gift of a healthy pregnancy! Here are some nutrition tips to consider for the two (or more) of you! Protein Consuming sufficient amounts of protein is critical for women during pregnancy. Experts suggest that women should consume 75-100 grams [...]
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Foods from the earth: My favorite powerful plant-based foods

As Earth Month ends, here is my post on some of my personal favorite Foods from the Earth. There has been a ton of research in recent years suggesting the importance of transitioning to more of a plant-based diet; plant-based foods offer the best chance at preventing many chronic diseases. Some plant-based foods are especially [...]
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Foods from the earth: nuts & seeds

In Honor of Earth Month, we will devote some April entries toward foods from the earth.  If we look back at ancient foods of the earth, we find one thing in common: they are all nutrient-dense. Today, let’s examine nuts and seeds. Nuts are defined as dry, single-seeded fruits, enclosed in a tough outer layer. [...]
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Fix your gut health and thrive

Chances are, at some point in your life, you have experienced digestive discomfort (gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation). And you are not alone! Over 100 million Americans have intestinal health problems, ranging from chronic constipation to Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS). These discomforts are signals that you need to improve your gut health and get this? If [...]
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Let’s Talk About Fat

Fat is often deemed the enemy; people fear that the fat they consume will end up on their midsection.  However, the truth is that not all fats are bad. In fact, we all need fat for survival; it is essential for brain, nerve, and skin cells to function properly and grow. Did you know that [...]
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