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Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

You are positive that you’re not eating more food or “junkier” food but you’re still gaining weight. Is this possible? Yes! You are NOT crazy! And here’s why. We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight. There’s definitely more to the story than just what…

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How to Naturally Lower 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 or flew. But, that doesn’t happen too much in our society – it…

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Preservative-Free Kale Chips

Try these crispy Kale chips recipe! They are crunchy with an addictive flavor, yet they have few calories and are a great source of antioxidants and essential nutrients like vitamin K and B. And if you’re looking for a healthy salty snack, kale chips are the perfect choice. They are simple to make and are…

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How Safe Are Food Preservatives?

A food preservative is a substance added to foods to make them last longer; to “preserve” them. Preservatives are added to foods that go bad quickly and are found in a large number of products in our grocery stores. Preservatives work to preserve food in a few different ways. Some prevent the growth of bacteria…

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Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Do you love your breakfast? Do you have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses up a…

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How to Improve Your 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 than we used to think. And we’re not just talking about heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, IBD,…

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Bye Bye 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? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you! The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet…

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Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

You totally want to ditch your scale, don’t you? You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”.  What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let’s look at your waist circumference. Waist Circumference (AKA “Belly Fat”): Do you remember the fruity body shape descriptions being like an “apple” or…

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is just one of those recipes that you can’t go wrong with. Packed with calcium, antioxidants, and naturally free of gluten, this Chocolate Chia Pudding is filled with creamy goodness. Enjoy! Serves 4 Ingredients: 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional) 1 pinch sea salt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3…

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Slow Metabolism? – This May Be Why…

Why is My Metabolism Slow? You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight. 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 all of the biochemical reactions in your…

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