Should You Avoid Food Colors & Dyes

Despite the growing trend of healthier and safer food products being introduced into the marketplace, you might be surprised to learn that the consumption of artificial food colors, has been increasing over the years, especially among packaged products marketed to children. Food colors and dyes have been around since the mid-1800’s and were originally created…

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Is Corn Safe To Eat For Those With Gluten Sensitivity?

Like gluten, corn – and its many derivatives are in everything. No joke – EVERYTHING. From packaged foods to dairy products and chewing gum. It’s even in so many of your favorite household, health and beauty products — nooo, not my toothpaste, aspirin, perfume, shampoo and makeup?! Ever get a hint of popcorn when you…

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Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Berry Vinaigrette

For better nutrient bioavailability, there are certain food pairings that increase the uptake and absorption of one or more nutrients = synergistic effect. For example, pairing sources of Vitamin C with sources of Iron to increase the uptake and absorption of the Iron. My favorite way to do this is in a fresh, vibrant spinach…

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Could your health issues actually be due to nutrient deficiencies?

Many nutrition professionals generally advise that a healthful, balanced diet can provide most people with the nutrients essential for good health. Fruit and vegetables naturally contain a number of beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and other biologically active components – or phytochemicals. In fact, it has been documented that consumption of at…

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Detox Diets and Body Cleanses: Are They Even Safe?

Detox diets…body cleanses…colon cleanses…bowel cleanses… You’ve probably heard all of these terms used in reference to “ridding your system of unhealthy toxins” — but what do these terms actually mean? Do you really need to be on a ‘detox diet’ or ‘cleansing’ your body? Are programs and products marketed as detoxes and cleanses even safe…

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Are You Being Misled By Food Labels?

If you’re trying to eat healthier, you already know you should be including lots of fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. But when you step into a grocery store, things get a bit more complicated. The majority of store shelves are crammed with a tempting assortment of pre-packaged and convenience foods. So, how do…

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Surprising Facts About Exercise & Your Energy Levels

When you’re completely exhausted, the last thing you want to do is lace up your shoes for a workout. But if you’re tired of being tired all the time, you may want to rethink the idea of regularly exercising. Exercise is one of the most powerful tools we have for increasing our energy levels and…

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Top 5 Life “Hacks” of The World’s Longest Living People

Think living a long and healthy life well into your nineties or even one hundred years old is only for those lucky few who hit the genetic lottery? Think again. Lifestyle factors, i.e. the things you do everyday over the long-term – can add up to increase the number of quality years in your lifespan.…

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What Do The Numbers On The Bathroom Scale Really Mean?

We all know the frustration of working hard to maintain a healthy body weight, only to step on the bathroom scale and see the numbers going in the wrong direction – or not quickly enough in the right direction!  Here are 6 truths about those annoyingly normal daily weight fluctuations: 1| Scale weight is not…

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Are You A Chocolate Lover?

Although it seems too good to be true, dark chocolate can actually be good for you! When consumed the right kind and in moderation, this delicious treat has some powerful health benefits.  Here are three of the major reasons to indulge: 1. It can help prevent heart disease:  Similar to tea, dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which…

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