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Why You Should Stop Calorie Counting Today

Have you ever followed a calorie restricting diet? I know I have, and chances are you have been through the grueling experience as well. And even though the pounds fell off quickly, think about what happened when you got off the diet - did the pounds stay off for long? They didn't, did they? There's … Continue reading

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The 5 Supplements You Need to Be Taking Daily

Everyone has a different opinion about supplements. People tend to go one of two ways: conservative or liberal. Conservatives think that we can get all the nutrients we need from our diet, and liberals think that supplements can make up for a bad diet. In regards to supplements, I encourage you to be a moderate. … Continue reading

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How to Manage Hormonal Mood Swings

Healthy hormones are crucial for a healthy, happy you. With hormones, there is no cutting corners, and there is no faking it. Your monthly period is your monthly report card that tells you how you've been doing with your diet and lifestyle. Many times doctors will prescribe the birth control pill to mask a hormonal … Continue reading

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“What The Health” and What It Means for Your Hormones

By now you might have already seen the new vegan documentary, "What the Health" that is causing so much controversy. I am LOVING how this documentary has created a movement in people across the world to go vegan, vegetarian, or to cut down their animal consumption. I do, however, have a few BIG issues with … Continue reading

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9 Reasons to Avoid Using the Birth Control Pill

Have you ever visited your gynecologist with complaints such as ovarian cysts, painful periods, or PMS? And did he or she tell you to “start taking the birth control pill?”. I bet they did. Now raise your hand if you did just that, and perhaps, yes, some of the symptoms went away, only to result … Continue reading

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Organic or Conventional? Plus, Money Saving Tips for Your Next Grocery Visit

Buy organic. Don’t buy organic. Regardless of your decision, the bottom line is that eating fruits and veggies is better than not eating them at all. I try to eat organic every chance I get in order to protect myself from the harmful pesticide residue. But let's be real. Buying 100% organic can be expensive! But … Continue reading

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DIY Cleaner Guide For a Less Toxic Home

Originally published on February 22, 2017 by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition Winter’s over and it's time for spring cleaning and organizing. This year, consider making your own cleaners to save money and reduce chemicals in your home. The Environmental Working Group says in its “Cleaners Hall of Shame” list that everyday household cleaners contain some … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Look Younger and Increase Your Energy Levels NOW.

Two Questions for YOU: How many times have you suffered from aches and pains, and quickly reached for the bottle of Advil? Would you like to look younger than your age for as long as possible AND have more energy? (Me! Me! Me!) Well, guess what? The two of these things DO NOT go together! … Continue reading

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Leaky Gut Syndrome +9 Signs You Might Have It

Your gut is responsible for much more than just digesting your lunch. Your gut, and the 100 trillions of bacteria that call it home, are responsible for your overall mental and physical wellbeing. Hippocrates said 2,000 years ago that “all disease begins in the gut”, and modern scientist are just now realizing how true this … Continue reading

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An Omnivore’s Guide to Clean Protein

Meat consumption has dramatically increased in the US over the past century, and sadly, the quality of meat has declined. A large amount of the meat consumed is of poor quality, originating in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) where animals are kept in unclean and inhuman conditions. These animals are fed a diet of mostly … Continue reading