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Top 5 Trendy Diets Today

Posted by on 6:35 pm in Diet, Healthy Eating, Information | 2 comments

Top 5 Trendy Diets Today

ABOUT EATING Who knew a basic human need, like eating, could be so controversial and subjective? With the media circus of headlines flooding us on what diet is the BEST thing EVER this year and next, it’s easy to get confused.  This article won’t cover all the low-carb diets, low-fat diets, low-calorie diets, detox diets and diets for healing that exist. I’m also not going to get into the government recommendations on the food pyramid or newer plate concept, which are clearly dead as a doornail. All of that is more like a book topic! This is...

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L-Glutamine: Nutrient Profile and Why I Take it

Posted by on 6:02 pm in Diet, health, healthy habits, Information, Supplement | 2 comments

L-Glutamine: Nutrient Profile and Why I Take it

L-Glutamine: Nutrient Profile Supplements can be confusing. How do you know what to supplement and what to forgo? That’s my inspiration for the next few posts. Here in the blog, and on Facebook Live, I plan to highlight a few nutrients that I believe are helpful for me to supplement and why you may want to consider them. The first powerhouse nutrient is L-Glutamine, which is an amino acid. An amino acid is a building block of protein. You can find it in veggies as well as in meats and dairy. Here are a few benefits, what I choose to take and...

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What Color are Carbs?

Posted by on 9:19 pm in coach, Diet, Healthy Eating | 2 comments

What Color are Carbs?

What Color are Carbs? When I say carbs, you say what? Typically, I hear things like “bread, pasta, potatoes” as a response. We’ve been conditioned (by BIG food) to think of carbohydrates as the white, simple kind. When in fact there are various types of carbohydrates. Some that will usually serve you well and others that will work against you. Let’s look at the four categories of carbs and identify the green one that always supports your health goals.   Categorizing Carbs As far as food categories go, there are macronutrients and...

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Fruit Truths: Is Fruit Good or Bad?

Posted by on 5:30 pm in Diet, Healthy Eating | 0 comments

Fruit Truths: Is Fruit Good or Bad?

Fruit Truths: Is Fruit Good or Bad?  We often hear about getting enough fruits in our daily diet — the 2-4 recommended daily servings comes to mind. But whenever I hear the question about something being simply “good or bad” a little red flag goes up. Nutrition is a bio-individual science and it really is more about the person consuming the food/fruit than it is about the food itself. When I hear this question, “is fruit good or bad?” I generally have more questions for the person doing the asking.    What is fruit?  In the body, fruit (as...

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Sugar Cravings? Forget Willpower, Get Real Action Steps

Posted by on 11:37 am in Change, Diet, Healthy Eating, healthy habits, Information, Motivation | 0 comments

Sugar Cravings? Forget Willpower, Get Real Action Steps

Why Crave Sugar?  Human beings run on sugar. It’s the basic building blocks of the body, known as glucose. Then why is sugar considered so “bad”?  Many of us already accept the mounting evidence against white refined sugar. We know that as Dr. Nancy Appleton points out in her book, Lick the Sugar Habit, Sugar Addiction Upsets your Whole Body Chemistry, sugar was once referred to as “white death.”  Furthermore, as the article Harmful Effects of Excess Sugar calls sugar, “immune-suppressing” and notes “Sugar sours behavior, attention, and...

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NSAID Function, Side Effects and Alternatives

Posted by on 9:29 pm in Change, health, healthy habits, Information, Pain | 0 comments

NSAID Function, Side Effects and Alternatives

What do NSAID Painkillers Do?  We’ve all had a splitting headache, cramps, back pain or another ailment while we need to function in our daily lives. What’s a person to do when you need pain relief? What most of us do is pop an over-the-counter painkiller also known as a NSAID or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (such as aspirin or ibuprofen). But do they really relieve the pain? Is that their true function? What happens when they become our go-to solution frequently? I recently chatted with a fellow health seeker who told me she relies...

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Heart Health Myth Busting: The Diet-Heart Hypothesis

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Heart Health Myth Busting: The Diet-Heart Hypothesis

Are you afraid of butter, coconut oil or even lard/animal fat? Why? Is it because of the cholesterol? Is it because you don’t want to gain weight? Or is it because of a concern for clogged arteries and heart disease? Well, let’s bust this MYTH once and for all and remove the fear about fat! In case you haven’t heard, fearing cholesterol and dietary fat is old news. If you’re still living in “fear of fat” it’s time for a paradigm shift. Don’t get me wrong, we still want to know what kinds of fats support health and what types cause a...

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Stay Well in Flu Season and Beyond

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Stay Well in Flu Season and Beyond

The fright of the flu is running rampant these days. People are scared! When I see fear I think of the two ways we can approach any situation in life: fear or love. I want to choose the latter so that makes me think about what I can control and what I can’t. As a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) I know there are two things to consider when talking about getting sick:  (1) exposure and (2) the immune system. It’s my hope that focusing on these strategies will inspire action toward self care and help enhance our immune systems...

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What is The RESTART® Program?

Posted by on 6:14 pm in Diet, Healthy Eating, healthy habits | 0 comments

What is The RESTART® Program?

What is The RESTART® Program? I teach a 5-week nutrition education class called The RESTART® Program, so naturally I’m often asked what it’s all about. Here I explain what it is, why it’s unique and why I teach it. So, what is it? In one sentence, The RESTART® Program is a 5-week nutrition education program that is one part nutrition education, one part sugar detox and one part group support. This triple combo is unparalleled when compared to other programs in a similar category. The RESTART® Program is unique because…  Unique...

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My Real Food Doorstep Delivery

Posted by on 11:54 am in coach, Healthy Eating, healthy habits | 0 comments

My Real Food Doorstep Delivery

Modern life is busy. So, as much as I love slow food and as much as I tell people about the health benefits of cooking at home, sometimes we need a helping hand with healthy eating. That’s why I look for partners to support me when I have those extra busy weeks and weekends when I miss a meal-prep day! So, at a friend’s suggestion I reached out to Ideal Meals, in Boca Raton. (Thank you Shana at Rooster!) After browsing their website I decided to give them a try and here’s what happened.  There are a variety of meal services out there, but...

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