How Can I Get Enough Vitamin D?

When we think of “vitamins,” we know they’re important for health. But vitamin D is super-important. It’s difficult to get enough vitamin D; vitamin D is, therefore, a very common deficiency. So, let’s talk about how much of this critical fat-soluble vitamin we need, and how you can get enough. The three ways to vitamin…

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Heartburn – Can I Help it with Foods and Lifestyle?

Odds are you or someone you know experiences heartburn. Around half of western adults experience heartburn at least once per month. Somewhere between 10-20% have it at least once per week! Heartburn, also known as reflux, occurs when the strong acid in your stomach creeps up into your esophagus. It can feel like a burning…

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Reduce Inflammation With These Key Foods

Inflammation. It’s not just for health headlines. It’s a fact. Scientists are measuring levels of inflammation in our bodies and finding that it can be pretty bad for our health; this is especially true when it’s chronic. Inflammation has been linked to obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes, just to name a few. But, instead…

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How to Make Cooking More Fun

If you don’t love cooking, maybe this can help to make it more fun for you? Sometimes we don’t find cooking to be all that fun and we canit a bit of a drag. So that’s why I’ve listed my best “fun” cooking tips for you. Fun Cooking Tip #1: Check out new recipes. Sometimes…

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Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)

Having a food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or joint pain, headaches, exhaustion, and even skin symptoms like rashes and eczema. Dairy is just one of those foods that many people…

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4 Common Weight Loss Myths – Busted

Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to sell you on something that…

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Coffee – Should you drink it or avoid it?

Coffee is one of those things – you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and milk). You know how it makes you feel (i.e. your gut, your mind, etc.). Not to mention the crazy headlines that say…

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How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

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 becomes a long-term reaction. It becomes chronic. You’ve probably…

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How to Improve 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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The Optimal Foods to Eat For Breakfast When You’re in Menopause

During menopause women tend to gain weight. While this isn’t great it’s pretty common and there are many reasons why. Two reasons why women gain weight during menopause… Reason #1 Reduced muscle mass. Muscle mass uses energy (burns calories) so when we have less of it the body burns less energy overall, leading to weight…

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