Nutrition

Simple Plate of Food

The Food Pyramid was first introduced in 1992 and was touted as being the guideline for a perfectly balanced diet. But unfortunately, this perspective was jaded by the greed and power of the food industry giants who had much to gain from guiding people toward consuming processed and refined foods. Nearly 20 years later, the…
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Simple Strategies for Hormone Dysfunctions

If you are a woman, it’s highly likely that you’ve experienced the unpleasantries associated with an abnormal menstrual cycle. As hormones ebb and flow throughout the month, symptoms such as PMS, heavy bleeding, menstrual-related headaches, or breast tenderness can be all-too-familiar and disruptive to your life. Although these symptoms may be common, that doesn’t mean…
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The Love Triangle: Your Gut, Your Brain and Your Microbes

Did you know that the bacteria in your gut actually run the emotional part of your brain? It seems a bit far-fetched, but it's true! The emotions we have on a moment by moment basis are not just "out there somewhere" feelings that ebb and flow throughout the day. Instead, they are largely influenced by…
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5 Sleep Hacks for the Over 40 Crowd

A good night’s sleep is worth almost any amount of money, especially if it’s been weeks, months, or even years since you’ve slept well. Over-the-counter supplements that promise a good night’s sleep are nearly everywhere, which is clear evidence that this issue affects a significant number of us.  Research has shown that consistent quality sleep…
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New Years Resolutions!

New Year's Resolutions.  Whether you love them or hate them, the tradition still runs strong. A simple Google search will pull up over 24-million internet pages about how to set them, keep them, and ignore them. And much of the information is snooze-worthy, to say the least. Setting a few resolutions at the beginning of…
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The Herb That Promotes Weight Loss and Busts Sugar-Cravings!

Sugar cravings got your tongue? If so, you’re not alone. The lure of Christmas cookies, holiday fudge loaded with squishy marshmallows, and other delectable desserts can be challenging to resist. Our ability to stay the course and say NO requires an unbelievable amount of willpower. But it doesn’t take very long before our vow of…
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Alternative Approaches to Living with Diabetes

According to the International Diabetes Foundation, there are currently over 42 million diagnosed cases of diabetes in North America alone. Of these, Type 2 Diabetes accounts for over 90% of them. So odds are if you aren’t dealing with diabetes yourself, you most likely know of someone who is. And the sad truth is this: in…
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Blood Sugar and Your Brain

It’s difficult to find someone who doesn't love sweets. Brownies, birthday cake, candy, or desserts are hard to pass up for most people and even though they taste good at the time, their consequences are insidious and can result in significant health issues down the road. Conditions such as insulin resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2…
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Is Your Turmeric Really Working?

It's a fair guess that you've heard a thing or two about the health benefits of turmeric. A quick internet search will provide thousands of articles touting its golden goodness. It's used for health complaints such as missing or painful periods, blood purifier, to reduce swelling, digestive complaints, liver congestion, skin diseases, inflammation, arthritis, diabetes,…
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Osteoporosis and Scurvy: The Role Vitamins and Nutrients Play in Bone Health

The word on the street is that osteoporosis is due to a lack of calcium or need for vitamin K2. But this is simply not true. Maintaining healthy bones as we get older is a community effort that depends on a number of factors including vitamin status, hormone production, and mineral availability. It’s also a…
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