Nutrition Blog

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Leaky Gut Signs, Symptoms and Solutions

Leaky Gut Signs, Symptoms and Solutions

Have you been told you may have Leaky Gut or have you even heard of it?  In this post, you will learn all about Leaky Gut and how to help reduce symptoms! There is no clear diagnosis test, and more research is needed before Leaky Gut is considered a medical diagnosis....

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Adrenal Fatigue: Is it Real?

Adrenal Fatigue: Is it Real?

You are sitting at your desk in the office and look over at the clock with eyes fighting to stay open to see that the time is 10 AM in the morning. Yawning big you reach over to grab your second cup of coffee recalling how many hours you slept the night before. You...

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Autism and Nutrition – Are They Connected?

More than 3.5 million people in the U.S. are living with Autism. Over the years, more research has been done on how diet can correlate with it. Studies have shown that people with Autism have abnormal immune responses to foods that contain gluten, casein, and...

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Stress and Weight Loss – How Are They Connected?

Stress and Weight Loss – How Are They Connected?

Most people know diet and exercise influence weight loss ... but do you know that stress and weight loss are also connected? Stress can lead to accumulation of visceral fat, preference for high-sugar and high-fat foods and can affect hormone levels. High stress levels...

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The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is vital for promoting optimal health. Fruits and vegetables contain nutrients, minerals, and fiber that are essential for the body to function at its best. According to the USDA, the recommended serving for fruit is 2 cups per day...

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Seitan: A Healthy Meat Alternative

Seitan: A Healthy Meat Alternative

Seitan is a versatile meat alternative made from gluten, the protein found in wheat. It can be made using a variety of broths and herbs making it full of flavor. This alternative has a good texture, making it a great vegan substitution. Why should I choose Seitan?...

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Saturated Fats – What’s the Right Amount?

Saturated Fats – What’s the Right Amount?

The Dietary Guidelines recommend keeping intake of saturated fats to less than 10% of total daily calories. Studies have shown that saturated fats can raise bad cholesterol and increase the risk of developing heart disease. Replacing foods high in saturated fat with...

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Potassium – A Staple For Your Health

Potassium – A Staple For Your Health

Potassium is one of the three main electrolytes and third most abundant mineral in the body. It’s function is to assist in maintaining fluid balance. It also plays a role in heart and muscle contractions and supporting the nervous system.  Do YOU get enough of this...

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Vitamin D – Are You Getting Enough?

Vitamin D – Are You Getting Enough?

Vitamin D helps build strong bones by increasing absorption of calcium and maintaining blood levels of calcium and phosphate to promote bone mineralization, growth, and repair. It also decreases inflammation and helps support a healthy immune system to fight off...

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How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Protein can be found throughout the human body. In fact, it is a part of every cell and plays a significant role in the body’s ability to carry out major physiological processes, such as transporting oxygen from your lungs to the rest of the body. Protein is made from...

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Promoting a Healthy Gut Flora

Promoting a Healthy Gut Flora

Did you know that your gut is the home to a variety of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi and viruses? It is what scientists refer to as a microbiome, or community of microorganisms. Yes, I did just tell you that inside your body there are small living organisms...

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