nutrition

Plant vs. Animal Protein

April 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Plant vs. Animal Protein

Navigating the protein powder options in your local supermarket or health food store can feel a bit like scrolling through pages and pages of Netflix options trying to find the one that best fits your mood. Each of the protein powders on store shelves begs to be purchased, attempting to capture your attention over all…

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Calorie Restriction and Intermittent Fasting

September 13, 2017 / Comments Off on Calorie Restriction and Intermittent Fasting

If we’re fortunate, we grow older, but how we age—according to research—is within our realm of control. Calorie Restriction, or CR, is one way researchers are looking to re-imagine human longevity. In the anti-aging research world, there is a history of studies that point toward CR as a relevant part of an effective way to…

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What’s up With Apple Cider Vinegar?

September 5, 2017 / Comments Off on What’s up With Apple Cider Vinegar?

It seems as though apple cider vinegar is a panacea for just about everything! Several interesting books have been written about the amazing benefits of consuming ACV every day. With a title like “101 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar,” why wouldn’t you have a bottle in every room in the house? But let’s take a…

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Fermented Foods and Intestinal Health

July 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Fermented Foods and Intestinal Health

The modern world is changing every single day. Because of this constant state of change, our bodies are frequently having to adjust. We have a food supply being degraded and depleted of nutritional content, which in turn, causes our bodies to become depleted. Our soil and water is contaminated with antibiotics and deadly fertilizers. All…

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Diet For Thyroid Health

July 13, 2017 / Comments Off on Diet For Thyroid Health

Don’t Fix Your Thyroid, Feed It! Your thyroid is a complex gland that is quite particular about its needs and wants. It requires certain nutrients, in certain amounts, none of them too high or too low and of course, it is highly dependent on the health of your adrenal glands and ovaries. In spite of…

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Salt, Salt, Salt

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Salt, Salt, Salt

These days, salt gets a bad rap. In some circles, salting your food gets you “The Look“, a pitying, quietly horrified glance that’s similar to what you’d get if you sprinkled your potatoes with, say, plutonium. Salt isn’t quite the villain it’s made out to be. Now if we were talking about all the salt…

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Whey Protein Powders

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Whey Protein Powders

Protein powders have become popular as meal replacements and as supplements for building muscle quickly. But what’s really in them? Highly processed whey, usually. Added sugar, very often. Artificial flavors, almost always. After all, who wants to drink a glass of yummy whey all by itself? Maybe that one guy who sometimes indulges in a…

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The Amazing Benefits of Chia Seeds

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on The Amazing Benefits of Chia Seeds

CHIA SEED PUDDING Ingredients: 1 cup dry chia seeds 3 ½ cups fresh coconut, almond or hemp seed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 2 fresh vanilla beans, scraped ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of Himalayan crystal salt or Celtic sea salt ¼ cup dried goji berries ¼ cup fresh blueberries Preparation: In a mixing…

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Sucrose – The Good and the Bad

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Sucrose – The Good and the Bad

Sucrose, the third primary type of sugar, is otherwise known as cane sugar, beet sugar, or just plain old table sugar. While a lot of ink has been spilled on the evils of this sort of sugar, it’s not the sugar itself that is such a problem, but rather the way it’s been processed. Sucrose…

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Fructose – The Bad Kid

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Fructose – The Bad Kid

We have covered glucose, the body’s preferred fuel (and the brain’s only fuel). If this were school and we were grading papers, glucose would get an A+. Then there’s fructose, that obnoxious kid who sits in the back of the class and makes faces at the teacher. And pulls all the girls’ hair. And always…

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