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Why does that piece of chocolate cake keep calling my name?!

Seriously!  Does it seem all too often that a piece of chocolate cake (or a piece of cheesecake or a chocolate chip cookie) just keeps calling your name?  And you have to give in?  “Why do I have so many darn cravings?  Why can’t I overcome them?” Have you considered the facts?: It’s not you

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What do roller coasters and campfires have to do with healthy fat?

We learned previously that fat is a nutrient.  It’s one of the three nutrients classified as macro-nutrients – proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The three work synergistically together; they require each other for proper absorption and assimilation into our bodies.  Fats require proteins for adequate use and proteins require fats for adequate use.  We need them

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How robust is your immune system? What about your mood?

How robust is your immune system these days?  Do you feel healthy and strong and have good energy?   Feel like you could scale a mountain?  Or do you get frequent colds?  Or have allergies?  Or feel tired and depleted? What about your mood?  Your sleep?  Your weight stability?  Are you happy, upbeat, optimistic?  Or do

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Dietary fat. Friend or our foe? Could we have been misled?

Fat is a nutrient.  Did you know that? Hearing this fact is always an “Ah Ha” moment for my RESTART students. Not only is fat a nutrient found in food, but it is one of the three nutrients classified as macro-nutrients – proteins, fats and carbohydrates. All three work synergistically together and require each other

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How is your food raised? How might knowing empower you?

Do you seek to feed you and your family well? How do we know what we are getting is truly healthy, even if that is what we are seeking? Have you considered the fact that how an animal is raised or how a crop is grown determines how nutritious it is? Sunlight is essential for

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What might be the most common nutritional deficiency in the American population?

Do you ever have any of the following: cravings? fatigue? anxiety? muscle cramps? headaches/migraines? degradation in memory and ability to concentrate? darker urine? dry mouth? thirst? Did you know that these are all early signs of dehydration?  I am not saying there cannot be other causes for these symptoms, BUT have you considered that hydration

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What is one simple measure I can take to avoid weight gain and NAFLD?

Previously I wrote about sugar being added to almost all processed foods.  Yet, I omitted specifically discussing High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).  I thought most people know about the adverse effects of HFCS and it is rarely used any more. HA!!!  I was wrong on both counts.  Many people are unaware of its extremely dangerous

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The Immeasurable Benefits of Giving Thanks!

Many of us are accustomed to giving thanks before we eat a meal.  Did you ever consider the enormous benefit this practice can have on your physical wellbeing? As I said in my “Giving Thanks” blog, gratitude is an anecdote for anxiety.   Anxiety and stress are enormous problems for our health.  They contribute to a

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What’s really in that pricey box of cereal you just bought?

Did you grow up eating cold cereal for breakfast like I did?  Perhaps you still do. When/where/how did this practice start? It began in the late 1800’s at the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, MI.  Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, renown doctor and medical innovator wanted to find something new for the patients to eat

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