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Migraine Headaches: Nutritional Therapy Approaches
January 8, 2021
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Migraine headaches can be debilitating for sufferers of all ages. Children and adults can have migraine headaches, and often the symptoms seem like that of the flu. Fortunately, migraines don’t last as long as the flu, but the symptoms can return again and again. Interestingly, migraines often run in families. So, when children of migraineurs […]
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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
December 3, 2020
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What is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and What Causes It? Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a spectrum of liver diseases that occurs when excess fat accumulates in liver cells, called hepatocytes, that is unrelated to both alcohol consumption (meaning people who consume little to no alcohol) or viral infection (like viral hepatitis). 
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The Incredible Health Benefits of Mushrooms
November 19, 2020
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With over 50,000 species of mushrooms out there, including molds and yeasts, scientific evidence is emerging to show just how crucial a role they play in the health and wellbeing of the human body. While some are hallucinogenic or poisonous, making people apprehensive about consuming mushrooms, it’s important to realize that edible mushrooms have co-evolved […]
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Hemochromatosis: What You Need to Know
November 12, 2020
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Often referred to as a disorder that leads to, “too much of a good thing,” hemochromatosis is a condition that causes affected individuals to absorb too much iron from their food. This increased absorption and storage can lead to a whole host of problems. Let’s take a moment to highlight what this disorder is all […]
Articles Chronic Illness Ketogenic Lifestyle
The Glucose Ketone Index (GKI) Explained
October 29, 2020
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Whether you’ve been scouring the keto subreddits, watching your favorite YouTube keto pros, or reading the countless keto forums, it’s likely that you’ve come across the term GKI, which stands for the Glucose Ketone Index. This may have left you wondering, “What exactly is the GKI?” I’ll take a moment here to tell you what […]
Articles Chronic Illness Gut Dysfunction
What is SIBO? Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Explained
October 22, 2020
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SIBO or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is one of many issues that may arise from long-term digestive dysfunction and it can really wreak havoc on your health. Bacteria in the intestines are an essential part of healthy digestion–they process fiber, help regulate the immune system, and even help with brain health. But as with many […]
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Better Than Before [Book Review]
October 15, 2020
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Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits–to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life by Gretchen Rubin (AFFILIATE LINK) was assigned reading for my Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program through the Nutritional Therapy Association. I’m familiar with Gretchen Rubin and her Four Tendencies, but I hadn’t read […]
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Safest Birth Control Options
October 8, 2020
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What Are The Safest Birth Control Options? You, like countless other women of childbearing age, are doing research on the safest birth control options. Staring into the glow of your laptop screen, you’re left to your own devices while figuring out the best keywords to search for answers to your birth control questions. Sure, you […]
Articles Nutritional Therapies
5 Reasons to Support Eating Organic
September 24, 2020
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Eating organic isn’t just for hipsters anymore, it’s becoming more and more mainstream and it’s not as costly as it used to be. There is a growing body of evidence to support why we should eat organic. One of the most important aspects of staying healthy is with the food that we eat. The food […]
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Digestive Dysfunction: The Long-Term Impact
September 17, 2020
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Many people struggle with digestive dysfunction today and the long-term impact of digestive dysfunction can show up in all kinds of places you would never associate with digestion. Remember, digestion is a major nutritional foundation for optimal health and when it’s not working, things can get weird. Symptoms like heartburn, indigestion, gas, and bloating are […]
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Micronutrients and Macronutrients [Infographic]
September 10, 2020
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Micronutrients and macronutrients are critically important for optimized health and wellness, let’s walk through what they are and why they are important.
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Oxalates Guide: What Are They, Why Should I Care?
September 3, 2020
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Oxalates Guide – Overview The oxalates guide is intended to provide a walkthrough of what oxalates are and why you should be aware of them. Oxalates, also referred to as oxalic acid, are organic compounds that naturally occur in a wide variety of plants, including everything from leafy greens, legumes, nuts, and seeds, to cruciferous […]
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Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling
August 27, 2020
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The constant traveler, who tours different countries across different time zones is faced with a lot of stressors which may contribute to the degradation of optimal health status. Undetected and unsuspected lenience on traveling across time zones may also lead to affected psychosocial behavior because of the new places and environmental stimuli that are bombarding […]
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How To Open A Coconut
August 13, 2020
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I love coconut, I use coconut everything, but I have yet to try fresh coconut. I’ve been curious about coconut water for a long time and I’ve read that it tastes great. But how the heck do you get the damned thing open? I had to learn how to open a coconut cuz I just […]
Articles Lifestyle Weight Loss
8 Top Macro Tracking Apps
August 6, 2020
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Are you using macro tracking apps? All weight loss plans require you to log your food intake so you can see exactly what goes in and what needs cutting. Whether you’re tracking fat, calories, or carbohydrates, you need to know where to start and where to look when the scale isn’t moving in the right […]
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Health Effects of Soy: My Story
July 30, 2020
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We’ve heard about soy quite a bit. It’s usually touted to be the definition of healthy eating, everyone from Oprah to CNN has been pushing the health benefits of soy. However, the health effects of soy can be quite dangerous.
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Family Dinner: More Important Than Ever
July 23, 2020
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When was the last time you had dinner with your family? It is the meal we often skip because we work late, the kids have sporting events or we get tired from daily activities. But, skipping dinner with the family is detrimental to the family dynamic. Family dinners are more than just a meal. It […]
Articles Gardening
Benefits of Gardening For Kids
July 16, 2020
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Concerned about the environment? Why not start by educating your kiddos in the garden? Gardening for kids is so fun and full of great benefits for everyone. If you don’t have a garden yet, you can easily start one. You can easily grow herbs in your kitchen or you can start your own victory garden […]
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Vegetable Gardening Tips
July 9, 2020
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 With the costs of living rising all the time, it may be possible to save money and increase your family’s health at the same time by growing vegetables in your backyard. Here are a few vegetable gardening tips to help you with your green thumb.
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Overlooking Acid Reflux Disease in Children
July 2, 2020
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Acid reflux disease in children is actually quite common and easily overlooked. Symptoms in children are more difficult to catch and connect. We don’t typically look to a child’s diet as a potential cause, because that’s just not the norm in this country, but this is a digestive issue…so why wouldn’t we look at what […]