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Breastfeeding: Not for the Faint of Heart

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The decision to breastfeed a new baby is an important one involving many factors around time, support, nutrition, personal finances and more.  Nursing your baby is a gift that takes some time but will provide countless benefits over the life of your child.  Although it is ideal to nurse for at least a year1, even […]

A Whole Food Vegan Diet for Health and Vitality

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I commonly see people who are brand new to veganism/plant-based eating or, for that matter, healthy eating of any kind.  You don’t have to change overnight but the more you understand the benefits (and experience them), the more you fall in love with this type of eating! What is a vegan diet? A vegan diet […]

6 Reasons to Cook at Home to Get Healthy Now

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You have likely heard about how eating more fast food and convenience foods are not helping the health of our nation.2 Rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes have all been on the rise since the increase of fast food and other restaurant foods have taken the place of eating at home.3  Regular […]

Are Multi-Grain Cheerios a Healthy Cereal?

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I just wanted to post this quick lesson in discerning “health claims” that are on many foods. If you have looked at a box of Cheerios lately, you may have noticed it’s claim that they can reduce cholesterol. Here are the ingredients taken directly off the box of Multi Grain Cheerios: Whole Grain Oats, Whole […]

Reduce Your AGEs: The Fountain of Youth

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In the recent years, longevity and wellness have become the focus of so much health information.  Within the wellness world, you may have heard talk in the media or other information sources about “AGEs” causing you to age more quickly.  Of course, if there’s really a way to avoid or delay aging, I want you […]

Obesity and the Fat That You WANT!

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Obesity is primarily a lifestyle condition that has multiple causes, the majority of which can be summed up in some combination of genetics (less of a factor) and environment (epigenetics).  The health care industry uses a simple evaluation called body mass index (BMI) to diagnose overweight and obesity.  The body mass index is a height-to-weight […]