Fasting- It’s What’s NOT for Dinner!

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Fasting… Not eating… Rules for when to eat… What’s the best route to take?  It can be confusing.  Let’s shed some light on this incredible therapy. Fasting may sound painful but, if done properly, can yield great reward.  People fast for different reasons ranging from preparing for medical tests or for health or spiritual purposes […]

Dairy: Friend or Foe?

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There is much controversy around if dairy is considered healthy or not.  Research has been done but there are still questions even within the “dairy category.”   Are we referring to raw milk or pasteurized? Low-fat yogurt versus ice cream? Organic/hormone-free versus conventional? Aged cheese or Velveeta?   All of these factors will yield different outcomes.  For […]

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 […]

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 […]