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Is a High Protein Diet Safe? An Evidence Based Answer

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A high protein diet is NOT biocompatible with human physiology. This post will address some common questions I get around protein from clients and students. One of my primary goals when teaching about nutrition is to help people understand that there are really incredible, highly usable sources of protein in plants! Let’s first establish a […]

Gas and bloating…and the pain that’s often associated with it

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Many people suffer from gas and bloating after eating.  It can range from mild discomfort to extremely painful (and sometimes even embarrassing).  Gas and bloating are especially common in those with IBS and constipation.1  (Even weak abdominal muscles and excessive abdominal fat can contribute to this issue.1)  Of course this can also be an issue […]

Fat: The Good, Bad and Ugly

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It seems most areas of nutritional science are surrounded by controversy… Well, at least until you’re able to actually look at the evidence.  Fat is no exception!  This post will share some important, research-based information on the good, bad, and ugly of fat.   Yes, there is good fat… Not all fat is bad or ugly. […]

Does a Low Carb Keto Diet Help with Diabetes?

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A nutrition friend of mine recently sent me a new study about how a low carb keto diet can help diabetes. It’s a great and fair point.  It’s evidence, right?  After all, it comes from a legit peer-reviewed study.  This study is clear that this low carb keto diet can help … but let’s look at […]

Product Review: Is Raisin Bran a Good Choice for Breakfast?

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Raisin Bran. It seems like it would at least be one of the better cereals, right?   These types of foods are great to talk about because many people view them as a healthy option when compared to other sugary cereals.  As with many similar processed pre-packaged foods, they come with a health claim.  The box […]

Are you Getting Enough Copper?

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Every nutrient has an important role in the body.  Even slightly low levels can cause major problems.  This post looks at copper and what it does to the body. Copper is an important mineral for energy production, various enzymes, iron metabolism, producing connective tissue, gene expression, metabolism, and much more.  The standards for copper intake […]

Dandelion- The Teeth of the Lion

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Yes, I am referring to those pesky weeds that you are always pulling out of your yard… Or as most children call them– FLOWERS!  The dandelion greens and roots are true medicine. Dandelion comes from the French word dent de lion, or lion’s tooth, because of its leaves jagged edges. Dandelion can improve the cardiovascular […]

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 […]