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Baby Fat—Your Little Ones Need Fat!

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We all need adequate amounts of healthy fats, but for infants, toddlers and children this is especially important.  This is a time when their brains and nervous systems are developing rapidly.  They are also learning SO much every day.  Fueling the brain is important for learning and growth and development.1 Avocados and berries are both […]

How do you know what YOUR body needs?

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When it comes to nutrition, there is SO much controversy.  What foods are good and healing?  Which foods are poisonous, cancer-causing or otherwise problematic?  What food program is best?  (Keto?  Low carb?  Whole food?  Vegan?  Organic?)  What about supplements?  Is vitamin D the cure for everything?  What if you’re an athlete?  Pregnant/nursing?  Nourishing young children?  […]

Answers for Anxiety

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1 If you suffer with anxiety, you are not alone.  Especially given the current events in the world, anxiety is on the rise for many.  It is not a respecter of age, race or gender and can range from mild to severe.  It can rob you of joy and make simple tasks seem impossible.  Medically […]

Migraine Headaches- Make It Stop!

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1 There are lots of different types of headaches.  A migraine is not just a bad headache.  It has some specific nuances including disabling pain, light and sound sensitivity and many other symptoms that make doing “regular life” not possible. What’s going on? Causes are difficult to nail down and there seem to be several […]

The Alkaline Diet- Does it Really Do Anything for Your Health?

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I am generally in favor of the alkaline diet, but not so much because I believe it’s a magical pH solution; rather, generally speaking, the alkaline diet tends to include more whole, plant foods such as fruits and vegetables, which means more fiber, more micronutrients, more phytochemicals, a stronger and healthier microbiome, a healthier bodyweight, […]

Friend or Foe? Sunchips Harvest Cheddar Multigrain Chips

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Words like “sun”, “harvest” and “multigrain” sound so earthy, healthy and natural, right?  Perhaps not…   This post isn’t about chips… (I’m sure you can guess my recommendations about most chips… Lol.) It’s about corrupt and deceptive claims that are legally permitted on “foods” which are mainly processed and not at all health promoting.  For […]

Iron is Your Oxygen Tank

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Why is iron important?   Like all nutrients, iron has many roles in the body.  However, the most important one is that of transporting oxygen from the lungs to all the other tissues in the rest of the body.  Of course, oxygen is the most important substance of all as without it (for even a […]

Take Care of Your Liver Before It’s Too Late!

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In the past few years, I’ve been seeing liver conditions in younger and younger populations.  This has happened on the coat tails of a dramatic increase in the consumption of sugar, alcohol, meat, dairy and a generally highly-processed diet.  One of the challenges with conditions such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is that most people […]

Mental Health – Could Your Genes be the Issue?

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Mental health is a critical factor in overall health.  It impacts everyone and you can’t have radiant health if you constantly feel stress, sadness or anxiety in your heart, mind and spirit.  The world seems to be going crazy… full of stress, anger, fear, depression and struggle…  But remember, there is always hope!  There’s always […]

Get Gout Out! (The Whole Food Plant-Based Solution)

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1 What is gout? Gout is an inflammatory disease that typically only affects 1 joint but can affect more/others.  The joint in the big toe is most commonly affected.  It occurs as a result of high levels of uric acid crystals accumulating in the joint(s).  This condition is most found in adult men (about 90% […]