Healthy eating



Let’s Detox the Toxins

01000Toxicity has become a great concern these days. Toxins that frequently affect our health and metabolism are:  Sugar Caffeine Processed foods Trans fats Alcohol GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) Hormones Antibiotics Pesticides Preservatives Additives Food colorings Medication Poor water quality Solvents We are also polluted by the air and water which may have heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and nickel. Additionally, we have electromagnetic toxicity and...

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Staying Healthy and Gluten-Free During the Holidays

00000by Lyn Clark Holistic Nutritionist and founder of The Health Nut The holidays should be one of the best times of year, however, many of us lose sight of how to keep our bodies healthy and happy during the holidays. Here are just three simple tips to make sure you survive the holidays! 1.  Maintain good immune health   With all the holiday preparations that lie ahead, make...

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Farmer’s Market Tips & Seasonal Nutrition: By Elyse Wagner

00000As a nutritionist, summer is one of my favorite times of the year! I love the variety of seasonal vegetables and fruits available at your local farmer’s market! There, you’ll find wonderful ingredients to create and enjoy delicious and nutritious meals for you and your family. It’s a great time of year to experiment with new ingredients. There are so many different ways to eat,...

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Healthy Eaters? - See If You Really Eat Healthy by Dr. Dena Mendes

00000It never ceases to amaze me when I talk to clients or prospective clients who profess they are in perfect health, yet they are somehow perplexed at how their bodies are misbehaving. Although they seem to believe that they are eating healthy, these people display all manner of physical manifestations. The evidence points to a person who does not eat healthy. In their defense, there...

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Race Day Tips, Lara Field, Certified Pediatric Dietician

00000“As Seen on CBS 2 Chicago!”  April kicks off the major race season across the country and for many runners heading out to their big race day, what to eat and how to nourish your body and belly should be top of mind. Board-certified specialist in pediatrics, registered dietitian Lara Field, a runner herself, has some great tips for racers to maximize their race day and fuel up for the long run. TIPS: 1) Hydrate! ...

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Earth Day Tips for Going Green and Eating Clean

00000Every year on Earth Day the world joins together to help make our planet a better place.  Some plant a garden, pick up trash or try to monitor their waste.  Eating healthy, minimally processed foods can really help the environment too. Our global food system can contribute to waste in a big way through production, consumption, and debris. Celebrating Earth Day on April 22 is...

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Processed Vegan Foods To Avoid

00000HEALTHY OR NOT? BY VIRGINIA CUNNINGHAM, LA BASED HEALTH AND WELLNESS FREELANCE WRITER So, you’ve just gone vegan for your health, for ethical reasons and possibly for the environment. As long as you compensate for the protein loss of animal products, it’s all good, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, there are a myriad of products out there that can, in good faith, claim to be vegan, but...

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Seasons Say It All!

00000FUELING ON FALL FOODS BY DR. DENA MENDES Back in the very old days our great grandparents ate from what was available in their environment. Today we are lucky we get food from all over the world and our brilliant scientists have figured out a way to make food available to us in the winter that is befitting for the summer. Are we really that...

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Sugar: More Than Just Empty Calories

Sugar: More Than Just Empty Calories

00000THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY… What do the following conditions have in common? -Fatigue -Depression -Anxiety -Difficulty concentrating -Hyperactivity -Memory problems -Brain fog -Mood swings -Fibromyalgia -Headaches -Joint pain -Osteoporosis -Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease -Metabolic syndrome (prediabetes) -Type II diabetes -Heart disease -Cancer -Alzheimer’s disease They’re all linked to sugar. But aren’t sweets ok to enjoy in moderation?  Isn’t sugar merely “empty calories”?   That...

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