Tag: diet



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

It 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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Processed Vegan Foods To Avoid

HEALTHY 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!

FUELING 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

THE 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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Myths and Facts about the Gluten-Free Diet by Lara Fields

ARE YOU ON THE CLEAN PATH? When is choosing a gf diet a good idea, outside of having Celiac Disease or a Wheat/gluten allergy? Gluten-free foods are simply foods without wheat, rye, and barley. Thus, when asked if anyone can go on a gluten-free diet, the answer is always, yes! Technically speaking, gluten is not necessary for a nutrient-dense, healthful diet. With that said, it is...

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ADHD, Food and My Family

ADHD, Food and My Family

FEED YOUR MIND November 2004.  My oldest son, Max, who was 10 years old and in 4th grade was showing signs of struggling in grade school.  Lack of focus, lack of interest and low self-esteem in the classroom were rearing their ugly heads.  Being that Max was the first of my five kids, being that my husband’s ADHD was still undiagnosed in his mid-thirties and being...

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