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One Day to Wellness

I started my nutrition journey in earnest 2 years ago when I attended a seminar called One Day to Wellness. I had dabbled in eating a healthy diet and thought I knew what that looked like. However, I must admit I was failing! I had tried fad diets and trends like a lot of people do […]

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Tried Kombucha Yet?

Kombucha is being touted as an amazing drink full of health benefits. What is Kombucha and does it live up to its reputation? Kombucha is a fermented, lightly effervescent black or green tea drink with its origins in China or Japan. It is made by combining a specific strain of bacteria with yeast, sugar and black […]

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Food of the Month: Cabbage

Did you know that cabbage is the world’s most popular vegetable? In the U.S., however, it ranks behind vegetables like potatoes, corn and green beans. According to Jo Robinson, author of “Eating on the Wild Side,” we eat on average 8 ½ pounds of cabbage a year which is 1/5-1/2 as much as people in […]

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Food of the Month: Moringa

Never heard of it before? Neither had I until my husband went to Costco one day and discovered this treasure! It is a fantastic way to increase your intake of greens which we all need to do. The best part about this amazing find is that it is 100% pure, no additives or other crazy […]

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Building Blocks of Health: Calcium

Calcium is a critical element to our health. It plays a role in maintaining strong bones and teeth, in signaling other cells, in the maintenance of a regular heart beat, and in blood clotting, muscle contraction, and nerve function . In order to maintain appropriate calcium levels we should obtain between 500-100 mg of calcium daily. […]

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Solving the Cookware Dilemma

There is little doubt in my mind that oil is not a health promoting food.  As I discussed in a previous blog (click here to check it out), oil is quite detrimental to your health so when we cook we should try to limit our use of oil as much as possible.  One way to […]

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Building Blocks of Health: Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential building block of health and is most commonly gotten through sun exposure.  However, in a world where we often spend little time outside, sun exposure and subsequently  Vitamin D exposure has become a problem.  In a recent study in the Journal of Neurology, researchers found that there was a 53% […]

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Food of the Month: Beans

In this low carb world where carbohydrates are evil, beans get a bad reputation!  In fact they are an amazing source of protein packed with other nutrients and are inexpensive to top it all off!   According to Dr. Greger (Nutritionfacts.org) just a 20 grams intake (that’s 2 tablespoons) a day will decrease your risk […]

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Building Blocks of Good Health: Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is important to the support of our immune system, the health of our nervous system and in the production of DNA and red blood cells.  When we are deficient in B12 we experience fatigue, light headedness, heart palpitations and pale skin.  There are two ways we can get Vitamin B12.  The first is […]