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Food of the Month: Pumpkin

November is finally here and with it the smell of pumpkins everywhere: pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin scented lotion, pumpkin scented candles and even pumpkin scented kitty litter (yep it’s a real thing)! This well-known gourd is everywhere but how much do you really know about it!What Is It?Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family […]

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Sleep: the missing link to your weight loss struggles

We all think exercise and diet are the keys to weight loss. While that is largely true, sleep is an often overlooked component to health and wellness that could significantly affect you ability to lose weight. According to the National Sleep Foundation “a 1999 study at the University of Chicago showed that restricting sleep to just 4 […]

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Always fill your “Why Cup”

Two of my favorite people in the world, Bruce and Mindy Mylrea, always talk about the importance of filling your “why cup.” Basically it means that you should always be seeking additional knowledge to support you in your endeavors. Whether it is a book, a magazine, a documentary or a podcast, seeking to improve you […]

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Food of the Month: Cacao

Cacao. What is it and how do you pronounce it? Many people confuse it with cocoa powder. After all the two words differ only by one letter! Let’s dive into what exactly Cacao is and how it’s different from cocoa. What is It? Cacao, pronounced “Ka-Kow”, is a superfood that dates back to the Mayans […]

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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. […]