Healthy Eating

Is my diet broken or do I have a nutritional deficiency?

When it comes to dietary changes, weight loss or achieving new wellness goals, many people assume a big overhaul is needed. Questions such as, “Do I need to go Paleo, Keto or eliminate sugar altogether? What about Whole30?” often come up.  But you might be surprised to learn that it’s the small changes that make the biggest …

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The autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet: Does it actually help thyroid conditions?

Thyroid disorders are extremely common in the U.S. — approximately 20 million Americans suffer from some sort of thyroid condition and 60 percent are unaware that they even have one. Women are 5 to 8 times more likely to develop a thyroid condition than men.  Despite so many people suffering from these conditions, there is …

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Emotional eating: Why do we turn to food to cope with our feelings?

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m afraid I’ll binge on that,” “I’m a stress eater,” or “I’m a boredom eater?” Many people view themselves as “emotional” eaters and think they just need more self-control.  However, what if it isn’t about control or restraint, but instead an unmet need? What does emotional eating …

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Plant-based diet 101: What to consider before going vegetarian or vegan

Your whole life you’ve been told to “eat your veggies.” As it turns out, mom and dad were right. Long gone are the days you nudge your broccoli to the edge of the plate with a sour pout. Today, that expression takes on a whole new meaning. The number of people shifting away from the …

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6 ways to curb quarantine snack cravings

Over the last several weeks, life as we know it has taken a complete 180-degree turn. Suddenly, stay-at-home, shelter-in-place and social distancing orders have disrupted our regular routines. As we anxiously await the green light to get back to gathering with friends and family, commuting to work and school, and even celebrating a Saturday night …

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Foods that may help boost your immune system

Every day, your immune system helps your body fight off foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, fungi and toxins to keep you healthy. But during cold and flu season or other times when infection rates are high, your immune system could likely use a little extra nutritional love. To be clear, food cannot replace medicine. Food …

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Dining out? How to make balanced choices at any restaurant

Restaurant menus can be confusing sometimes. Does the word “crispy” indicate fried or baked foods? Are salads really the best option? Descriptive “fluff” words and hidden preparation methods can be hard to decipher. Try these decision-making strategies for a simpler and healthier night out. Avoid hidden saturated fats and oils. If you’re at a restaurant …

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