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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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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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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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7 tips for a cheaper, healthier grocery bill

Healthy eating and staying on a budget — many would argue these two ideas do not fit together. I beg to differ! My number one recommendation for making it feasible: keep it simple and delicious, or as I like to say, simplicious. Healthy eating is not about counting calories or watching the clock to ensure you’ve waited …

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Why I went plant-based and why my patients should too

When I was growing up in Georgia, my mother put meatloaf on the table all the time. We ate burgers and hot dogs like everybody else and didn’t think anything about it. I don’t remember ever eating fish at our house. This was before we had all the studies about the negative effects of cholesterol, …

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