Surprising ways stress can change your body

Have you ever wondered what happens to your body when you are stressed? I was previously talking about stress and aging. Let’s explore all the negative effects stress has on our bodies. When you learn exactly how your body responds to stress, it can be a HUGE “a-ha”...

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How junk food tricks you into eating too much

I read a study the other day that I just had to share with you, because it personally made me even more committed to eating a diet based on real, whole foods. It’s all about how ultra-processed foods make us want to eat more. Here are the basics of what they found:...

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Why Fiber Is So Great

Did you know that there is a nutrient in your food that can keep you feeling full, doesn’t have any calories, and help you live longer?! Most of us don’t get enough of it! It’s fiber, and it’s definitely worth taking a look at your intake. Let’s talk about how much...

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Low Carb Diet 101

It is well known that the Western diet/Standard American Diet (SAD) are high in processed carbohydrates (especially sugar) which results in gastrointestinal and systemic inflammation. This further contributes to the development of increased intestinal permeability...

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Why is My Metabolism Slow?

You may feel tired, cold or that you've gained weight.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down? What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all...

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How Stressed Are You?

We know stress is aging us at a faster pace. We also know that chronic stress is one of the root causes of modern diseases. Managing stress is as important as diet. Even if you have a perfect diet, stress can damage your health. We also know that we can’t avoid...

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What about the mouth?

Good oral care is imperative to prevent diseases later in life. How much attention are you giving to your oral health? There are many elements to dental health that we can do simply with natural methods. Chemical antibacterial mouthwashes and toothpastes do more harm...

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What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you. If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make...

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