Nutrition

Protein Powder – Yes or No?

According to an article by Food Safety News, dangerous heavy metals have been found in 40% of protein powders tested. To check yours, visit cleanlabelproject. Protein is abundant and easy to get too much of so a protein powder is often overkill and unhealthy if it takes you over the National Academy of Science’s DRI of…
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Be Your Own Advocate!

YOU MUST BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE! You know that right? You can’t look to someone else because you know your body better than anyone. I love my doctor. I would depend on my doctor if I broke a bone, couldn’t figure out what was going on without bloodwork and should I need more serious discovery. However, I…
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Your health is on your fork

Traveling to other countries is a great way to see where we are strong and where we have a long way to go. You’ll see by the references at the bottom, we have some work to do. I wonder – how was the government able to take on the tobacco industry years ago and yet…
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Ready to get serious? DETOX TIME!

DETOX WITH WHOLE FOODS Detox is an important way to kick off any nutritional program but it’s not a one-time thing. It’s like cleaning the house; it must be revisited. In this challenge, we’re going to take a BIG step past detox into metabolism repair. This will require some commitment on your part, and an…
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Eating Out, Eating Clean – Tips to Restaurant Survival

The thing about restaurants is – they want you to come back; health isn’t generally their focus. They load you up with heavy fats, plenty of sugar, salt and simple carbs to heighten your dining experience. Unfortunately that can also reduce the quality of your health, depending on how often you eat out. However, going…
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Caloric intake – adjusting them up and down

Few of us hit our caloric targets dead on but oh! how we try! Going over slows our results in hitting goals we may have and going under sacrifices our needs for nourishment. The latter is often detrimental to your health, muscle growth and energy. Health goes far beyond our desires for a perfect appearance.    If…
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Listening to Your Body : Food Allergies and Intolerances

For years, I was upset that I couldn’t eat what everyone else ate. The thought of a grilled cheese sandwich, teriyaki chicken or pastries was preoccupying, to say the least, and the cause of more than a few pity parties. The list goes on. I couldn’t drink iced drinks because my teeth were too sensitive….
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Healthy! Or is it?

Don’t be fooled! Next time you’re out shopping, watch for the words “Healthy”, “Low fat”, “Reduced Sugar”, and “Natural” on your food packaging. They are all buzzwords geared to sell product to those wanting to make better choices for themselves and their family. Sadly, they can be quite misleading.   Healthy is subjective and can…
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On The Road To Clean Eating

We’re on the road to improvement, or at least I hope we are.  No matter how far down the path you’ve made it, redefining eating for your best life continues to require focus and awareness. And a plan; especially if your good habits are not completely formed yet.  #1 Understand your goals and set them. Forbes cited…
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Juicing or blending – it’s a personal choice

Juicing or blending?? It’s a question I’m asked regularly, and one many clean eaters eventually delve into.  They are two very different choices, and each has advantages.  In the end, it comes down to personal choice and nutritional needs. The two most noticeable differences are texture and nutrient availability in the end product. I juice because I…
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