The Gluten-Free Glitch

As a nutritionist, I observe a lot of different habits, patterns, and beliefs around food. One that is particularly fascinating to me right now is the issue of gluten. It is unarguably one of the greatest inflammatory triggers in our food supply today. Research says so, not just me! In lieu of that, awareness around gluten sensitivity is also getting much more common which is a good thing. Truth be told, most folks ARE gluten […]

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How Belly Fat Could be Hurting Your Heart

  Heart Health month may be over, but don’t stop paying close attention to the care of your ticker.  Strokes and heart disease are epidemic in the U.S and monitoring your heart health should always remain a high priority. There are steps you can take right now to not only prevent but reverse heart disease with a heart-healthy lifestyle. So why is it so important to be pro-active when it comes to your heart health? […]

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How Your GUT HEALTH Could be Hurting Your HEART

Your heart begins beating four weeks after conception.  It carries you through a lifetime and beats about 100,000 times in one day.   It has a lot of work to do and all systems to and from this magnificent organ need to be running smoothly to keep you in tip top shape. In spirit of February being Heart Health Month I have been thinking a lot about the root cause of heart and cardiovascular problems. In […]

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How to Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud!

Tis the season for sniffles. Have they snuck up on you? This is the time for the perennial runny nose, red eyes, sneezing and sniffles. Pollens abound and so do seasonal allergies right now. In some folks, their bodies interpret pollen as a threat, and so they develop antibodies against the pollen in the nose. The pollen is just trying to make baby trees, it’s really not trying to hurt you. Seasonal allergies occur when the […]

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The Stinky Truth About PlugIns (& Other Chemical Based Air Fresheners)

Americans are expected to spend 1.72 billion dollars on air fresheners this year. People are purchasing these products in an effort to disguise unpleasant odors but the biggest disguise lies in their ingredients, which don’t have to be listed. That’s right. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry that’s unregulated, meaning there are no rules or restrictions in place – NONE. What are Common Air Fresheners? • Glade PlugIns • Febreze • Scented Candles • Car Fresheners […]

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