Five Fall Foods to Foster Immunity AND Beauty!

Autumn is a particularly important time to consume “seasonal and local nutrients”. It is the time of year when our bodies begin to slow down and build up immunity for the oncoming winter. Foods symbolic of autumn help us build immunity, strength and gently detoxify. Additionally, these foods are high in specific nutrients such as Vitamin C and Beta-carotene that not only support immunity but also enhance the health of our skin and hair and […]

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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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Belly Fat & Inflammation

Sound a little far fetched? Well, in actuality it is not. Excess weight around the belly is not a vanity issue or just about aesthetics anymore. In fact, it is a major warning sign of serious health issues brewing behind the scenes in someone’s body. When I first meet people, I admit it, I can’t help it, but I look at their belly. I don’t stare, I just take a quick glance to see if […]

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