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Less Clutter May Lead to Weightloss

Lately I’ve been kind of obsessed with keeping my kitchen counters clear of clutter. This is actually a huge ordeal at our house since the kitchen is where we all hang out most of the time when we’re at home. Homework is done there, mail is sorted there, and of course, meals are made there.…

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Spring Break Is My New Years

We’re about a quarter of the way through the year. How did you make out on your New Year’s resolutions? Personally, I feel that the start of Spring is the perfect time to make positive changes, tackle new challenges and clean out the “crap” so to speak. Who wants to do all of that stuff…

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Do You Have a Picky Eater?

Imagine being reprimanded for not eating your green beans or being sent to bed early because you refused to eat your fish. Even as adults we carry food aversions and would become frustrated if someone commented on our lack of an adventurous palate. Give your kid (and yourself) a break. Children, especially young ones, are…

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It’s A New Year…

So, we’re about 2 weeks into the new year. How’s it going? You know what I mean. How are you doing with those resolutions?  For those of you who made your resolutions and have stuck with them, I am so happy for you and hope that you continue to stick with them. The truth is,…

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In the (Nutrition) News…

Each morning I get about a dozen emails summarizing current nutrition research from around the world.  It’s so interesting to read through some amazing articles that truly get me excited about cool new products and advances in nutrition science. Except this morning once of the articles was about something truly unbelievable. Caffeinated Underwear. Yes. It’s…

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Healthy Gut…Part 2 – Prebiotics

In my last blog I gave you all a little lesson on gut health and how important probiotics are in keeping your GI tract healthy. This time I want to tell you about “prebiotics”, which are foods that provide a healthy environment for probiotics (healthy bacteria) to live and flourish. They are actually the “food”…

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Healthy Gut…Part 1 – Probiotics

Getting my clients’ guts on track has been top priority lately. I’ve had a few clients come to me with various issues ranging from poor digestion to lower GI problems, as well as just not feeling back to “normal” after a nasty cold.  The first thing we examine is their diet, and specifically, if they…

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My Resolutions for 2014

The last day of 2013 is here. Can you believe it? I hope you all can look back on this year and remember all the things that made you smile. Now, on to 2014! Time to make those resolutions, but this year let’s make ones that we can really stick to! Here are my five…

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Food Dyes & Additives – Are They Safe?

Baking with the kids this weekend got me thinking about food dyes and additives. What does the research say about how they affect our bodies, as well as how they affect behavior? There are some studies that have shown a possible link to cancer (Blue 2), as well as industry-sponsored tests that have linked others…

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Happy Labor Day…Don’t Freak Out!

The first day of fall is weeks away, yet to me Labor Day marks the end of summer for us.  The last long weekend of Summer signifies back to school on Tuesday, the retirement of those white jeans and summer dresses until May, and for the lucky ones, a return from summering some place fabulous.…

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