Category Archives: Weight Loss Diets

Cells: The Building Blocks of Life

The human body contains millions of cells that rely on healthy nutrition like proteins, vitamins and minerals. While the body can create some of these nutrients, it also requires essential vitamins and minerals from food sources. Every living organism depends on its cells to function normally. Often referred to as “the building blocks of life,” cells are the biological, structural and functional units that carry out tasks in an organism. A collection of cells working together is […]

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What is Algae and Should You Eat It?

Algae are seaweed and other chlorophyll-containing plants that lack stems, roots, and leaves—but provide many health benefits. When you hear the word algae, you might think of that green substance that settles at the bottom of a pool or floats on the top of a pond. You are right, that is algae, but there’s also the edible kind of algae, which contains tons of micronutrients important to our health. Because it’s so important to get necessary nutrients […]

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Common Autoimmune Diseases and How Diet Helps

More than 23 million Americans have an autoimmune disease, making these conditions some of the most common in the U.S. (1). At the core of these conditions is the immune system attacking the body’s organs, tissues, and cells. Autoimmune diseases can affect different parts of your body, which is what distinguishes one disease from another—there are more than 80 types. While anyone can develop one of these conditions, a family history, women of childbearing age, certain environmental factors, […]

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Top Summer Superfoods of the Garden

As the summer winds down and the farmer’s markets ramp up, we thought you would enjoy a little guidance on which of the fruits and veggies you find at the farmer’s markets would be the best to consume while they are in season: Tomatoes These garden greats grow en masse in summertime and you can just taste their goodness. Their high levels of the antioxidant lycopene are known for possible prevention of several types of cancers, so eat them up this […]

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Easiest Tastes Like Pad Thai Peanut Sauce

This is the Easiest Pad Thai Peanut Sauce that takes about 5 minutes using pantry staples you already have. When I traveled to Thailand in 2015 I had the joy and honor to soak up the Thai culture including the most delicious fresh foods, including pad thai. Disclaimer, this is totally not a full on pad thai, but when I’m in a time crunch and I want to throw a healthy meal together that “tastes like pad […]

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Best Ways to Burn Belly Fat

Excess belly fat has a way of making anyone feel less confident in their own skin. But after years of following unhealthy habits like eating anything and everything you want, neglecting exercising and more, it’s no wonder that your body could be looking and feeling more like a wastebasket. When God placed us on this earth, He did so with the intention that we would treat our bodies sacredly, only fueling them with the most natural sustenance […]

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Why Am I Always Tired?

We all have days when our energy feels low. In fact, one of the common questions I get from clients is, “why am I always tired?” The thing is, tiredness isn’t something you just have to deal with. While it is normal to feel sleepy sometimes, if it’s happening every day—even if you are getting good sleep—then it’s time to figure out what’s making you so fatigued. To help you pinpoint some causes, I’m talking about common […]

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Tomato Basil Edamame Salad

Looking for a light, fresh dish that celebrates the season? Try this Tomato Basil Edamame Salad. This simple salad combines some of my favorite flavors all in one fell swoop. This is a great salad to make on your batch cooking day for a quick side dish all week long — in 4 servings. You can also enjoy this salad as an entree with additional healthy fats and protein added, or enjoy a larger serving — to […]

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Are Eggs Actually Healthy?

The nutrition info and health benefits behind American’s touted most favorite breakfast food. Previously and even today, health and nutrition experts will claim eggs to be the golden protein or golden food while others put eggs on the list of foods you should avoid. So what gives? For those who are in opposition of eggs, believe the cholesterol in eggs would cause plaque build-up in the arteries, which could lead to serious problems like heart disease and stroke. These […]

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Understanding Postpartum Depression

Bringing a baby into the world is one of the most miraculous things a woman can do. You create a strong connection with your newborn from the moment they start growing in the womb, and watch that bond continue to blossom as your child ages. But while there are many amazing milestones and feelings that occur after giving birth, many people shy away from discussing a condition that’s very common and has mothers feeling pessimistic after pregnancy: […]

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