Can B-vitamins Really Boost Your Energy?

B-vitamins are advertised as being extraordinary energy-boosters, but nutrition researchers are less enthusiastic about their benefits. This is a great article about what B-vitamins really do, and how they affect your body. B-vitamin infused energy drinks are an excellent example of what happens when retail companies don’t let science get in the way of making […]

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The Health Benefits of Nut Milks

Beverages like almond and coconut milk are becoming more popular. Here’s what you need to know about the nutritional benefits of nut milks. Adding nut milk to your diet “The nutritional properties of plant-based milks depend on the plant source, processing and fortification,” according to a recent study published in Critical Reviews in Food Science […]

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That Viral Coke Infographic Is Wrong. Here’s What Really Happens.

Not-so-shocking newsflash: drinking soda isn’t very good for you. A viral infographic made its way onto the Internet in July 2015, breaking down what happens to your body within an hour of drinking a can of Coke. The graphic is shown below.  While it makes some decent points about sugar and caffeine, its approach is […]

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Alkaline vs Acidic – Why You Should Care

Alkaline vs Acidic – Why You Should Care? WHAT IS THIS – HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY CLASS? Back to High School we go to refresh on alkaline vs acidic! It’s a lesson in pH, and how important the pH of your food is to maintaining a balanced system and a healthy diet. So what does “pH” […]

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Eating Fat Will NOT Make You Fat…

Eating Fat Will NOT Make You Fat…   Eating fat will not make you fat.  Here is what WILL “make you fat”: Eating more calories than your body uses, eating empty calories, not working out, being a couch potato and eating too many carbohydrates and sugars without the appropriate balance of fats and proteins. How […]

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The MANY benefits of Coconut Oil

The MANY benefits of Coconut Oil   If you haven’t heard of coconut oil or you don’t use it on a regular basis, you are in for a TREAT!  Coconut oil not only tastes great, but it is an excellent high temperature oil that is great for cooking.  In addition to the taste and versatility […]

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Your Diet Isn’t Working

Your Diet Isn’t Working Your diet isn’t working. You are exercising, you are counting calories, you are pre-measuring your food but it just feels like it isn’t happening fast enough! You are tempted to listen to that advertisement you just saw and drop big dollars on pills that are promising fast fat loss! You are […]

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I am Eating Clean and Working Out Hard But….

I am Eating Clean and Working Out Hard But…. I “eat clean” and workout BUT I am not making progress…  Is this you? If so, READ ON! I get lots of e-mails through my website and facebook daily. Many of them start with “I am eating clean and working out hard, BUT…” Those behind the […]

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What are Phytonutrients?

What are Phytonutrients? Maybe you know that they’re good for you, but I thought I would give you a bit more background since the term seems to popping up more and more in everyday ‘healthy’ conversation. Phytonutrients are chemicals found in plants that are necessary for the health and defense of the plant. And, some […]

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Pass the Artificial Sweetener?

Pass the Artificial Sweetener? How (artificially) sweet it is…or is it?!? You want to eat healthier, you want to lose weight, but you still have have those cravings for something sweet.  Food companies know this, and have worked hard to give us “sweet” options  that have no calories; and if you listen to the marketing…no […]

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