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Vaccination or Nutrition? Why Vitamin A, C and other nutrients can prevent disease

by What role do nutrients from real food play in prevention and recovery from disease? Vitamin A is critical for absorption of protein in the foods we eat and immune system function.  USDA Dietary Recommendations call for low-fat and fat-free…
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Why paddleboarding is so good for my health and digestion (and maybe yours too)!

by This summer my family has acquired a love for paddleboarding. I do love the outdoors, and spend as much time as I can there when weather is favorable doing activities I love including walking, bike riding, horseback riding, hiking,…
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Book review: Eat Beautiful: Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, and Loving It

by Focusing on desserts, the beautifully-photographed and inspring new cookbook, Eat Beautiful: Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, and Loving It by chef and activist Megan Stevens makes trading in unhealthy processed ingredients for natural and nutritious ingredients that uplift and nourish your body,…
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Can we prevent food poisoning and “stomach bugs”?

by Most of us are all-too-familiar with the feeling: the sudden onset of slow, churning in your stomach followed by fever, body aches, malaise, and loss of appetite. Eventually you cannot keep anything down.  It seems the illness must inevitably…
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Why organic milk falls short on nutrition

by Conventional milk can contain residue from hormones, antibiotics, herbicide residue and GMOs. The use of these substances has been associated with health issues both for animals as well humans. According to Organic Consumer’s Association, the use of genetically-modified recombinant bovine growth…
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Deceptions in the food industry: antibiotic-free and hormone-free animal foods

by In this Deceptions in The Food Industry series, I uncover some of the most common deceptions found in the industry that produces and sells the foods we consume. Today I will discuss the fallacies of meat and other animal…
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Nourishing and satisfying alternatives to coffee

by I have heard a lot of people describe how they need their morning coffee to “get going”. Some are writing about the benefits of Bulletproof Coffee. I have personally not drank coffee for over 20 years. I was forced…
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Ways to aid your body in digesting fats

by Does your body have trouble digesting fats? Maybe you have consumed low-fat products for a period of time and/or consumed modern, artificial fats such as vegetable oils (canola, soy, or corn). Or, maybe you have added real, traditional fats back…
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Why choose grassfed over grain-fed meat

by Meat has gained reputation for being the cause of chronic and fatal health issues including heart disease, obesity, cancer, and others due to its cholesterol and saturated fat content. But the stance on this is changing. Lately we’ve seen…
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Why should we eat fermented foods for digestive and overall health?

by In modern life, one of the things we don’t do much of is eat real cultured and fermented foods. For thousands of years, these foods have been staples of the human diet.  Since the Industrial Revolution when the advent…
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