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Corn Syrup & High Fructose Corn Syrup; What’s the Difference?

Someone recently presented me with this question and as a food and lifestyle coach, it’s my job to find answers to everyday questions and share the information with you so you can make healthy choices in your journey. Corn syrup is made by extracting from the corn starch from yellow corn plant and made into… Continue reading Corn Syrup & High Fructose Corn Syrup; What’s the Difference?

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Great Blood Work Results Can Be a Side Effect of Eating Properly

Maybe you want to change your diet to lose weight, maybe that’s your only goal, or maybe you want to lower blood sugar, cholesterol or blood pressure. Whatever your goal is, it will happen when you are diligent in adopting new good habits. One of the first things that I have experienced happening with my… Continue reading Great Blood Work Results Can Be a Side Effect of Eating Properly

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Why to Eat in Season Foods & What Ones to Eat

With so many choices for foods to eat just about anywhere you turn, particularly if you live in an urban or suburban area, it’s no wonder many of us are in a constant struggle to lose weight, to feel better, to eat less, to sleep better, to not feel bloated, to have less stress and… Continue reading Why to Eat in Season Foods & What Ones to Eat

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Coconut Oil, Friend or Foe?

I use cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil less than I used to. I didn’t taste much difference between that and a light olive oil in stir-frying. My knowledge of coconut oil in the past was that it wasn’t very good for you so my curiosity in why that ‘claim’ is different today, is no surprise.… Continue reading Coconut Oil, Friend or Foe?

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Sugar Belly

  Chances are, you have heard the words and/or read about sugar belly. It’s a real issue so I thought I’d make a quick note for you to get some of the basics of sugar belly so that you can begin making small changes today that will lead to big changes for your future. Sugar belly could… Continue reading Sugar Belly

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My Weakness: Portion Control

Like many, I love food. I eat and crave healthy food [most of the time], I don’t eat processed food and I rarely ever eat junk food. I usually have good self-control but sometimes I find myself going back for seconds simply because it tastes so good! That is a poor excuse for overeating especially… Continue reading My Weakness: Portion Control

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Cholesterol

What is cholesterol? It is a type of fat made in the liver to help bile production. Your body makes some cholesterol on its own and is needed to help digest food, make vitamin D and hormones; sex hormones to be precise. Your liver will produce more cholesterol when you eat trans-fats and saturated fats;… Continue reading Cholesterol

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Support Your Thyroid Naturally

Your thyroid’s function is to control how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls how sensitive the body is to its other hormones. Your thyroid might be challenged if you’ve been feeling tired, anxious or jittery/fidgety, depressed, in a brain fog, low sex drive, increased or decreased appetite, dry skin, low or excessive… Continue reading Support Your Thyroid Naturally

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Chewing: Do you truly taste what you eat?

You’ve probably heard it before, chewing is important. Do you know why you should chew your food well? There are several reasons so let’s get right to it. 1 – Chewing is your first step in proper digestion. 2 – Proper digestion breaks down your food so that your body can absorb as many nutrients… Continue reading Chewing: Do you truly taste what you eat?

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Maintaining Healthy Blood Pressure

Whether you want to lower your blood pressure or maintain a good blood pressure, a few simple changes can help. What causes your blood pressure to be too high? Being overweight, smoking, alcohol, stress, salt, caffeine, sleep apnea & other sleeping disorders such as insomnia, thyroid disorders, inactivity & family history. You can lower your… Continue reading Maintaining Healthy Blood Pressure