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  1. Why You Don’t Need a Vegan Cleanse (Or Any Cleanse)

    Why You Don’t Need a Vegan Cleanse (Or Any Cleanse)
    Juice cleanses, vegan cleanses, detox cleanses. Various types of cleanses are extremely popular right now, as are the myriad of products you need to purchase to help your body detoxify. As a Registered Dietitian, it's hard not to just brush cleanses off as another unfounded nutrition trend. But, every year I see a new “detox” method popping up, so clearly...
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  2. Whey vs. Plant Protein: Which is Best?

    Whey vs. Plant Protein: Which is Best?
    You are looking for a protein powder and you want to make the best choice for your health. So, you head to the health food store and are completely confused by all the options. Or a Google search gives you so many different choices you end up just closing your browser. I won’t lie, there are a lot of protein...
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  3. Plant vs. Animal Protein: Which is Best?

    Plant vs. Animal Protein: Which is Best?
    You already understand that protein is important for your health. It supports your muscles, keeps you full after meals, and plays a role in maintaining the tissues in your body. The word protein comes from the word for “primary” in Greek, that’s how incredibly important it is. But, it is a bit confusing to figure out what type of protein...
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  4. Is Your Spouse Sabotaging Your Diet?

    Is Your Spouse Sabotaging Your Diet?
    You have decided to make some lifestyle changes. Maybe you want to lose a little weight or just try to eat healthier. So, you have a chat with your spouse about your new goals and they are not quite on board. Or maybe they say they want to help, then show up with a box of donuts or your cook...
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  5. Is Keto Healthy?

    Is Keto Healthy?
    The keto diet is THE big diet right now. Celebrities, like Halle Berry and Megan Fox, made it popular a few year back and it took off as the best way to lose all those unwanted pounds. Regardless of its popularity, is it a healthy way to eat? Let’s discuss. What is the Ketogenic Diet? The ketogenic or “keto” diet...
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  6. Should I Put Butter in My Coffee?

    Should I Put Butter in My Coffee?
    Have you heard of this new trend of putting butter in your coffee, also sometimes called Bulletproof coffee? This new diet trend was started by Dave Asprey, who claims that starting your day with a cup of coffee with butter in it will boost your IQ, increase your energy, and help with weight loss. But, are any of these claims...
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  7. 6 Foods to Help You Sleep Better

    6 Foods to Help You Sleep Better
    Even as a Registered Dietitian, with a passion for helping people heal through diet, there is one thing that I believe is even more important than diet. That one thing is getting enough sleep. Sleep is woefully neglected in our go, go, go world. But, getting at least 8 hours is the most important thing you can do for your...
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  8. Recharging Your Body in 5 Days

    Recharging Your Body in 5 Days
    Is it possible to recharge your body in just five days? At first glance, you might think that this isn't realistically possible. However, the fact is you have something helping you make it happen. That something is the amazing power of the human body. The human body is able ...
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  9. Do Statins Raise the Risk of Diabetes?

    Do Statins Raise the Risk of Diabetes?
    If you are taking statins to reduce cholesterol levels and improve your overall cardiovascular health , the last thing you want to know is that statins may increase the risk of diabetes. However, experts are quick to point out that the risk is far outweighed by the benefits – here’s why. A r...
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  10. Why Fruits Used to be Healthier

    Why Fruits Used to be Healthier
    Most health organizations are united in recommending we eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day, but researchers from the University of Texas found there has been a decline in the nutritional content of produce over the last 50 years. The study compared modern-day fruit and vegetables with p...
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