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Your Six Step Guide to Better Digestion

by Donna Gates
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Over 70 million Americans struggle with digestive diseases, and the truth is that poor digestion can affect your health for the worse. Poor digestion will deprive your body of the nutrients it needs to promote a healthy brain and immune system, leaving you at risk for illness, memory loss, fatigue, and even depression.

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Expand Your Grains, Extend Your Life

by Brad
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The study isn’t proof that white rice causes diabetes, more so, it shows the importance of eating whole grains. More brown rice is helpful because it is higher in fiber and that may protect against diabetes. Whole grains have so much more fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein, so you get a lot more nutritional bang for your buck than with refined carbohydrates like white rice or white bread.

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas (V,GF)

by Kelli & Brad
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Here’s a great dish to serve for a hearty meal. I love baking a dish of these on Sunday afternoon and eating the leftovers for lunch all week. Even your non-healthy eating friends will like this one. Some may wonder, “Where’s the chicken?”, but they’ll get over it.

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Overeating Harms Memory

by Craig Weatherby
overeating negatively effects memory

Last year, two studies from Europe and the Mayo Clinic linked diets high in saturated fat – and low in unsaturated fats – to greater risk for brain decline. A new Mayo Clinic study suggests that excess calories may double the risk for memory loss.

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New Study Shows Omega 3s Make You Smart, Sugar Makes You Smrt

by Brad
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Beyond improving how you feel today and helping you avoid diseases in the future, eating well can also make you smarter. What’s not to like about that? In last week’s edition of the Journal of Physiology a group of UCLA researchers published results of a study on the effects of high-fructose corn syrup and Omega-3 fatty acids on the cognitive performance of rats. From the study the scientists concluded that a diet high in sugar, in as little as six weeks, could cause a significant decline in learning abilities and memory.

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Nutrition News – A Random Round Up

by Brad
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Today I’m going to take a little bit of a different approach and talk about a few different topics real quickly. They all tie together to reinforce the message that Nature is pretty cool. We’ve been blessed with incredible foods that can fuel and protect our amazing bodies; no chemicals, GMO nonsense, or artificial garbage necessary.

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Going Out Tonight? Here Are a Few Healthy Restaurant Eating Ideas

by Isabel De Los Rios
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So you’ve decided to eat healthier, starting with cleaning up your diet. Sooner or later it’s time to go eat out and you may not have full control of the restaurant choice. Here are a few ideas you can use to stick to your new clean eating goals and still have a good time going out.

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Three Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

by Kelli
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Spring is definitely here, and summer is not far behind. As the temperatures are rising I’ve been feeling a shift in what foods I’m craving – does that happen to any of you? I’m feeling a craving for more raw than cooked foods now. Along with the rest of the Spring cleaning we do, Spring cleaning your diet is a good idea because your body’s needs change according to the season.

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Is Organic Worth The Extra Money? Images Tell the Story Best

by Brad
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Very often people ask us if paying the extra money for organic produce is worth it. We do our best to explain the benefits, but of course we know that images, pictures, and stories are more powerful than mere data, so we try to use those as much as possible.

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Artificial Sweeteners’ Side Effects and Natural Sugar Substitutes

by Isabel De Los Rios
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Artificial sweeteners are nothing but BAD news so I really wanted to see what type of studies have been done most recently on the topic and where Dr. Oz and his colleagues currently stand on the whole artificial sweetener debate.

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Want to eat healthy, but unsure where to start?

by Brad
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Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? The theme this year is Get Your Plate in Shape. It’s not much of a stretch at all that focusing on what you put on your plate may be the most important thing you could be doing right now. Changing the way you eat could change […]

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Why Counting Calories Will Never Get You Healthy and To an Ideal Weight

by Isabel De Los Rios
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You’ll never achieve your ideal weight by counting calories. If you’re counting calories to lose weight or just trying to eat healthy, stop the madness! Calorie counting is time consuming, depressing and completely unnecessary. It’s simply about being mindful of what you eat.

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The Dark Side of Chocolate…Is So Good!

by Kelli
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Here’s your permission to eat your chocolate alone. Not like ‘all by myself’ kind of alone, I’m just talking about eating chocolate straight up. But yes, I do it all by myself sometimes.

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