5 Ways to Use Food as Medicine

5 Ways to Use Food as Medicine

Good nutrition and what you put into your body is the foundation for good health. “Food is Medicine” as Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine said almost 2500 years ago. It was his belief that eating wholesome food is the basis for good...

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Whole Grain Bread Nutrition

Whole Grain Bread Nutrition

Whole grain bread has higher nutritional value than wheat bread In recent years, bread has received a bad rap for being filled with junky carbohydrates and containing little nutritional value. For many breads and baked goods, this reputation is...

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Reading Bread Labels

Reading Bread Labels

In comparing bread ingredient labels, use this judgement : the shorter the ingredient list, the better the bread. The most nutritious bread may be made from only whole wheat flour, water, yeast, and salt, with possibly a touch of molasses and...

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Are all processed foods harmful?

Are all processed foods harmful?

The definition of processed food applies to any food that has been altered from its natural state in some way, either for safety reasons or convenience. Food processing techniques include freezing, canning, baking, drying and pasteurizing...

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Dangers of a Big Middle

Dangers of a Big Middle

Carrying extra weight — especially belly fat — can be risky. New insights suggest that the excess folds of fat some of us accumulate around the waist may be of greater concern than what the scale reflect. Having a large amount of belly fat...

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L.E.A.N. in Pregnancy

L.E.A.N. in Pregnancy

What Does it Mean to Be L.E.A.N. in Pregnancy? From the moment your baby arrives, you will have new opportunities to learn and grow as a parent. At times, you may feel overwhelmed with all that you are experiencing. Sometimes you will feel...

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Proper Nutrition During Pregnancy

Proper Nutrition During Pregnancy

It could be that good nutrition has always been a priority in your life. Or maybe you’re just now beginning to be more intentional about what you eat. Either way, you will find that proper nutrition during pregnancy is very rewarding. Taking care...

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Anti Inflammatory Curcuma

Anti Inflammatory Curcuma

On the Japanese island of Okinawa, turmeric or curcuma tea is a way of life. The population drinks this traditional favorite daily. Numerous studies have linked turmeric with wide-ranging anti-inflammatory effects. Perhaps this helps to explain...

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Pros and Cons of a Juice Cleanse

Pros and Cons of a Juice Cleanse

A juice cleanse is a type of diet that involves consuming only juices from vegetables and fruits in an attempt to lose weight and detoxify the body. As these cleanses are restrictive in terms of food groups and calories, many people are skeptical...

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Prediabetes – Steps to take now

Prediabetes – Steps to take now

So what is Prediabetes? That may be a burning question on your mind if you have been recently diagnosed with prediabetes, or if you have known about your prediabetes for a while now. Even if you have not been told that you have prediabetes, you...

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Sugar Cravings

Sugar Cravings

Sugar, Sugar There are many things that are detrimental to our health, but if I had to choose one thing that is a problem for so many people, its sugar cravings. Complications from sugar kill more people than cigarette smoke. Yes, you read that...

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