Monthly Archives: September 2021

How Do I Count My Carbs?

Carbohydrates are a macronutrient found in sugar, starch and fiber. They are made up of simple sugars, such as glucose, fructose and galactose.  Carbs are found in cereal, grains, dairy, legumes, fruits and vegetables. When carbohydrates are broken down, the glucose is used as energy for the cells in your body. Carbohydrates are not all […]

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Am I Inflamed?

When we discuss  disease states, health providers often refer to inflammation in the body. In fact, chronic inflammation is at the root of many diseases. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to illness and infection as a way to protect itself. However, when the body becomes chronically inflamed, the body’s immune system may start attacking […]

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What is Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut is also known as intestinal permeability. It is a condition that affects the mucosal lining of the intestine, which is the barrier from the GI tract into the bloodstream. When the gut lining gets damaged, compounds and toxins that normally do not enter the bloodstream are able to seep  in and cause an […]

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GABA for Anxiety

In this year of COVID, anxiety about our health, finances and emotional wellness are skyrocketing. Anxiety disorders include panic attacks, social and generalized anxiety, phobias, OCD and PTSD. Anxiety is often associated with eating disorders, like emotional eating and weight gain, plus and sleep disorders, and IBS (irritable blow syndrome). There are natural methods to […]

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Keto Anyone?

The keto (ketogenic) diet has become very popular, and grocery store shelves  are lined with different keto products to try. Many consumers are confused about the diet, the products in stores, and whether the keto diet will help with their nutritional goals. The keto diet is a high fat, low carb diet which puts your […]

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