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5 Warning Signs You May Have a Food Sensitivity

If you know people who have a nut allergy or dairy or gluten intolerance, you know how seriously they must avoid consuming the item they have a reaction to. Why? Because consuming the food item they are allergic to can cause them to become extremely sick, or even die. Clearly, food allergies are no joke, […]

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Want to Naturally Decrease Cortisol Levels? Don’t Ignore This Research.

  Cortisol is a stress hormone that humans naturally produce. Under normal circumstances, cortisol is helpful. In fact, it can be a lifesaver as it plays an important role in fight-or-flight responses. However, sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. Some individuals produce abnormal amounts of cortisol, which endangers their health. Known […]

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Why Learning to Cook Can Save Your Health

  Learning to cook can save your health. In fact, picking up a few kitchen tips and tricks will actually transform your life.   When I speak with patients about this issue, I hear about very understandable circumstances. In short, people don’t cook because they are busy working jobs, raising families, and trying to catch […]

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Super Foods to Boost Your Health

  Super foods…   It’s a term that many dieticians and health gurus sling around quite often; however, what does it mean?   Super foods are chock-full of disease-fighting vitamins and minerals. In only a small amount of food, you receive ample amounts of the nutrients your body needs to remain in optimal health.   […]

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7 Ways to Sneak Exercise into Your Busy Day

    Adult life means that you’re most likely perpetually busy—from work to family obligations, exercise takes a back burner. But luckily, you can still sneak exercise into your hectic schedule.   Whether you’re a single parent, or someone with a demanding job, there is more than one way to keep your body moving and […]

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Simple, Easy, and Healthy Food Swaps

  What is a healthy food swap, exactly?   Optimal nutrition means making healthier choices. However, it’s not always such an easy transition. This is especially true when eating healthy means ditching foods that you enjoy or bring you comfort.   For this reason, I advocate making simple, easy, and healthy food swaps. In this […]

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The Most Beneficial Exercise in North Carolina

    What’s the most beneficial exercise in North Carolina? In this article, I’ll answer that question; however, I want to address exercise in general before I move any further.   The most beneficial form of exercise works in two ways:   #1 It should improve your physical wellbeing, enhance muscle strength, keep you at […]

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10 Results You Get from Practicing Yoga

  Practicing yoga: yoga is a gentle, all-body exercise that helps calm the mind and reduce stress. Those who practice yoga do it to improve and enhance both mind and body. Today, we will focus on the physical benefits of a regular yoga practice.   The longer you do yoga, the more proficient you’ll become, […]

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5 Exercise Strategies for People with Desk Jobs

  If you have a desk job, you’re officially sedentary for much of the day, which will inevitably take a toll on your health. From weight gain to higher stress levels, sedentary jobs can put a dent in your exercise routine.   While you can exercise after work, you’re still tired at the end of […]

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Reasons Why Parents Lose Good Health

Many parents, especially new moms and dads, gain weight, lose sleep, and fall short of the health goals they had before becoming parents.   Why is it that parents lose good health?   No two families are alike, so the reasons vary.   However, in my years of providing health consultations to families and individuals, […]

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3 Healthy Crock-Pot Meals that Save Time

Whether it’s for weight loss or simply increasing nutritional value, home cooking is the best route to take.   But how many times have you told yourself you don’t have time to cook healthy meals—especially after a long day at work or after running the kids to and from after-school activities?   If time is […]

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How to Prevent Overindulgence at Holiday Parties

We’ve all done it—eaten or drunk too much at an office party or a bash at a friend’s house and regretted it the next day. While overindulgence is often part of celebrating the end of the year, it’s not inevitable.   Let us help you avoid the holiday party blues with these ideas. Eat before […]

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5 Ways to Incorporate Fresh Breakfast Vegetables

Breakfast vegetables aren’t as common as breakfast fruits. Most people love fruit with their breakfasts, from blueberry pancakes to banana nut muffins. So many healthy recipes call for fruit that finding your family’s favorite fruit-filled breakfast is simple. However, this isn’t always as easy with vegetables. Most families don’t incorporate vegetables into their breakfast repertoire. […]

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Organize Your Refrigerator for Health

Organize your refrigerator and take control of your health. Almost everything you need to eat a healthy diet resides in your fridge. While your pantry contains cheese poofs, chocolate-glazed donuts, and sugar-coated cereals, your fridge sports fresh fruit and veggies. Your fridge could be a springboard of health, if you organize it to prioritize health. […]

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