Coconut Whipped Cream

COCONUT WHIP CREAM One of my favorite cookies of all time are Monster Cookies. My mom used to make HUGE batches at home and then once off to college, my friends and I would scrape together change to come up with enough to buy some warm,...

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The Treatment of Depression

The Treatment of Depression 9 AUGUST, 2018 Depression is so difficult to treat. The underlying factors that are at work with depression are many and elusive to many doctors and the patient themselves. Often, pharmaceuticals are the first intervention because of the...

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Kids Eat Right Month

  Kids Eat Right Month     15   AUGUST, 2018   It's Kids Eat Right Month and as we look at sending the kids back to school we should be even more aware and proactive with feeding our kids well and optimizing their nutrition especially when we have control over what...

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Cauliflower Tortillas

CAULIFLOWER TORTILLAS Ever wonder what cauliflower rice tastes like? Or do ever wonder what in the heck you should do with it? You know it would be healthy for you and a way to incorporate vegetables in your diet but you question whether your family would actually...

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The Power of Peaches

The Power of Peaches 8 AUGUST, 2018 Peaches are a wonderful sweet treat that also provides good nutrition and they are in season right now. So, eat up because it’s Peach Day! They provide antioxidants and keep your body working its best. Antioxidants keep your body...

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Healthy Picnic Meals

Healthy Picnic Meals 18 JULY, 2018 Heading outdoors to enjoy the weather through hiking a trail or visiting a park can be so fun for the kids and the whole family! Heck, you can even just pack a little lunch and have one right in your backyard for something different...

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Life After Thyroid Cancer

  Life After Thyroid Cancer     5   MARCH, 2018   As a young college student, the stress became unbearable. Classes, the general unknown about a future, my dad’s terminal illness turned into straight up clinical depression and debilitating fatigue. It’s...

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It’s Peanut Month

March is Peanut Month 1 MARCH, 2018 Am I the only one who can eat Peanut Butter by the spoonful? Peanuts are not only awesome in the butter form but they make a great snack. Here’s some nutritional reasons for you to include these legumes in your diet. 1.  Peanuts are...

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Salt: How to Choose the Best One

Salt: How to Choose the Best One 20 MARCH, 2018 There are so many varieties of salt in the grocery aisles but what’s the difference and what is the best kind to use? The bottom line is that they all are made from Sodium chloride (NaCl). These two elements, the sodium...

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National Spaghetti Day

National Spaghetti Day 4 JANUARY, 2018 This can cause some angst with those who are wondering "should I" or "shouldn't I?" This mostly has to do with the amount of carbohydrates in spaghetti or other pasta dishes. But you can have a spaghetti-like dish without...

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Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid Awareness Month 1 JANUARY, 2018 TEN years ago in October... It was 10 years ago October 30, 2007 that I had prepped for surgery at Mayo Clinic (St. Mary's Hospital) to have my thyroid removed. I was at the hospital by 6 am and got bumped several times to the...

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9 Facts About Real Foods (and Reasons to Eat Them)

9 Facts About Real Foods (and Reasons To Eat Them) 29 DECEMBER, 2017 We all know that eating whole foods is going to be more beneficial to our health than eating out of a box or off the dollar menu but do we understand why and how important it is? The following simply...

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How to Find Holiday Food Bliss

  How to Find Holiday Food Bliss     21   DECEMBER, 2017   Have you ever wondered why you struggle so much with sugar and caffeine you’re getting from the quick fix, on-the-go foods you put in your body every day? Do you have a trouble with just NOT being able to stop...

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My Honest Review of Isagenix

My Honest Review of Isagenix 19 NOVEMBER, 2017 As a functional nutritionist, I’m often asked, “Is this product good for me?” “What is the best protein shake?” or “Will it help me lose weight?” In the last couple of months, I’ve been asked these questions about some...

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National Diabetes Awareness Month

  National Diabetes Awareness Month     13   November, 2017   November is National Diabetes Awareness Month with the 14th being World Diabetes Day. I think it’s important to acknowledge the people who have been affected by this disease. This month is all about...

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