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Food Sensitivities & Autoimmunity: Do Elimination Diets Help?

Allergies are nothing to sneeze at⸺especially food allergies. Bob eats a peanut; Bob can’t breathe. But, what about food sensitivities? Find out the difference between a food allergy and other food reactions. Plus, discover how an elimination diet may help chronic symptoms and autoimmune diseases, as well. Food is Medicine or Poison Food is fuel,

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Holidays & Special Diets: 5 Ways to Keep the Season Jolly

Joy is in the air, along with the scent of holiday baking. For those on special diets, thoughts of traditional holiday fare can pile on worry and frustration. Concerned that your gluten-free, keto or other special diet means a bah humbug holiday? Learn these 5 ways to keep the jolly in your celebration, regardless of

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Eating for Fertility: Proteins, Carbs and Fat Matter

What should you be eating to boost fertility? Could going low carb mean a higher rate of conception?  You are what you eat, and so is your baby-to-be. Long before trying for that magical positive pregnancy test moment, a dietary intervention might be in order. Use these 5 nutrition tips to increase your fertility, naturally. Why

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When Gluten-Free is Worse for You

Are gluten-free diets healthy? It depends. While gluten-free diets are sometimes dubbed as just another crazy fad there are those that benefit from removing gluten.  However, just because you decide to go gluten-free does not mean you’re going to necessarily reap mounds of benefits. Education and execution are key. There are times a gluten-free diet

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How to Get Enough Fiber on Keto

Concerned about getting enough fiber on a low carb, ketogenic diet? Just because you’re keto doesn’t mean you can subsist off bacon and butter. Here’s how to meet your needs for fiber on keto. Fiber is an essential part of any diet. And, while it is true that fiber and carbohydrates go hand-in-hand, you don’t

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Keto FAQ’s Part 1

Keto is in. One quick spin around the health and wellness sections of the internet or your grocery store, and you’ll probably see a reference to the ketogenic diet. Ketogenic diets have earned their time in the spotlight. They’ve helped everyone from stay-at-home moms to Olympic athletes. Even the US military is studying the benefits

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Folate vs Folic Acid: What’s the difference and why care?

Folate is an essential B vitamin needed for tissue growth and happy, healthy cells. Just like kids build with those brightly colored blocks to make countless creations, your body uses folate to build and repair DNA, create red blood cells and keep your body merrily humming along. Folate’s role in methylation Folate plays a starring

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Paleo vs Keto: Similarities, Differences + Which Is Best For You

The Paleo diet and the Ketogenic diet have both gained extreme popularity in recent years for their acclaimed ability to promote weight loss, fat reduction, improved metabolism, and numerous other benefits. While there are a lot of overlapping similarities between the two, Paleo and Keto each have their own unique purpose that, at times, can

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10 Easy Ways to Get More Protein into Your (Kid’s) Diet

Every cell in your body needs protein Protein is a nutrient with a big to-do list. Repair tissue. Check. Make hormones. Check. Fight infection. Check. Create enzymes for digestion, clotting and energy production. Check-checkity-check. And that’s just the short list. The many functions of protein is uber-important in all humans and is especially critical in

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