Let’s Bust This BIG FAT MYTH Once and For All

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Let’s slap down a very widespread misconception with a big dose of truth today. Here goes: “Eating fat” and “getting fat” are two completely different things.   When we talk about dietary fat, we mean a whole collection of substances. Some of these fats are harmful and best avoided, but many other fats have healthful… Read more »

Foods to Rev Up Energy, Mood, and Memory

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“Food is medicine,” as the saying goes.   Yes, we have a place for medications in health and wellness, but what’s on your plate can have a tremendous impact on every cell of your body. Food makes nutrients available for sustaining function and wellbeing. By combining modern science and nutrition, we can directly affect many… Read more »

Vacation Time? Don’t Forget to Pack This!

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Summer, and it’s time for adventure! What do you have planned for this travel season? No matter where vacations take us, time off lets us get caught up in things unusual and exciting: the stunning scenes, the local culture, the people, the sounds and movements, and patterns different from our everyday routines. What a wonderful… Read more »

How Do YOU Handle Allergies?

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This is the season when everything is blooming, especially here in the Northeast, where “tree time” is presenting itself in all its colorful display of new growth, vitality, and beauty. It’s soon to be followed by more growth in terms of grass, flowers, and then the weeds of late summer.   But what about you?… Read more »

Ready to retrain your hunger signals?

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Ugh. It happened again.   The company was delightful, the atmosphere was light and festive, and the meal was delicious…right through seconds and even thirds. Hours later, you’re still uncomfortably full and maybe experiencing reflux, restlessness, bloat, or soreness in the abdomen or back as well.   Or maybe your story goes more like this:… Read more »

Are You Confused, Too? Part II

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See also: https://www.nutritionaction.com/daily/what-to-eat/spotted-new-nutrition-facts-label-yet/   A few weeks ago, I addressed the confusion that so often results from trendy, hypey terms splashed across package labels—“all natural,” “fat-free,” “no added sugar,” and the like. (Need a refresher? Click here to return to that recent article. I hope you found that last discussion enlightening, if disappointing in terms… Read more »

Are you confused too? Part 1

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Walking the aisles of a store or market can sometimes feel like a minefield of hype. From food to personal care to household cleaners, products practically shout from signs and labels: Sustainably grown! Bleach free! Proudly made in the USA! (And that’s just to name a few.)   Marketers know how to get your attention,… Read more »

Make no bones about it…seriously.

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What if your home had a frame, porous with holes that made it weak and prone to breakage? Not a comforting thought, for sure.   However, that exact scenario might very well be happening in your skeleton without your knowledge. Osteoporosis—literally, “porous bones”—puts you at risk for falls, fractures, pain, and a “dowager’s hump.” (No… Read more »

This Miracle Mineral Gets No Respect

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Suppose an essential nutrient was incredibly involved in more than 300 vital biochemical functions in the body yet deficient in about 80% of us. Would you want to know what this curious missing ingredient was? Well, just such a nutrient exists: It’s the mighty mineral magnesium. You can’t live without magnesium, a hard-working nutrient that… Read more »