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Food combining myth

Is The Food Combining Trend Total BS?

If So, Can I Go Back To Eating Fruit With Starches? A few years back I did a blog post on food combining. The idea of which was such a large part of my...
Is Shakeology Healthy?

Is Shakeology Healthy?

Is Shakeology Healthy? Maybe Not For Your Wallet Before we begin, you should know I am NOT affiliated with Shakeology or BeachBody in any way. I have also never tried Shakeology. I see a...
How Not To Die Book Cover

5 Major Takeaways from the Book ‘How Not To Die’

The book How Not To Die by Michael Greger might be my favorite nutrition book of all time. All the information in the book is laid out into two parts. The first part details...

Why We Need Water: It Keeps You Sexy

Water Really Does Everything The only thing water doesn’t do it make for an interesting blog topic… cause it’s water. Water doesn’t come out of the tap in fantastical rainbow colours, there’s no delightful...

The Unhealthy Vegan

‘Going vegan’ will not automatically make you healthy. There is such thing as an unhealthy vegan. Many people think that vegans are food obsessed health nuts. For many vegans, this might be true, but...

The Many Reasons Why Garlic Is Great

If ‘Superfoods’ Exist, Garlic Might Be Their King. It is considered one of the most powerful natural remedies ever. While I doubt it repels vampires, it certainly repels all sorts of nasty bacteria. It...

The New Four Food Groups

A Basic Outline For Healthy Eating The idea of the basic four food groups that most of us grew up with is, sadly, as outdated as it is ridiculous, putting the most nourishing foods,...

Can You Eat Too Much Protein?

The short answer is yes. Want more of an answer? Excessive amounts of protein, via animal products, plants, or supplementation, can be harmful to your body, causing damage to your kidneys and liver. Now...

7 Tips To Improve Your Digestion

Ever feel like you need to improve your digestion? Whenever there are family gatherings, like during Christmas, Thanksgiving, and birthdays, food tends to play a major part. Turkey, gravy, stuffing, ham, potatoes, and cheese,...

Can Side Effects From Birth Control Pills Mess With Your Head?

Birth control pills make like easier for many women. They can reduce or eliminate cramps, improve your complexion, keep your period predictable, and most importantly, prevent you from getting pregnant. Yay for that! Unfortunately,...

Why You Need To Eat More Fiber

How long does it take for your food to travel through your intestines? You wouldn’t think it would take that long, but all that digestion, absorption, and elimination takes a lot of work. The...
alkaline fruits and vegetables

Is Your Acid vs Alkaline Balance Important?

Our blood sits at a pH of 7.4. This means it leans, ever so slightly, alkaline. If something were to happen in our body and this somehow changed, even by a small amount, like...
Eating soy

Is Soy Bad For You? Or Is It The Best?

There is a lot of controversy around soy, and some of it is pretty extreme. Many people wonder, ‘is soy bad or is it good?’ I’ve been searching through some amazing nutritional sources and...
A basket of raw foods

Why You Need To Eat More Raw Food

When you start to delve deep into nutritional science you realize even your healthiest meals can cause problems down the road. That realization sucks, but it can he helped if you only eat more...

Perils Of An Underactive Stomach

Digestive problems seem to be one of the most common ailments people complain about; and one of the most medicated. Then again, it’s easier to take a pill and make the pain go away...
Where do you get your protein?

How To Respond To “Where Do You Get Your Protein?”

To Prepare You For This Inevitable Conversation: “Hey, you want half of my turkey sandwich?” “No thanks, I don’t eat meat” “Really? But where do you get your protein?” If you’re vegan, or even...
Probiotics in yogurt

How Probiotics Help

How probiotics help: They’re your happy little bacteria friends. At some point in your life, someone has likely told you that you should be taking probiotics. That someone was probably an Activia commercial telling...

How To Detox Without A ‘Cleanse’

Want to know how to detox? It’s all about the liver. While some people swear by juice cleanses or water fasts to detoxify their body, it isn’t necessary if you have a healthy diet....
sugar in donuts is bad for you

3 Reasons Why Sugar Is Bad For You

Have you ever been told that “sugar is bad for you?” Of course you have. Have you ever asked why that is and been given a generic answer like “it makes you fat?” Most...

Why You Need Raw Foods

Quick, Easy, Unprocessed Raw Foods¬†= Yum! Here’s yet another reason why salads are good for you; because unless your salads only contain meat (unlikely); most of what’s in your salad is raw vegetables; and...