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Chicken or the Egg on Happiness?

Happiness: Something we all would like to have a lot of in out lives. But the reality for many is that happiness is a fleeting emotion, something more often chased than found and kept. It’s a bit like the old chicken and egg argument: What…

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Meal Prep Tips for you Lazy Folks

I have talked to a handful of dietitians and nutritionists and asked them one simple question: What’s the biggest reason you think your clients don’t consistently eat well? In not so many words, they all had the same answer: Laziness! “I don’t have time,” “I…

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Tips for mitigating the Eating Out damage

If you’re currently following a strict diet, or if you try to eat healthy 90 percent of the time, eating out can be a constant stress and dilemma.  If it happens once in a while, go nuts! Throw your diet out the window and have…

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Protein sources for the rare plant-based athlete

When it comes to nutrition, there are many ways to skin the cat. And while we tend to promote whole foods and carnivorous eating that includes a relative balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats with each meal, now and again we deal with vegetarian clients….

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Want to lose weight? Dust your home a bit more!

Diet and exercise, diet and exercise, right? If you diet and exercise, you’re sure to avoid gaining weight and becoming obese: This is what we have been told time and time again.  But new research published in Environment Science and Technology (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.7b01788) suggests environmental pollutants commonly…

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When organic is, and isn’t, necessary

Organic. Grass-fed. Free-range. Pasture-raised. Cage-free. Ethically grown. Sustainable. Infused with pure vitality or whatever the latest alleged miracle cure vitamin of the day is… The list of ways to qualify the food we buy as “healthy,” “sustainable” or “ethical” has spiralled nearly out of control,…

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