What the heck is sleep hygiene?

We all know that we need to regularly get quality sleep if we are to perform at our best every day. For so many of us, though, even if we somehow scrape out 7-8 hours of shut-eye, we do not feel rested. How many of us are walking around like barely functioning zombies most days? […]

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Eating with the enemy: Vegetable oil

Folks, I’ll say it again, it isn’t the saturated fat or cholesterol in your diet that is ruining your cardiovascular health or your waistline, it is the vegetable oil and sugar. It isn’t fat that’s bad, it’s the type of fat and how that fat is extracted. Together with sugar, it’s a one-two punch that’s […]

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How to Meal Prep Like a Pro

Meal prepping became fashionable a few years ago when healthier eating and busier lifestyles began to merge. People simply grew tired of eating stuff passed to them through a window after a long day. The obvious solution was to have dinner mostly done when they got home. Seems logical, right? There are several advantages to […]

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How to pack a heathy lunchbox

Isn’t it funny how once you bring your awareness to something you see that thing everywhere you go? I went to coffee with a friend the other day and she mentioned that she would love to see a blog about healthy kids’ lunch ideas. This is something I had been thinking about featuring on my […]

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Food as Therapy: The Dark Side

Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine food.” I can totally get behind that. In fact, I have based my business on the fact that whole food, sunshine, and healthy movement is the best medicine. Eat well to be well, I always say. But what happens when a person’s relationship to food […]

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Fat: The Good, The Bad and The Oxidized

I used to be the kind of person who would alter recipes to make them as lean as possible. I would buy the leanest cuts of meat, sauté things with vegetable broth, opt for skim milk, use flax in place of butter, and shun the yolks. You would find me eating every couple of hours, […]

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