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The Little Known Coffee-Hormone Link + 10 Drinks to Enjoy That Are Not Coffee

Good news: Unless you are the 1 out of the 4 American adults that need to read the fine print disclaimer below… Drink coffee! In fact, much research has revealed there are loads of health benefits to drinking coffee! It helps lower inflammation (study) and can help prevent type 2 diabetes (source).  These stats are… Read More The Little Known Coffee-Hormone Link + 10 Drinks to Enjoy That Are Not Coffee

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Probiotic Strains As Solutions to Your Health + Weight Loss Goals: Series

There is a plethora of probiotics in supplement form and in real foods to rebalance hormones and digestion, increase metabolism, add diversity, and rebalance the dominant bacterial genus groups for sustainable health and weight. This last post in the three part series on Probiotics will give you evidence-based probiotic strains as potential solutions to your… Read More Probiotic Strains As Solutions to Your Health + Weight Loss Goals: Series

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The 4 Step Solution for a Healthy Gut + Weight Loss: Series on Probiotics

The medical community is finding that Hippocrates is still right: “All disease begins in the gut.” What may seem like normal for our overworked and exhausted society, which is inundated with out-of-your-control environmental and stress factors, is eroding the fundamental health of your gut.  The “gut” is a simplified term for the microbiome of both… Read More The 4 Step Solution for a Healthy Gut + Weight Loss: Series on Probiotics

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What 25 Studies Say About Probiotics for Health + Weight Loss: Series on Probiotics

Your body is full of bacteria-both good and bad, that have a strong impact on how you feel and what your digestive system does with your food.  Specifically, probiotics are live bacteria (as well as some yeasts) that mostly reside in your digestive system.  These little buggers have a hand in your digestion, moods, immunity,… Read More What 25 Studies Say About Probiotics for Health + Weight Loss: Series on Probiotics

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56 Ways to Make an Impact on Your Health + Weight Loss Efforts

Many people want to just get down to business when it comes to losing weight or restarting their weight loss journey.  Almost all stubborn weight issues boil down to the root causes of imbalanced hormones, chronic or temporary inflammation, and a sluggish metabolism. Read more about the 3 Causes of Stubborn Weight and how to… Read More 56 Ways to Make an Impact on Your Health + Weight Loss Efforts

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The Ultimate Guide to What Probiotics Are Supposed to Do for Health + Weight Loss

Have you been told that probiotics will help you?  Just like anti-biotics are effective treatments for specific diseases and illnesses, each larger group of pro-biotics and their smaller groups of strains have clinically proven purposes for health, disease prevention, and even weight loss. Probiotics + Weight Loss Goal = Success! The connection between the gut… Read More The Ultimate Guide to What Probiotics Are Supposed to Do for Health + Weight Loss

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Healthy Gut, Healthier Life

Start accomplishing your weight loss and life goals by improving the health of your microbiome. While a real food lifestyle is key to health and manageable weight loss, there are significant lifestyle and environmental factors that work against most people’s timeline for healthy weight loss. Depleted soil, food additives, chemical toxins sprayed on foods, and… Read More Healthy Gut, Healthier Life

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How Your Personality and Thinking Impact Weight Loss

Is this cold, foamy glass of beer half full… or half empty? Do you even like beer? What are your thoughts on consuming alcohol, in general? Got you thinking, didn’t I?! Your knee-jerk response to this photo and then the more thought provoking questions can tell much about your personality and thought patterns. The food… Read More How Your Personality and Thinking Impact Weight Loss

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4 Common Struggles with Fermented Foods + 25 Solutions

Many diets and food plans are finally capitalizing on the health and weight loss benefits of fermented foods like pickles, kraut, kimchi, and even sourdough and tempeh. Smoothie lovers boost their morning’s green goodness with probiotic milk or coconut kefir and soda lovers are turning to the probiotic (and yeast) powerhouse of kombucha (just look… Read More 4 Common Struggles with Fermented Foods + 25 Solutions

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Macro & Micro Nutrients for Health and Weight Loss {Guest Post}

Guest Post by Monica Nichols, May 2017 What’s behind the importance of quality ingredients for better health and weight loss? We need some nutrients in small amounts, and some in the larger quantities. Taking into account the required amount of nutrients the human body needs, they are divided into the following two categories: macro nutrients… Read More Macro & Micro Nutrients for Health and Weight Loss {Guest Post}

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5 Ways to Manage Your Health Goals

Life is complex, and adding focused, healthy goals can make daily life more stressful. Here’s 5 ways to maximize the small steps toward accomplishing your big goal of a healthy weight lifestyle. 1. Keep It Simple Eliminate, cleanse, remove guilt. It’s not about perfection but the daily focus on what helps you Click To Tweet… Read More 5 Ways to Manage Your Health Goals

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3 Actions To Combat Stress and Exhaustion When There’s No End In Sight

Need Some R & R (Rest and Relaxation) But Instead You have S & S (Sleeplessness and Stress)? I’ve talked with countless people (myself one of them) who really want to make weight loss “happen” for them. BUT-and there’s always a disclaimer phrase that follows: “I can’t change X in my life right now. It’s… Read More 3 Actions To Combat Stress and Exhaustion When There’s No End In Sight

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What Determines a Healthy Body Weight?

With clothing companies “renaming” sizes on jeans… a number size isn’t going accurately define weight. Let’s be honest and fair: a “healthy” weight has to be individualized, found within the doctor’s guidelines for height, gender, and age. But is that it? So what are the variables and parameters that should be used to determine a… Read More What Determines a Healthy Body Weight?

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No Money for Supplements? 9 Budget Cuts To Make To Take These 3 Vitamins

You’ve joined the healthy lifestyle movement, eating more “real foods” that ARE the ingredients instead of food products with unpronounceable ingredients.   Great job! When your body is no longer getting regular doses of manufactured preservatives (AKA chemicals), you may start to not feel so great-which is very contrary to why you started to eat… Read More No Money for Supplements? 9 Budget Cuts To Make To Take These 3 Vitamins