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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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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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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

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Making Healthy Choices for Both Fat and Weight Loss

Food. For those of us who struggle to permanently lose excess fat and body weight and battle against cyclical food cravings, the struggle to find emotional balance and “the perfect food” goes deeper than willpower. There are Biological Factors that Influence Food Choices Studies into behavior reveal a subset of met or unmet criteria that… Read More Making Healthy Choices for Both Fat and Weight Loss

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When Healthy Makes You Tired It May Be Hormones

Still tired after making healthier food choices and changing some habits? It may be a hormonal imbalance from your past lifestyle or a chronic deficiency that needs some TLC. Here’s some real food solutions from expert MDs and best selling authors. Healthier Habits Overview: You’ve switched from pasta to whole grains or veggie noodles, most… Read More When Healthy Makes You Tired It May Be Hormones

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What Your Food Says About Behavior: The Gut-Brain Connection Explained

Planned Behaviors When I followed the GAPS diet for losing over 25 pounds and maintained for over 1.5 years, I was simply following a plan that was very restrictive. I learned within the first 3 days that you did not deviate from the plan.  And so I didn’t because it caused excruciating and debilitating physical… Read More What Your Food Says About Behavior: The Gut-Brain Connection Explained

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The Real Food Path to a Healthy Weight Lifestyle

The Weight of Food Choices Do you want to experience the freedom from the cravings and obsessive eating of food, especially refined and processed sugary foods?  I’ve been there and you are not imagining the pull and misery caused by such foods. Take a breath and relax, knowing that there’s hope and it doesn’t involve… Read More The Real Food Path to a Healthy Weight Lifestyle

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Sugar Sucks The Life Out of You (and What To Do About It)

The Weight of Sugar I’m not going to sugar coat it: this past week I’ve joyfully consumed sugary foods, and I don’t mean the real stuff like fruit.  It’s kicked my butt (and added to it, I’m sure). It wasn’t in the heat of the moment, either; it was pre-meditated.  With the bone broth and… Read More Sugar Sucks The Life Out of You (and What To Do About It)