nutrition, probiotics, research, weight loss

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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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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Improve Your Productivity & Focus Through Diet, Rest, & Exercise

Today’s post is a guest post by Amanda VanDeWege of ResetYourWeightBasics.com. She is an avid reader of non-fiction, making connections between “genres” of fields of study and applying them to life in every way possible. She is currently fascinated with nutrition-based weight loss…with the brain in mind. She is also the author of Writing…With the Brain… Read More Improve Your Productivity & Focus Through Diet, Rest, & Exercise

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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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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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8 Nutritious Snacks to Boost Metabolism

No Time for Weight Loss or Food Unfortunately, a very common complaint that many people have, especially men who desire to lose weight, is that they don’t have time to eat during the work day.  Oftentimes, added onto this need is the inability to take meal breaks consistently, leaving just brief moments available for someone… Read More 8 Nutritious Snacks to Boost Metabolism

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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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11 Favorite Vegetarian Cookbooks – Cookie and Kate

Cookie and Kate is a great website for recipes using whole foods.  Here’s her list of vegetarian cookbook favorites that I came across when I was exploring for more easy vegan recipes. Looking for more meatless recipes? Find my go-to vegetarian cookbooks here. You’ll find a wide variety of recipes to enjoy in these fantastic… Read More 11 Favorite Vegetarian Cookbooks – Cookie and Kate

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Carrot and Radish Sauerkraut – Fermented Food Lab

The Fermented Food Lab has a great selection of sauerkraut recipes.  This one blends carrot with spicy radishes and cabbage.  Find your (probiotic) flavor; give this recipe a try! Carrot and Radish Sauerkraut recipe. Purple cabbage, radishes, carrots and sea salt is all you need to make this savory, delicious kraut. Click here for full… Read More Carrot and Radish Sauerkraut – Fermented Food Lab