Is Meat Really Bad for You?

May 29, 2018

I have seen environmental advocates on the internet, in popular documentaries, and even on TV shows encouraging everyone and their brother to become a vegan because they claim eating animal products is the root cause of all our chronic health issues.  Quite frankly, it angers me.  While all nutritionists will agree that the healthiest diets are those where the majority…

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What You Need To Know About Farmer’s Markets

May 19, 2018

It’s that time of year when farmer’s markets are opening their doors once again (at least those that are not open year round) and local patrons will be looking for fresh, locally grown produce.  But it’s not just produce you find at farmer’s markets these days.  There’s all kinds of products from jellies and jams, to beef jerky, to coffees…

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Cancer Prevention Properties of Flaxseed

May 16, 2018

I have a high risk for breast cancer.  My maternal grandmother, mother, maternal aunt, and only sister all have had breast cancer between the ages of 48 and 53.  I went to a genetic counselor when I was in my late 40s and was told my absolute risk of breast cancer is nearly 70%. That doesn’t mean my risk of…

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How Food Companies Create Addicts for Profit

May 14, 2018

There are two main ways a food company can increase profits each year.  Think about it.  You are selling food.  People can only eat so much.  How can you possibly continue to profit every single year once everyone has eaten as much of your product as possible?  As I said, there are two main ways to do this. You can…

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How Omega-3 Fats May Combat Pain

May 4, 2018

  Omega-3 fats get quite of bit of attention in the nutrition circles and for good reason.  These fats play a role in heart health, brain health, and even your genetic health.1  One of the primary problems with the Standard American Diet (SAD) is that our consumption of omega-3 fat is far too low.  In fact, it is now widely…

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