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Is Dairy Bad For You? Rethinking our ‘Got Milk’ Culture

Is Dairy Bad for You? The Truth About Lactose, Hormones & Milk Proteins In the ’90s, ‘got milk?’ ads and milk mustaches bombarded our TV screens, telling us that we NEED dairy to ‘grow up big and strong.’ (And, that milk would make us look good, weigh less, and become a celebrity/pro athlete…) But, plenty […]

Are Grains Bad For You? Is Gluten Healthy? & What About Legumes?

Is Gluten the Problem, or Are Grains Bad for You? & What About Beans? We hear about the benefits of fiber-filled whole grains and protein-packed legumes. But, we’re also in the midst of a gluten-free, grain-free frenzy, including elimination diets like Whole30. So, are grains bad for you? And is gluten healthy? Spoiler alert: it’s […]

8 Controversial Food Additives to Avoid

8 Controversial Food Additives & Their Effects on Our Bodies Okay, we know ultra processed foods aren’t good for us. But we can probably all agree: they taste darn good. Plus, aren’t sugary breakfast cereals even more fun to eat when they’re rainbow colored? Well, the magic of processed foods is thanks to all sorts […]

Why Are Processed Foods Bad? & What Are Ultra Processed Foods?

Are Processed Foods Bad for You? (DUH…Right?) We’ve all heard it before: “processed foods are bad!” Just don’t eat ‘em—right? But, why are processed foods bad for you? Really, “processed food” is a broad term, and not all processed foods are inherently “bad” for us. How about frozen veggies or canned beans? Some processing actually […]

What Is Whole30? + Whole30 Recipes!

What Is Whole30? Is It A Diet? Is It Healthy? It’s all over the internet, everybody’s trying it, and it’s changing their lives—but what is Whole30? Well, it’s a kind of ‘clean eating’ program, and it’s sort of similar to Paleo. But, really, Whole30 is pretty unique as far as ‘diets’ go. Yes, it’s a […]

Common Food Sensitivities: Gluten, Dairy & More!

5 Common Food Sensitivities & Their Link to Autoimmune Diseases For some of us, it’s the bloating and bellyache after polishing off half a block of cheese. Then, there are others who get a headache after eating a bowl of pasta. Sadly, even when we LOVE certain foods, they’re not always the best of friends […]

17 Anti Inflammatory Foods Your Body Needs NOW

17 Most Powerful Anti Inflammatory Foods, With Recipes! Many of us live with chronic, sustained inflammation in our bodies, and we often aren’t aware of it. Now, this is different than the kind of inflammation we see after an injury or infection. This is constant (and, in many cases daily) inflammation. And, chronic inflammation not only can lead […]

Inflammatory Foods & Chronic Inflammation 101

10 of The WORST Inflammatory Foods to Avoid Chronic inflammation is a buzzword in the health and nutrition community lately—and with good reason. Recently, emerging research has discovered strong links between chronic inflammation and all kinds of serious, chronic diseases. From rheumatoid arthritis, to heart disease, to cancer, chronic inflammation is wreaking havoc in our […]

Omega 6 Omega 3 Ratio: Finding Balance

Omega 6 Omega 3 Ratio: How Much Do We Need, How Much is Too Much? Good ‘ol omega 3s and omega 6s—we could all use more of them in our diets! Right? Well…it’s not quite so simple. For one of these fatty acids, this is solid advice—eat more! But, for the other, it’s very possible to […]

Omega 3 6 9 Fatty Acids: The Body’s Building Blocks

What Are Omega 3s, Omega 6s, and Omega 9s? Most of us have heard it before: “Get your omega 3s!” Then, often followed by: “Eat more fatty fish!” or “Eat more flax and chia seeds!” Or, maybe you’ve even heard about omega 3 supplements, like fish oil, cod liver oil, krill oil, and flax oil. But, […]