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Vitamin E and Bone Health (Yes, Vitamin E!)

Recent studies have indicated that oxidative stress may be a contributing factor in the development of decreased bone density and an increased risk of bone fracture. The study, published in the journal Osteoporosis International, included 21,774 Norwegian men and women aged 65-79 that were part of a community-based health study. Serum Vitamin E concentrations were […]


Fiber type is key to your weight 🔑

Getting ready to make changes in your diet for the new year? It is known that dietary fiber may play a role in obesity prevention, but different individual fiber sources may be as important. A publication in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition investigated the association of total dietary fiber, cereal fiber, and fruit and […]


Fish Oil May Lower Risk of Breast Cancer ❤

Recent research adds strong support to the use of fish oil in reducing the most common classification, known as invasive ductal carcinoma. A study conducted by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, included 35,016 postmenopausal women between the ages of 50 and 76. After six years of follow-up, researchers found that […]


What Are Your Winter Soltice Rituals? ❄

Most of the Western world waits until January 1st, our calendar New Year, to transform their habits. But what if you got a jump start?  Winter Solstice (the astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere) has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands […]


Stressed This Holiday Season? 🎄

Research suggests that the combined supplementation of alpha-lipoic acid and CoQ10 may improve energy homeostasis, stress response, and antioxidant defense mechanisms (think beefed up immune system to avoid colds this season).  What’s all the hub-bub? CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has an essential function in the electron transport chain in the inner mitochondrial membrane, and is involved with […]


Sleep Deprivation May Lead to Overeating

Obesity is a growing problem in many countries around the world. It has been hypothesized that sleep duration plays a role in calorie consumption and a number of studies have looked at this relationship over the years. There is now a meta-analysis combining this data to come up with a clearer picture. The meta-analysis is […]


Flavonoids = Happy, Happy ◉‿◉

food be medicine

Flavonoids are phytonutrients (plant nutrients) found in tea, chocolate, red wine and many fruits and vegetables. Researchers from Harvard published an article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition analyzing data from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Nurses’ Health Study II, looking at potential links between flavonoid intake and depression. Analysis of flavonoid intake […]


Prenatal Vitamin Confirmed Essential

When you’re pregnant, your nutritional needs are even greater than usual. So, taking a lower-dose one-a-day multivitamin and mineral prenatal supplement that only meets minimal pregnancy RDA recommendations may fall short of providing you with the right amounts of the right nutrients. When it comes to getting the best nutrition for you and your baby, […]


Free Beauty Videos 😚 💋

Happy Friday! My friends at Food Matters are hosting an online event that I’m excited to share with you.  After previewing the content I knew right away that it was a great fit with my own programs, and I’m excited to share it with you! This summit will guide you on a 10-day personal journey to […]


Eat for Energy: Gluten Free Meals that Make Your Mouth Happy 😋😋😋

Did you recently start the GAPS, SCD, or a gluten-free diet? Do you want to improve your family’s eating habits, but life keeps ‘getting in the way’? Do you have tons of recipes pinned… but then you end up making the same 3 meals in rotation over and over and over? Then you are in […]


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