Heart Disease

Heart Disease remains the #1 killer in the U.S., despite recommendations to eat low-fat. Fear of death seems to be a motivating factor for making a change.

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Dairy – A Do or a Don’t?

Dairy is best when it is whole and unprocessed. Pasteurization, homogenization, and fat-reducing all degrade milk to virtual junk food.

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The Scoop on Keto

One interesting component of a keto diet is that - when done properly - there is a specific and measurable biochemical change that happens in the body.

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Nutrition’s Most Wanted – Part Two: Carbohydrates

If you are on a quest to avoid sugar and processed carbohydrates, you are doing more for your health than just fitting a smaller pants size.

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Nutrition’s Most Wanted – Part One

The more I learn about health and nutrition, the more I realize there are very few statements that can be made which apply to everyone.

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Know Your Minerals: Microminerals Part Two

The nutrient profile of whole foods is degrading, so sometimes mineral supplements are required like copper, iron, iodine, and manganese.

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Know Your Minerals: Microminerals Part One

Also required for health are a range of microminerals – minerals needed in only tiny amounts, but just as essential for normal function.

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Know Your Minerals: Sodium

Almost 100 percent of sodium consumed is actually absorbed into the blood stream. The body is fairly efficient at eliminating excess sodium.

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Know Your Minerals: Potassium

Increasing potassium rich whole foods and decreasing packaged and preserved foods can often normalize blood pressure issues.

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Know Your Minerals: Calcium

Calcium is probably the most well-known – yet least understood – mineral discussed. Also, dairy is not the only efficient source of calcium. 

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