Healthy Fat spotlight: MCTs & Omega-3s

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[Collaboration post] Most of us are now familiar with omega-3 fatty acids. Whether from fatty fish like salmon, chia seeds,walnuts or a fish oil supplement, getting enough in our diets can help lower inflammation, sreduce risk of heart attack, as well as improve mood, brain function & memory. However, MCTs, or medium chain triglycerides, seem to be the new kid …

A Good Night’s Sleep Helps You Make Healthy Food Choices

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Collaboration post with sleephelp.org Adults should get a full seven to eight hours of sleep each night, yet many people find themselves getting far less. Without adequate rest, your mind and body work in ways that leave you vulnerable to any number of illnesses and diseases. When you’re trying to make good food choices, your body needs sleep to regulate …

Healing Hashimoto’s: one woman’s journey [guest post]

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Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition of reduced thyroid function that affects about 5% of the population, and mainly women between 30-50 years of age. However, since it does not always fit the traditional hypothyroid pattern (constipation, fatigue, weight gain), it can go undiagnosed or untreated for many. As a naturopathic doctor I use natural therapies in combination with advanced …

Foods to Balance Blood Sugar and to Curb Cravings! [guest post]

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Guest post written by: Anar Allidina, MPH, RD, CDE Having steady blood sugar means we don’t experience the highs and lows of blood sugar spikes. Eating foods with a quick energy release can cause feelings of fatigue, hunger, and irritation. Processed foods and foods with refined sugar cause a spike in your blood sugar since they release glucose very fast into the bloodstream. …

The Best Type of Protein Powder

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With so many different types of protein powders on the market today, how do you choose the right one? The best ones are plant-based, usually pea, rice or hemp and are the easiest to digest. Look for ones with the least additives and even though soy is a plant protein, it is highly allergenic for many people (even without knowing …