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Why Does Every Nutrition Pro Tell Me To “Heal My Leaky Gut” — How Can It Be Leaking?!

My Nutritionist just told me I needed to heal my gut because it was “leaky”. Eww! So, what the heck is a Leaky Gut anyway? We explain it all in our latest blog post, plus give you some easy tips to promote a healthier intestinal environment and boost gut function. BONUS: Gut Soothing Smoothie recipe!

Fitness Fuel: What to Eat Before, During & After Your Workout

Would you ever head out on a long road trip without filling your tank with gas? Of course not! You’ve got to fuel that machine! While the same “empty gas tank” principle applies to workout nutrition, it doesn’t have to be as complicated as it probably seems. We’ve pulled together the basics, and answered the question of “WHAT SHOULD YOU EAT before, during & after my workout?”

Regular or Diet Soft Drink – is one really healthier than the other?

You don’t have to be a health nut to know that soft drink isn’t good for you. But is it really all that bad? Is it ok to just have it once in a while? And if you’re going to have it, is it better to have the regular ol’ sugar-filled version or the zero calorie “diet”...

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What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you. If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make...

Pros and Cons of Elimination Diets

Our digestive system is a huge portal into our bodies. Lots of things can get in there that aren't always good for us. And because the system is so complex (knowing which tiny molecules to absorb, and which keep out), lots can go wrong. And that's one reason why 70%...

What to Eat if You Get Constipated

Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea - it's when stool tends to stick around longer than necessary. Often it's drier, lumpier, and harder than normal, and may be difficult to pass. Constipation often comes along with abdominal pain and bloating. And can be common...

Thickeners – What You Need to Know

Thickeners are one of many ingredients added to processed foods. And they do just that: thicken. They absorb water and form a gel-like consistency. They’re often used to make foods thick and creamy, without having to add a lot of fat. Thickeners also tend to emulsify...