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Goitrogens: Thyroid Blockers or Harmless?

Hormone health is all the rage these days. It’s almost become trendy in some ways! You may have heard about eating to balance your hunger hormones, reproductive hormones, and blood sugar hormones. But what about your thyroid hormones? You might not think much about...

Life “Hacks” of the Longest Lived People

Think living a long and healthy life well into your nineties or even one hundred years old is only for those lucky few who hit the genetic lottery? Think again. Lifestyle factors, i.e. the things you do everyday over the long-term – can add up to increase the number...

How Exercise Impacts Your Energy Levels

When you’re completely exhausted, the last thing you want to do is lace up your shoes for a workout. But if you’re tired of being tired all the time, you may want to rethink the idea of regularly exercising. Exercise is one of the most powerful tools we have for...

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Red Wine – Is it really good for you, or just health hype?

If you’ve heard that red wine is one of the healthiest of all alcoholic beverages, it’s for good reason. Thanks to the antioxidants found in the skins of grapes from which it’s made, red wine has been widely publicized as being “healthful”. The kind of antioxidants...

Everything You Need to Know About Omega-3 Fats

There’s a lot of talk about healthy fats these days. People are including more fat in their diets and forgetting about the fat-free diet crazes of the past. You’ve probably heard about omega fats in the mix, but what exactly are they? What are Omega Fats? Do they all...

What Makes a Food Processed?

The world of food can be so confusing at times. There was a time when it was clear what food was - it came directly from nature - whether foraging, hunting, or farming. Now there are so many things we eat that don't resemble a natural food. Michael Pollan has a famous...

SIBO: what is it, and how do I know if I have it?

There may be something lurking within your gut, when and where you least expect it. You’re probably already in tune with keeping the large intestine healthy, balanced and well- populated with good bacteria (got probiotics?). But, what about the health of the small...

10 Signs You May Have a Hormonal Imbalance – and What To Do About It

Hormones are like chemical messengers, and govern nearly every cellular action in our body. While very important, our sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, are actually not essential for our survival. They’re responsible for sexual functioning and...

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...