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Thursday
Nov122015

6 Critical Nutrients You’re Likely Lacking

Rickets, scurvy, goiter… When we hear the phrase “nutritional deficiencies,” our minds often wander to these dramatic, distant seeming maladies.

While it’s doubtful you’re currently struggling to treat any of these clinical and aggressively symptomatic deficits, did you know that most of us have sub-optimal levels of many key nutrients?

Even if you’re overweight, it is possible – and even common – to be under-nourished. As a result, many or most of us struggle with varying baseline levels of fatigue, moodiness, fat loss difficulties, and cravings that become our relative state of normality. (Do we remember anything else?)

 

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Thursday
Oct292015

Could Vitamin D Help You Avoid the Flu?

A sure sign of fall is the plethora of flu shot advertisements popping up everywhere. Though the flu shot may reduce the likelihood of contracting flu in some people or potentially reduce the symptom severity, there are other ways to reduce the chance of getting sick.

The flu shot, of course, does not guarantee one will not get the flu, nor do the best hygiene or nutritional habits. 

However, a low-risk nutritional choice you can make to support your immune system is to optimize your levels of vitamin D.

 

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Sunday
Oct042015

Feel the Love – from Foods That Nourish You More!

Adopting a Healthy Way of Eating means optimizing our health and getting more from our daily food choices!

A good diet should always be our first source for essential macro- and micronutrients, but some food options offer a better return than others!

See what dietary sources can nourish you more for these four vitamins and minerals. (And for more ideas about top food sources for specific nutrients, check out my earlier post that highlighted additional essential nutrients!)

Now for today's list... As always, it’s better to get a variety of healthy foods in your diet to gain a wide range of critical nutrients versus just going after improving any single nutrient. Let these lists be a helpful guide for your optimum choices!

 

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Sunday
Sep272015

How a Nutrient-Dense Diet Fights Fat 

While blasting calories away at the gym does help offset some of what we consume, it’s not the primary answer to fighting fat. 

Ask any of our most successful clients, and they will all simultaneously tell you proper nutrition is the ticket. 

Have you not quite bought into that approach? Read on to see just how this model is possible. 

Still skeptical? Try making these shifts in your diet for just 30 days (Heck, even 10 days!), and see how your life (and pant size) changes.

 

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Tuesday
Sep012015

5 “Must-Know” Facts for Bone Health

The mighty skeletal system: it’s the protector of organs, manufacturer of blood cells, reservoir for mineral stores, provider of structure, and even functioning component of the endocrine system.

Yet, it appears our bone health is getting short shrift.

With osteoporosis affecting 1 out of 10 women over the age of 50, and 20% of hip fracture patients dying within a year of injury, it’s safe to say we need to prioritize our skeletal strength.

Additionally, we need to reassess the assumptions we may have about what supports good bone maintenance. Read on for 5 must-know strategies to support lifelong bone health today.

 

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Sunday
Aug232015

Product Primer: Our Top Supplements for Weight Loss

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me what I thought of the latest Dr. Wizard “magic pill” endorsement, I’d be able to fly to your house to discuss this topic with you in person.

The fact is, there’s no magic supplement product, but there are definitely reasons to supplement.

Weight loss programs are simple in theory but difficult in terms of execution. The journey to long-lasting results is not a linear path but for many people is wrought with obstacles, challenges and setbacks. Many of those hurdles are specifically related to our food choices, nutrient adequacy and physiological re-programming.

That’s where strategic supplementation fits in. 

 

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Thursday
Apr162015

7 Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies

Have you ever thought about what your hair, skin, and nails may be telling you?

Most of us at some point in time have experienced at least one of the following: dry and brittle hair, hair loss, oily skin, dry and scaly skin, rashes, acne, brittle cracking nails, or nail discoloration.

What do you do? Most often, we seek out new hair, skin, and nail products to cover up the nasty appearance or start using a new magical formula that promises to correct what’s wrong. We mask the symptom but skip the investigation into WHAT is causing it in the first place.

Today I’ll uncover seven common nutritional deficiencies and their physical signs. I’ll also share ways to discern the “root” cause and steps to re-balance your body from the inside to optimize your health on the outside!

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