The Benefits of Kale

We’ve all heard that kale is so good for us, but it often gets a bad reputation for not tasting very well. I love kale, but I don’t ever try to eat it raw without adding something to it first. If you are eating it raw in a salad, I recommend massaging the kale with…

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3 Changes I Made This Pregnancy to Feel Better


My first pregnancy was very exciting to me. I couldn’t wait to have the baby bump! However, I didn’t know much about nutrition and honestly thought I could eat for two people. I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I craved sugar and ate Whitey’s ice cream at least once a week. I didn’t…

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Don’t Snooze and Lose!

Snooze and Lose

“In 2013, Adweek reported that 80 percent of smartphone users between the ages of 18 and 44 check their phone first thing in the morning.” Picture this… You’re fast asleep, and your phone alarm goes off. You roll over and hit that snooze button. Ten minutes later, you tap that button again, and then again. And…

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Winning the Healthy Food Fight

Food Fight

Kids are strong-willed, smart, and can survive on very little food. But when they are hungry, I mean really hungry, children will eat anything. Dr. Shah, of Mandala Integrative Medicine in Davenport, Iowa, and his wife, Ambreen, have a son who was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. At that time, the only…

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How to Love a Picky Eater

Picky Eater

On Valentine’s Day of 2006, a guy that I liked took me out on our first date. We dressed up nicely, he bought me chocolates, and we drove fifteen minutes from Monmouth College, where we were attending school, to McGuillicuddy’s in Galesburg, Illinois. I remember laughing to myself when the waitress came to our table,…

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Inflammation, Gut and Endometriosis


When one suffers from endometriosis this is when the tissue makes up the uterine lining (the lining of the womb) is present on other organs inside your body. Endometriosis is usually found in the lower abdomen, or pelvis, but can appear anywhere in the body. Women with endometriosis often have lower abdominal pain, pain with periods, or…

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Three Benefits of Mindful Chewing

Mindful Eating

How many of you work through lunch? Are you a multi-tasker who eats on the go? Do you tend to eat fast? How’s your digestive health? Did you know chewing your food has many health benefits?   That’s right. Chewing your food will improve your health, but not just chewing a handful of times and…

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3 Tips to Stay on Track for Healthy Eating


How’s the New Year’s Resolution going for you? Are you still on track to meet your goals? Do you feel like you are starting to drift from your plans for a better future? I have three tips today that will get you back on the right path and keep you there!   Baby Steps If…

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