5 Seasons…Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall and…. ‘Flu’ ???

They say that flu season is upon us….(‘they’ being the pharmaceutical companies that produce influenza vaccines.) So, upon hearing this, millions of Americans rush to get their annual flu shot to ensure health and well being during the winter/flu season. Yet we’ve all heard about people who are hospitalized from a bad reaction or end…

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Home Cooking: A Family Tradition Out of Reach?

A team of sociologists at North Carolina State University found that for low- and middle-income families in America, making a home-cooked meal is easier said than done. Make sure to sign up for the Nourishing Families Newsletter on the homepage to receive Real Food Fast an ebook full of quick family friendly recipes!

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Spice Up the Fall Season

Fall is in the air and anything with Pumpkin Spice is sounding super delicious! This time of year always reminds me of elementary school and learning about Christopher Columbus and the Pilgrims and the delicious foods that come along with the harvest season. Why was Columbus looking for a faster route to the East..Spices!  Spices…

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Top 3 Benefits from Eating Fermented Foods

We are not only surrounded by bacteria in our environment; but in a very real way, we are bacteria. Did you know there are more organisms in and on your body than cells that make up your body? Think about that for a minute. You are made up of more things that aren’t you than are you by a ratio of 100 to 1! You are a complex ecosystem that is made up of more than 100 trillion microbes.

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Is Fasting Right for You?

Everybody loves to eat. Eating is awesome! Some of us even go through our day just thinking about what we’re going to eat next and if we are among the majority of people, we have enough food in our homes to last us several weeks yet we go buy more every week at the grocery…

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4th of July Picnic Essentials

It’s time to celebrate Independence Day and as far as I can tell no celebration is complete without food! Whether you’re off to the lake, celebrating in your backyard or packing up a picnic include these amazingly delicious, always nutritious, and crowd pleasing essential recipes in your plan.

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10 Minutes to Health

Today’s lifestyle doesn’t allow much room for healthy habits. This is where “Ten-Minutes-a-Day-to-Better-Health” comes in. In all my years of practice, I have come to learn that it’s impossible for people to make dramatic lifestyle changes that last. Instead, I recommend the best way to make lasting change is through small baby steps that eventually…

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You Can’t Beat Beets

Beets are packed with essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds that have medicinal properties.  You either love beets or hate them but in my opinion veggies need a second, third or even fourth chance before you add them to your, “I’ll-never-eat-that-veggie-list.” Beets make the best Easter egg dye, but that’s not even on the list…

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Nourishing the Body Machine: Nutrition has a price.

Can you imagine a trip to the grocery store? Of course, you can. It’s not that hard to remember the last time you visited the grocery store, now is it? I would like to share the story of a particular trip for me that turned out to be anything less than ordinary. This trip actually…

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Top Benefits of Cauliflower

As a member of the cruciferous family cauliflower contains an array of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and fiber. Cauliflower has gone from being a “boring” vegetable to being one of the hottest veggies on the market.  From “mashed-potatoes” “rice” and even “pizza crust” cauliflower is making its place in the veggie world as…

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