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Category: General Health

Are Your Hormones Causing Weight Gain?

The following post was written by guest blogger and dietitian, Mary Ellen Williams, from MaryEllenRD.com. With each year that passes, Americans’ waistline gets larger and larger. It is no secret that we have a weight problem in this country. The basic, textbook explanation for weight gain is eating more…

The Ketogenic Diet: A Dietitian’s Review

In the science community, few things have been debated as much as “carbohydrate vs. fat”. You can find dietitians on either end of the spectrum. Most functional medicine practitioners promote a more high-fat, lower carbohydrate lifestyle. On the other hand,  medical organizations such as the American Heart…

Should I Eat Gluten-Free?

Written by guest blogger, Mary Ellen Williams, RD from MaryEllenRD.com The gluten debate. It’s everywhere. The food industry has made a fortune from selling gluten-free products. To be exact, around 15.6 billion dollars last year. Now, it’s important to say that gluten ain’t the…

Do I Need a Multivitamin?

Have you ever heard someone say “don’t take a multivitamin, you’re wasting your money”? Me too. So, what’s the truth? Do we need a multivitamin or not? And if so, then how do we know which one to choose? First, let’s tackle this question: do you…

Why You Should Avoid Dieting as Your New Year’s Resolution

That’s right! Now is the time we get BOMBARDED with “New Year, New You” diet talk. What if I told you that going on a weight loss diet is one of the worst New Year’s Resolutions you could make? Yep! Here’s why you should not…

Manage Stress Naturally With These 7 Foods

Can food help us manage our stress naturally? Short answer, yes. But which foods should we be eating when we feel the most stressed? As we juggle multiple roles in our complex society, a large group of us struggle from the physical effects of chronic stress. Our bodies have a…

7 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are a time for family, friends, traditions, and thankfulness. Unfortunately, it’s also a common time for overeating, feelings of guilt, and unwanted weight gain. How can we find a happy medium to, dare I say, have our cake and eat it too? We don’t…

5 Reasons to Eat Seasonally

Imagine this. You’re at a fall festival biting into a tart, crunchy apple. Or, you’re at home, the snow is falling outside and you are cuddled up on the couch with a mug of homemade beef potato stew. Perhaps it’s July, and you&#8217…

Should You Eat Dairy Free?

Is Dairy-Free Healthier? For years, there has been an ongoing debate around dairy products. Dairy-free diets have been gaining momentum with popular diets, like Whole 30 and Paleo, promoting dairy elimination.  The controversial Netflix documentary titled “What the Health” slammed the Dairy Industry, claiming milk consumption…

How to Stop Your Sugar Cravings

Stopping Your Sugar Cravings You’re in the grocery store. You feel confident about the healthy foods you picked up today. You’re already thinking about how THIS week is going to be the week that you start eating healthier. You are determined to eliminate your sugar cravings…