Is the Beyond Meat Burger Good for You?

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What is the Beyond Meat Burger? Vegan eating seems to be more and more prevalent these days.  Most people go vegan for health reasons whether it is to lose weight or decrease inflammation and then the few who just don’t want to eat meat.  What’s funny is that even though vegans and vegetarians want to avoid meat, they still want … Read More

Is Organic Food Worth It?

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Is It Worth the Extra Money to Get Organic Food? This article is going to help you save money and eat organic when necessary!  There is always a lot of talk about whether we should buy organic at a higher price or save money and buy non-organic groceries. Why spend extra when you can save on regularly cropped foods? Well, … Read More

Diet and Nutrition: Does What You Eat Matter?

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“You are what you eat.” We’ve heard that statement all our lives. But is it true? Diet and nutrition are the base of our health—for better or worse. The true question, then, is if what you eat does matter, what should you be eating to optimize health? Misleading, Conflicting Information Just when we think we have this whole diet and … Read More

How Much Should I Eat?

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How Much is Enough? One the first topics my clients ask me about when wanting to loose weight is, “how much should I eat?”  Should I eat 4oz, 8oz or 12oz of meat and how many vegetables?  What about fruit?  How much is enough?  The answers are relatively simple; however, they have been over analyzed and broken down so much that the American people … Read More

Is a Gluten Free Diet Bad for You?

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Is a Gluten Free Diet bad for You? With the release of another research study done to denounce gluten and the gluten free dieters I felt I needed to chime in about this topic. I’m actually humored by the types of propaganda being promoted such as: “Dangers of a gluten free diet” “Most People Shouldn’t Eat Gluten Free” “The data … Read More

What Increases Cholesterol Levels in the Blood?

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Controversies Over What Raises Cholesterol The answer to what raises your cholesterol should be a simple one, but even today there are conflicting opinions.  I would like to shed some light on the subject not with my opinion but with fact… ok some opinion.  Paleo and Keto diets are quite popular in Crossfit, health and fitness and even functional medicine. … Read More

Breakfast Ideas Your Kids Will Love

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Kids are picky eaters; there’s no getting around it. While it’s so tempting to go for an easy fix and just give them a bowl of Fruity Pebbles every morning, you have to realize that this is not healthy for your child. Cereals are highly processed and they are almost 100% refined carbohydrates. Cooking breakfast for your kids doesn’t have … Read More

Heal Your Gut

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Having a healthy gut is a mainstream phenomenon. We hear the term “gut health” thrown around on social media, on cable TV, and of course from functional medicine practitioners. It has been linked to everything from weight loss to cancer prevention. But do you really know the true benefits of gut health? Before I delve into everything that can go … Read More

Avoid Restaurant Traps

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One of the toughest parts about eating healthy is trying to avoid restaurant traps.  Eating out is necessary for people who travel often or have an active social life that requires meeting for meals.  And while eating at a restaurant can require careful planning, there are ways to do it without falling prey to the problems of restaurant eating. Portion … Read More

The Secret to Weight Loss

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Have you tried every diet under the sun, only to be overcome by temptation? Do you live for “cheat days”, in which you can relinquish control? Is food a refuge from the stress of your everyday life? One of my favorite things about functional medicine is its practical approach to weight loss. We all know how to lose a few … Read More