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Prioritizing Your Mind and Gut Health - Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month – Time to Prioritize Your Mind and Gut Health!

How are you feeling these days? We truly want to know – not just on the surface level, but how are you TRULY feeling?🙏🏻 The reason we ask is, did you know that May is National Mental Health Awareness Month? It’s a time to focus on taking care of our mental health and well-being. And, with everything going on in … Continue reading

gut health

Hello Mental Wellness – this is your gut talking!

Can we talk? You and I have been through a lot together: ups and downs and everything in between. But lately I’ve been wondering: how well do we really know each other? You probably know I help you digest and absorb nutrients. The Gut Responsibilities: But you might be surprised by just how busy I am. Believe it or not, I also produce 90% … Continue reading

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs…The Twenty Percent Rule!

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs…The Twenty Percent Rule! How do you determine if a carbohydrate is deemed “fit for consumption?” “The 20% Rule” is your answer. Since not all carbohydrates cause blood glucose levels to rise in the same way, it is recommended to avoid eating anything where sugar is greater than 20% of the total carbohydrates. DO NOT look at … Continue reading

fresh fruits and vegetables, fructose

Fructose and “Natural” is Not Always Good For You!

Natural is Not Always Good For You! A favorite saying of mine is “just because its ‘natural’ doesn’t mean that it’s good for you. Actually tobacco is ‘natural,’ yet Not Good! Arsenic is also natural, and definitely Not Good!” It is obvious that these things are not good for us (yet some people still choose to smoke). What may not … Continue reading

Bad Calories Good Calories

Are Calories Just Calories?

If you have been or are currently a student of our Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist™ program, you have heard me teach that our system is not based on outdated ideas that are a one-size-fits-all cookie cutter approach to nutrition such as “calories in, calories out, 40-30-30 or 60-20-20.” When I hear so called “experts” emphasizing the calories of a meal … Continue reading

healthy chocolate?

Is Chocolate a Sin or a Healthy Food?

“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” — Lucy Van Pelt in Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz In any given year Americans consume over 3 billion pounds of chocolate. Why are we all so in love with chocolate? Yes, it tastes great, feels wonderful on the tongue, is sweet, creamy, and is … Continue reading

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12: Does it Really Increase Energy & Help You Lose Weight?

The simple answer as far as increasing our energy, is yes, due mainly to the fact that more and more Americans are deficient in Vitamin B12. There is not a solid body of evidence supporting the idea B12 helps you lose weight, but it may help if you are deficient in B12, as deficiencies have been shown to cause fatigue … Continue reading

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