How to Lighten Up During Kapha Season-11932

How to Lighten Up During Kapha Season

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Now that the winter has turned wetter and heavier we find ourselves gravitating from Vata (dry and windy) season to Kapha season (wetter and heavier).  For those of you still covered in snow, you will find this is the season that the…
Do You Really Need a Therapeutic Diet?-11863

Do You Really Need a Therapeutic Diet?

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When should you be wary of a therapeutic diet?? Nutrition can be tricky business especially when it is such big business. Every new (and recycled) diet that comes out seems to promise ageless vigor, vitality, and everlasting life (ok, maybe…
The case for sugar

Is Healthy Eating the New Religion?

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Have we gone too far left of center in the politics of healthy eating?   "But you are a nutritionist!  How can you even ask such a question?"  Is that not what you are thinking?   The fact is, yes, I am a nutritionist…
Do you need a detox?

What is a Detox and Do You Need One?

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Detox seems to be on everybody's mind as the holiday season's excesses are already being seen on our waistlines and the new year looms large with the promises of a new start! The detoxification process is the body's natural, ongoing process…
collagen vs. gelatin nutrition faceoff

Collagen Vs. Gelatin:: Nutrition Faceoff

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Ever since posting Gelatine:: The Other Superfood I have gotten a lot of emails and requests for more information on the differences between hydrolyzed collagen and gelatin  (Great Lakes is the brand of choice thus far!).   Many…

Exercise is Only One Part of the Equation

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A healthy lifestyle is not just about exercise Maintaining a healthy, happy lifestyle is not all about exercise, although a more active routine does have proven health benefits. According to the NHS, regular exercise can reduce the risk of…
Health Benefits of Blueberries

Health Benefits of Blueberries

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Blueberries are popping up in season all over Lebanon now and, as I am putting them into everything from smoothies to crisps as well as popping them into my mouth by the handful, I was really thrilled to find this infographic about just the…
the divas guide to natural sugars

The Diva's Guide to Natural Sugars

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In the current culture of banishing every inkling of sugar from the diet I know it must be odd to see a guide to the sugars I so highly recommend.  Just the other day, I was reading yet another blog post from a woman who recently quit sugar…
debunking nutrition myths raw cacao

Nutrition Myths Debunked:: Raw Cacao

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If you love chocolate and are super health conscious, this is a must read!
The case for sugar

The Case for Sugar

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Find out why the "no sugar" movement may be doing you more harm than good.