Monthly Archives: February 2018

Do You Know What the Healthiest Countries Eat?

What makes a country healthy? Low pollution and cancer rates? Higher-than-average life expectancy? Access to affordable healthcare to screen for diseases before they become serious concerns? If you answered that all of these factors contribute to the health of a country’s citizens, you’re absolutely right. But the biggest issue plaguing our global health, by far, is obesity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.” More than 600 million adults were classified as obese during 2014, and “41 million children […]

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Fermented raw potato for probiotics AND prebiotics

Here’s an easy way to add both probiotics and prebiotics to your life: Fermented raw potatoes. The mildly tangy flavor of these fermented raw potatoes go well tossed into a salad, though you can just eat them right out of the jar, too. Because they are raw, there are zero net carbs but plenty of fiber. (When heated, however, fibers depolymerize or break down into sugars. When raw and unheated, fibers remain in polymer form.) Raw potatoes therefore provide you with prebiotic fibers to nourish bowel flora. When you […]

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Turn your yogurt into a SUPER PROBIOTIC

I’ve recently been discussing the fascinating experimental research from MIT detailing the almost unbelievable changes observed in mice when supplemented with probiotic species Lactobacillus reuteri (strain ATCC PTA 6475). Mice developed thicker more luxuriant fur, thicker dermal layers of the skin and thicker overall skin, and increased testosterone levels, as well as dramatically increased skin collagen deposition and doubled oxytocin blood levels. Both the range of changes and their magnitude are jaw-dropping. I’ve therefore been playing around with the idea of supplementing higher intakes of L. reuteri […]

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25 of the Best Grain Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb Muffin Recipes

Love a good muffin for breakfast or for a quick snack? I’ve rounded up 25 of our favourite low carb, grain free, gluten free muffin recipes! Flourless Chocolate Muffins – The Fit Housewife Keto Snickerdoodle Muffins – Healthful Pursuit Coffee Protein Muffins – Southern In Law Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins – A Sweet Life Cranberry, Orange, Pecan Muffins – Every Last Bite Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Muffins – Peace, Love, and Low Carb Black and White Muffins – All Day I Dream About Food Grain Free […]

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Vitamin D Deficiency: Are You Getting Enough?

Are you getting enough Vitamin D? Is it necessary to get more? Find out the FACTS here! There has been a lot of talk about vitamin D lately. Are we getting enough? Are we getting too much? How much do we really need? What Is Vitamin D And Why Do We Need It? When we are exposed to ultraviolet B light from the sun or artificial sources, vitamin D3 is created photochemically in our skin. Food sources like fatty fish, eggs, and meat also provide D3. Once […]

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Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

Looking for a low carb version of lasagna? My Lasagna Stuffed Peppers taste great and are low carb! Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Soy Free, Sugar Free My husband loves lasagna, and he’s always asking me to make it. However, since I stopped eating pasta, I never make it anymore. I have come to learn there are multiple ways to make a low carb lasagna without pasta noodles. I’ve made lasagna with zucchini noodles, which is delicious. But it’s a LOT of work! That’s why I […]

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Tips to Help Prevent and Relieve Nocturnal Leg Cramps

Have you ever had that experience where your legs just seem to ache and feel stiff and painful? These symptoms can also be known as leg cramps and can occur at any time of day in both men and women. Often, leg cramps seem to be more common with age, though children can experience something similar that are commonly referred to as ”growing pains”. It is important to keep in mind that the causes for leg cramps can be varied.   Why Are You Getting Leg Cramps? […]

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5 Healthy Activities + Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

Is kombucha safe during pregnancy? What about cold-pressed juice? Hot yoga? Today we’re talking about typically healthy activities and foods that are not healthy during pregnancy. The list of things pregnant women are advised to avoid is lengthy. Depending on who you ask, everyone has a different set of foods, products, and activities that they say can harm a pregnant woman or her developing baby. Some are accurate, some are actually fine. As we learned recently, sushi is one of those things that is a definite no-no. […]

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Plant-Based Diets For Weight Loss

Plant-based diets are good for your health, but can they also help you lose weight? We’re looking at the research on vegan/vegetarian diets and weight loss in this week’s episode of The Sitch! Happy New Year, Friends! I hope everyone has had a happy, healthy holiday season! Since the start of the new year is a prime time for people to make big changes in their health habits, I figured today was the perfect time to address the topic of plant-based diets and weight loss. Let me […]

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Warm Roasted Butternut Squash + Farro Salad

I’ve teamed up with Dole Packaged Foods to bring you a delicious warm roasted butternut squash and farro salad full of nature’s bounty — eggplant, chickpeas, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, and California dates. I used to think I didn’t like salads. Salads represented cold, tasteless, lifeless diet food that I would begrudgingly force myself to eat in college in an attempt to outweigh the effects of weekends full of Bud Light and delivery pizzas. In recent years though, around the time when I ditched the notion that a healthy […]

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