Category Archives: Diet articles

Simplicity In Self-Care

A reminder that taking care of yourself can be simple — you don’t need to go out and buy anything. Happy February! The concept of self-care and self-love is top of mind here at NS this month. While neither of these topics is exactly groundbreaking, they can be revisited, refreshed and reinspired often. February is always a nice time to check in about how you’re treating yourself — from literal self-care in a physical sense with the health of your body, spiritually, and mentally with goal setting. It’s […]

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How to Get Better Beauty Sleep Every Night

Here’s how you can consistently get better rest in order to look and most importantly feel your best. We can all agree that hours of tossing and turning is last on our lists of ideal ways we want to spend our nights. Some may not realize, however, that the things we do throughout the day, not just the things we do to chill right before bedtime, play a collective role in getting proper beauty sleep. There’s nothing worse than showing up to work or school with dark […]

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The Best Chicken Vegetable Soup

If you’re looking for a cold weather staple, and the best chicken vegetable soup, you’re looking at it. We’ve been getting so many requests to do more recipes with animal proteins in them versus just talking about them as a protein option. No matter what lifestyle you live and proteins you choose to eat, I always recommend when consuming animal proteins to get the best and high-quality sources you can — particularly with the best, humane, farming practices and I’ve found local farmers are key to this […]

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What Is A Ketogenic Diet?

What is a ketogenic (keto) diet? Is this something you should do for your health and why is it so popular? Most diets that consistently make headlines can be written off as fads, as in not something that’s sustainable or a lifestyle. Typically there’s a celebrity name behind a diet “responsible” for making them look a certain way — it’s not long before it turns mainstream and people start wondering…should I eat this way too? Whether it’s a diet about counting calories, emphasizing restrictions, limiting important food […]

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Nutrition Listen: Chia Seeds

Chia seeds! As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I always have this simple superfood stocked in my pantry. Chia seeds are loaded with soluble fiber — and I delve into why this seed can improve your digestion. These amazing little seeds also have the ability to completely transform in size and volume, taking on up to 10 times their weight in liquid. They’re a popular superfood for good reason! If you’re looking to add more fiber to your diet, or looking for a filling component to a meal or […]

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Heart Healthy Tips for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And while you might have plans to take your loved one out to a fancy restaurant or buy him or her a box of chocolates, why not switch things up this year? There are plenty of ways to show the one you love how much you cherish his or her presence without skipping out on your primarily raw, plant-based eating habits. In fact, why not use this loving holiday to focus on better ways to prioritize heart health? Here are […]

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Reducing Your Cancer Risk with Healthy Food Choices

Cancer may be unpredictable, but there are plenty of ways to reduce your risk before the debilitating condition wreaks havoc on your body and changes your life forever. Improved lifestyle factors, such as exercising, avoiding tobacco and limiting alcohol consumption, have a large impact on your cancer risk. Most importantly, your choice of dietary habits has a major influence on the wellness of your immune system, ultimately heightening or reducing your chances of developing certain cancers. Following an unhealthy diet increases your chance of developing cancer down the […]

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Jeanette’s Unleavened Bread

  Try this easy bread for topping or just snacking with your favorite hummus! Ingredients: 2 cups of organic whole-wheat flour 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 3/4 cup distilled water, or just enough water to form a soft ball Try this bread with your favorite homemade hummus. Directions: First, heat your oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Next, mix flour, oil, and honey together in a bowl; add water and mix using a pastry cutter until dough […]

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The Benefits of Eating Well During Your Pregnancy

Pregnancy is often associated with having tremendous cravings, whether that means waking up in the middle of the night searching the pantry for chocolate or simply wanting a type of food you’ve never shown interest in before. Pregnancy cravings are common, but it’s critical that mothers don’t fall into a downward spiral of unhealthy eating while carrying. Researchers have found that consuming junk food during pregnancy can lead to a number of negative outcomes, including excessive weight gain for the mother and child, as well as improper […]

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Obsessive Video Game Playing is Now Considered a Mental Disorder

Do you have children who love to play video games? Have you noticed that they haven’t put down the game controller since receiving the latest gaming system for Christmas? If the answer is yes, now may be the time for an intervention – the World Health Organization just named excessive video game playing the latest addictive mental disorder. According to the beta draft of the WHO’s most recent update of the International Classification of Diseases, this gaming disorder is described as follows: “WHO just named excessive video […]

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