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Cholesterol: Everything You Need to Know

As someone who has had heart disease I know what it’s like to be sifting through page after page of information, trying to sort out what’s right and wrong, what’s going to work for me, and struggling through all the conflicting information. Here’s a post from the Leaf I found on cholesterol. Obviously there’s always controversy surrounding this topic, but I find it helpful to collect as much information as possible so I can make at least reasonably informed decisions about my health. Read the post here.

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10 Must-Follow Safety Rules for Walkers

A daily stroll is a simple way to turn up your metabolism and burn calories without going to a gym. A 30-minute walk at a modest 3.5 mph pace can work off up to 160 calories (for a 140-pound woman). If you don’t have a pedometer to help you determine if you’re at a going calorie-burning pace, just think about how fast you’d walk if you were late for appointment. Or try talking–you should be able to answer a question, but not hold a conversation. Walking for […]

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Treating Acid Reflux Naturally

Millions of people deal with issues related to digestive health every day. One of the most common complications is what many refer to as heartburn, a tingling or burning sensation in the chest known as acid reflux. When this flow of acid from the stomach up to the esophagus happens two or more times per week, it becomes gastroesophageal reflux disease, Medical News Today reported. This uncomfortable condition can be relieved in several different ways without medication. Diet As Medical News Today explained, certain foods such as caffeine, […]

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Zero tolerance for low blood pressure

Just as we have zero tolerance for hypoglycemia in the Wheat Belly lifestyle, we also have zero tolerance for hypotension, or low blood pressure (BP). Follow the Wheat Belly lifestyle free of ciabattas, penne pasta, and tortellini, and blood sugars plummet. If you are injecting insulin or taking other diabetes drugs, hypoglycemia is a risk and can be dangerous, resulting in loss of consciousness and injury. We therefore urge everyone to talk to their doctor about discontinuing or reducing insulin and diabetes drugs immediately upon starting the […]

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13 Mighty Micronutrients You Need in Your Diet & How to Get Them

Protein, carbohydrates and fats get all of the attention when we talk about healthy eating. That’s because they are the big building blocks of your body, and every day they provide the energy it needs to keep working. But those “macronutrients” depend on the support of a powerful group of “micronutrients”—the vitamins and minerals that enable your body to produce critical enzymes and hormones that break down your food into components you can absorb and use. Though you need only minute amounts of the micronutrients, they are […]

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How to Train to Walk Your First 5K

In a moment of inspiration, you signed up for your first 5K walk. At the time, it was a great idea—maybe it’s a charity walk or you thought it would motivate you to move more. But now you’re left wondering why (on earth) you were thinking you could walk 3.1 miles (the equivalent of five consecutive kilometers). Don’t throw in the towel yet. With the right prep, you can be ready to cross the finish line feeling good. Some tips for training to walk your first 5K: […]

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Thoughts from my run…

Ducks seem pretty big to fly. How do I get to be friends with Amy Schumer? Have I ever been to a real brunch?! I need to add that song to my playlist… ( I have no idea what’s the name of the song or who sings it I just remember hearing a song that I liked at a friend’s house) (someone tells me good morning catches me off-guard so I mumble back good morning) *Contemplates whether or not they heard me for the next mile.* I […]

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How to Spot A Quack: 5 Signs A Nutrition “Expert” Isn’t Trustworthy

Who can you trust for credible nutrition information? Well, I’ll tell you who you can’t on this week’s episode of The Sitch – “How to Spot a Quack.” With so many people doling out nutrition advice online these days, it’s hard to know who to trust. On this week’s episode of “The Sitch,” I’m dishing up the five tell-tale signs on how to spot a quack! How to Spot A Quack Nutritionist In my recent video, The Difference Between Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists, we talked about the […]

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Tahini Miso Covered Cauliflower Steaks

This recipe as a whole is delicious, but you gotta check out this Tahini Miso sauce. The next time you’re making dinner for friends or hosting a cocktail party, add these Tahini Miso Covered Cauliflower Steaks to the menu! You can enjoy this recipe as an entree with a side of protein, greens, and maybe some grains/carbohydrates or as a side dish — regardless of how you enjoy it, the star of the show is really the tahini miso sauce. I’m constantly aware and open for recipe […]

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The Impact of Chemotherapy on Fertility

Creating children and bringing them into this world was one of God’s very first instructions, as it is said in Genesis 1:28, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.” Unfortunately, there are a number of factors that can impact a couple’s ability to get pregnant. Today, we are going to focus specifically on the impact of chemotherapy on infertility. The Risks of ChemotherapyAccording to the American Cancer Society, nearly all drugs used in chemotherapy can lead to infertility – in both men and […]

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