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Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is bound to while it’s floating through your blood is what’s…

Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night

Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you! The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing Little-known fact: when I was younger I was so fascinated by sleep and brain activity that…

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

You may feel tired, cold or like you’ve gained weight.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish” and things just aren’t moving through you as quickly as they used to. Have you ever considered that your metabolism may be slow? Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down? What can slow my metabolism? Your metabolism includes all…

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Sometimes holiday feasts are just amazing. It’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. I don’t know about you, but being surrounded by loved ones, laughing and sharing stories together makes me feel warm and happy inside. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it…

What is Metabolism?

What is Metabolism?

This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body. Yep, your body is a walking chem lab, there’s a lot going on in there.…

Grain-Free Chicken Tenders Recipe

Grain-Free Chicken Tenders Recipe

September is here! That means routine and healthy eating are back in style (had they ever really left?). Each year the start of the fall months is a reminder to me to stock up on healthy freezer meals for the busy months to come. This is especially easy with all the fresh herbs and spices ready to pick in the…