Nutrition

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Spice Up Your Life with Turmeric

By now you know how important I believe food is to health and healing. Food is something I discuss with virtually every patient I see at Women to Women. Finding the right balance of high quality proteins, slow-release carbohydrates and healthy fats — and knowing which ones are the best to choose — is something […]

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The Hype about Probiotics: Is Yogurt Really the Answer?

One of the things I love about being a healthcare practitioner is that I get to help people make sense of things that are confusing for them. I just love the feeling I get when that missing puzzle piece is uncovered and it all just clicks for my patients. Often my patients at the Women […]

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Sweet Poison – Kicking Your Sugar Addiction

When I started my practice years ago, I truly didn’t understand the power of food, but now I know more than ever that sugar can be a game-changer for people today. The epidemic of obesity is largely driven by the fact that sugar is an additive in many foods today – hidden in condiments, in […]

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The Healthy Mediterranean Diet: Omega-3s and Phytonutrients

One of the most natural ways for women to achieve health and wellness is through a nutritious diet that includes protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. When we think about fat, we want our diets to resemble the centuries old Mediterranean style of eating, not the recent fast-food or crash diet styles of eating that are […]

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Why is Everyone Talking about Gluten?

There’s no escaping it now. Almost everyone associated with food, from national restaurant chains to local grocery stores, are all addressing gluten, from offering gluten-free menus to carrying ever expanding sections of gluten-free foods. Magazines, from our favorite monthly women’s magazines to health journals, are all talking about gluten with studies, recipes, and life-changing stories. […]

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Eating Well And Making Informed Choices – No Easy Task!

Organic? Grass fed? Non GMO? Washed? Non processed? Gluten free? Healthy Fats? Safe packaging? All of these questions and all you want to do is eat foods that are tasty, nutrient rich, and transported to our stores in a healthy way! Staying informed, it seems, is the only way to do it. But then the […]

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The Health Benefits of Soy

Soy: what are the healthy benefits? It seems as though there are new soy foods added to the market every day. It’s hard to know which ones we should be adding to our diet and if we should be adding them. The choices can be confusing! What adds to the confusion even more is that […]

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5 Multivitamin Myths, Part 1

Do you need a multivitamin if you eat healthy food? Are multivitamins a waste of money? Are multivitamins unsafe? Does your body benefit from multivitamins? Essential vitamins Let’s start by exploring these building blocks of healthy nutrition, called vitamins. Vitamins are the ever-busy worker ants of the metabolic process. They are numerous and their functions […]

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Vitamin D and Tanning Beds

Spending time in the sun can supply the body with vitamin D, which is essential in helping to defend against depression, heart disease, stroke, cancer and osteoporosis. Sometimes though, especially during the winter, some of us have difficulty squeezing even a few minutes of sunshine into our busy schedules. Or we live in the northern […]

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Health Benefits of Tea

Tea time—12 amazing ways that tea helps keep you young Protection against stress and depression Protection against weight gain and diabetes Protection against infections and chronic disease Support for heart and bone health Take a walk with me into a department store, and let’s see all the shelves of expensive anti-aging products. The media (written […]

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