5 Lifestyle Habits to Help Prevent Cancer

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5 Lifestyle Habits to Help Prevent Cancer The statistics are daunting: 43% of men and 38% of women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and 23% of men and 19% of women will die from the disease. But there is a glimmer of hope when you consider that 50% of all cancers are […]

How to Avoid Midafternoon Energy Crashes and Cravings

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Do you want to know how to avoid mid afternoon energy crashes and cravings? This is a guest post from my friend, functional medicine nutritionist Rachel Fiske, who wants to help my readers deal with energy crashes and cravings. I think the number one complaint I hear year after year from my clients is the […]

5 Reasons to Ditch the Diet Soda

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This is a guest post from my friend Rachel who I went to nutrition school with. Being from the south I grew up with a big gulp of diet soda permanently fused to my right hand. I knew that sugar made people fat but I didn’t know that the chemicals in diet soda increased cravings […]

The Top 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gelatin

Top 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Gelatin

Here are the Top 7 most frequently asked questions about gelatin that I get asked all the time on Facebook and on my blog. What is Gelatin? Gelatin is a translucent, colorless, brittle, flavorless solid substance, derived from collagen found in animal bones. It is commonly used as a gelling agent in food, pharmaceuticals, photography, […]

Top 20 Health Benefits of Gelatin: Helps prevent Arthritis, cellulite, stretch marks, wrinkles, brittle bones and more

20 Benefits of Gelatin

I am so excited to be writing about the top 20 health benefits of gelatin! What is Gelatin? Gelatin is a translucent, colorless, brittle, flavorless solid substance, derived from collagen found in animal bones. It is commonly used as a gelling agent in food, pharmaceuticals, photography, and cosmetic manufacturing. It is found in most gummy […]

Adrenal Fatigue FAQ: what, how, and why…

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Adrenal Fatigue FAQ: what, how, and why… From Grass Fed Girl- This is a guest post by my friend Rachel who is a functional medicine practitioner and nutritionist. I have nurtured myself back from adrenal exhaustion in 2009.  I could barely get out of bed then and drank a pot of coffee to get going. […]

5 Simple Steps to Clear Skin

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Are you looking for 5 Simple Steps to Clear Skin? From GFG: This is a guest post from my dear friend and neighbor Carla. She has struggled with her problem skin for years. She has finally found relief from a healing ancestral diet and lifestyle modifications. She is a talented nutritionist who has helped many […]

Parasites: A Secret Cause of Weight Gain

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Parasites: A Secret Cause of Weight Gain This is a guest post from my long time friend Rachel who is a nutrition consultant and  functional medicine practitioner. She clues us in on a common hidden causes of weight gain.  I have battled with parasites during my loooong healing journey after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis […]

Quinoa: The Not So Superfood (low in protein, unsustainable, inflammatory and hard to digest)

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From GFG: This is a guest post by trusty, study reading, truth-seeking nutrition student, and intern Coco Noel. She spent a few weeks researching all the in’s and out’s of quinoa. She really had no opinion before I gave her this assignent but it seems that she formed one. I hope you enjoy this post […]

10 Tips For Getting Into Nutritional Ketosis For Weight Loss

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10 Tips For Getting Into Nutritional Ketosis For Weight Loss What is Nutritional Ketosis? Ketosis is an eating plan where the body uses ketones to fuel the brain and body instead of glucose like most people use when on the SAD (standard American diet). It can be very helpful for blood sugar and consistent energy […]

6 Ways to Stay Healthy If You Choose Vegetarianism (plus giveaway!)

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I am not advocating vegetarianism by any stretch, but many people choose to try this lifestyle when they become interested in nutrition, animal welfare or environmental activism. If you do choose vegetarianism, there are some guidelines to follow to avoid creating severe nutritional deficiencies that can lead to thyroid problems, digestive distress and mood issues. […]

Benefits of Maca and Hormone Balancing Smoothie

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What is Maca: It is a cruciferous root vegetable grown in the Andes mountains of Peru that looks like a cross between a radish and a turnip. Benefits of Maca: Maca is an adaptogenic root that helps your body handle and manage stress It’s known for increasing libido It is nourishing to the adrenals It […]

7 Tips for Making Bone Broth Gel

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Bone broth provides important minerals and vitamins that we need to cope with stress in our daily lives. It is an inexpensive way to get minerals and vitamins without taking supplements, which sometimes are not absorbed by the body when isolated from foods in supplements. Broth also fights wrinkles, cellulite and is good for loose […]