Category: Nutrition

Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Organic, Raw and Commercial Milk: Do Any Have a Place in the Diet?

Milk isn’t right for everybody. If you are trying to lose weight, have an allergy or sensitivity, or only have access to “conventional” milk, you’re better off without it. However, for those that are happy with their weight or wanting to gain, pregnant or lactating women, and some children, raw and organic milk can have

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Rachel Fiske

Fish Oil Do’s and Don’t

Fish oil can be the single best supplement to include in your routine, or it can be the worst. In this article, we will explore the many benefits you can reap from choosing the right fish oil supplement, and also which products to stay away from, and why. First and foremost, let’s take a look

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Chlorella & Spirulina: Super Superfood

Focusing your diet on the most nutrient-dense foods possible is best way to ensure that our body achieves and sustains optimal health and function. On top of a daily, whole foods diet, an excellent way to boost our nutrient status is by including booster foods, such as Spirulina and chlorella. Both of these super foods

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Caffeine: To Drink Or Not To Drink?

 Caffeine is the number one vice of most people, and there’s a lot of confusion surrounding whether it is good or bad. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the misconceptions that exist around caffeine, and dig into the major pros and cons of including caffeine in our daily diet. Really, we

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Is Gluten Really So Bad For You?

Going gluten free has been all the rage lately, and there’s definitely a lot to be said for cutting gluten out of your diet. However, there is a wide range of gluten sensitivities and allergies that could be present, and also a range of reasons why you might consider going gluten free. It’s important to

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Sweet Treats, Zero Guilt

Let’s be honest, we all love a sweet treat sometimes. However, as you might be learning as you venture further into the world of whole foods, refined sugar can wreak havoc on any diet plan. Whether your goal is weight loss or simply being healthier, processed sugar certainly is not your friend. If you are

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

How To Choose The Best Eggs (+ their top health benefits)

When standing in front of the egg aisle in your local grocery store, you are likely met with an onslaught of buzz words. Phrases such as pasture raised, organic, cage-free, vegetarian-fed, natural, and more jump out at you. The second thing to jump out is the price difference. You might pay $8 for pasture-raised eggs

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Is Bone Broth Really A Miracle Cure?

Bone broth is popping up left and right nowadays, from food carts to broth bars to entire cafes and restaurants strictly focusing on this super food. But you can be sure that there is certainly nothing new about bone broth; in fact, it has been a traditional nutritional remedy touted for its myriad of medicinal

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Rachel Fiske

The Beauty Of Fermented Foods

Fermented foods have been used as medicinal foods all across the globe for centuries. They have been long understood for their digestive healing and immune supportive properties, and should be part of our regular diet. The topic of fermented foods is an entire book, in fact, and I highly recommend reading Wild Fermentation by Sandor

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Why You Should Probably Be Supplementing With Magnesium

As a Holistic Nutritionist, I am a firm believer that a whole foods, balanced diet is at the root of good health, and supplementation comes next. Counting on supplements for our nutrients instead of eating high quality foods should never be the plan, unless there are extenuating circumstances involved (severely impaired digestion or lack of

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