Category: Nutrition

Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Top Food Additives to Avoid Like the Plague

Food additives are substances added to our foods in order to enhance color, appearance, flavor and shelf-life. Sound harmless? Unfortunately, some food additives pose serious health risks, and learning which ones to avoid should be high priority. Amongst the general population of the United States, approximately 90% of purchased food is processed. Processed foods are

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Top Foods to Fight Depression

The psychiatric industry in the United States is a $330 billion industry that gives out over 230 million prescriptions for antidepressant drugs per year. Depression in the US is higher than ever. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 41,000 suicides occur annually (as of the most recent 2010 statistics), and at least

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4 Foods To Give Up For Lent, and Even for Life

We are aware that Lent usually falls in the second week in February, and lasts roughly 40 days. That means our conscious is telling us to give up something we enjoy to fully participate. There are many common things people usually give up for lent, such as candy, television, social media, and alcohol. While the

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The Scale You Should Actually Be Concerned With

When we first hear the word scale,  we can all agree it is not a very friendly term. You probably are not necessarily stoked to read about checking in with the scale when it comes to the one that you stand on that reflects your numeric weight, but we are going to leave talk of

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

3 Deep Rooted Weight Loss Myths Debunked

As a Holistic Nutritionist, I strongly dislike the mainstream meaning of the word “diet.” It implies subjecting our bodies and minds to a period of short-term deprivation in order to reach a (often unhealthy or unattainable) end weight goal, and people view it as simply something that must be endured if they wish to lose

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The Benefits of Coconut

When you sit back and think of coconuts, do you envision a beach and palm trees or do you envision better health and wellness for your body? Many times people know coconuts to be a nice tropical fruit that makes sunscreen smell good, and poolside drinks taste like paradise. Well, there is more that meets

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6 Healthy Tips To Always Live By

We live in a fast paced world no doubt, and there will always be room for chocolate cake for breakfast or even a slice of pie for lunch. The bottom line is that no one is perfect, and you need to allow yourself a few indulgences every once in a while. Now, these indulgences should

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

How To Do An Elimination Diet (and uncover hidden food allergies)

Earlier this week, we talked about the importance of uncovering food allergies and sensitivities. The least expensive way to go about this is an elimination diet, but this can be tricky. Here, we’ve learned about why pin-pointing food sensitivities is key, so in this article, we’ll dig into the how. The Elimination Diet is a

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Nutrition
Rachel Fiske

GOOD FAT BAD FAT: CLEARING UP THE CONFUSION

There are plenty of nutrition and health-related topics out there shrouded in misinformation and confusion, but I would venture to say that the topic of fats easily tops the list. How did Americans come to believe that fat was such a dietary evil-doer and responsible for not just obesity, but a laundry list of medical

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Pretty much everybody knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Growing up, our mothers likely hammered home this belief, and now we pass this idea on, as fact, to our own children. So, is it true? Is breakfast really so important? Official nutrition guidelines claim that skipping breakfast can lead to

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