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The busyness of all our lives leaves many of us eating on the fly to get the quickest food possible. When I talk to people about good nutrition they either think they are already eating healthy or explain that they just don't have time.

How do we really know the best "diet" plan to pick? Should we choose clean eating, vegetarian, paleo, vegan, or plant based?

Let's stop worrying about labels and focus on these indisputable facts:

Most Americans consume too much of this...

  • Protein - 50 g approximately recommended daily - CLICK HERE for MORE from WEBMD 

  • Sugar -  37.5 g (men), 25 g (women), & under 25 g (children) recommended

  • Cholesterol - 300 mg is the maximum recommended & 200 mg if you have heart disease or diabetes.

...and too little of this:

April 25, 2017

What is the typical American diet doing to us and to our children?  See below for the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of key nutrients that our body needs. These were developed to help us keep our bodies running as well as possible, but our current culture in America has lead us to turn a blind eye from eating to nourish our bodies to just, well... eating.

The problem affects us all, but think about a child's development system and risk of illness when they are NOT getting the proper nutrients.

Most of us start off being careful when our children are infants. Carefully ensuring that their first baby food experience was of a vegetable as opposed to something sweet. So, deep down we know that when we get rushed and pop into fast food joints or warm up a microwave meal that our kids are most likely not eating as nutritiously as possible... and my goodness we ARE busy!! 

The pressure on parents is crazy! But, as usual in life we have to choose to focus on the important things. Ens...

April 18, 2017

The truth is that limiting or avoiding cholesterol consumption does wonders in the fight against heart disease. Not earth shattering news, right? But let's dissect this a little further so you can decide for yourself what the best treatment is for heart disease. 

Where does cholesterol come from? Well, first of all your liver makes all the cholesterol you need and circulates it through the blood.  We need the cholesterol the liver produces to make hormones, vitamin D, and other substances which help you digest foods, however a high LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) level leads to a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries.

Risk factors for heart disease include a diet with too much of the wrong sorts of fats, too little essential fatty acids, and/or not enough fresh vegetables, as well as smoking and alcohol consumption.

So, you have a choice to make... do you pop a pill or change your eating or lifestyle habits?

The problem with popping a pill is that without changing your...

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