Nutrition & Lifestyle

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What We Eat Matters

So I did a Periscope video today called “What We Eat Matters: why you can’t out-supplement a poor diet,” but there was some technical issues. The video is in 3 parts below because my phone died twice during my scope and the beginning of the video didn’t get saved for some reason. So there’s that. You can watch my thoughts below:   Have a question? Leave it in the comments!

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PaleOMG Costa Rica Fitness Retreat

PaleOMG Costa Rica Fitness Retreat This past Sunday night I returned home from PaleOMG’s Costa Rica Fitness Retreat (hosted by Under30Experiences). It was 4 days of workouts on the beach, at the national park, at the gym, and at the hotel mixed in with beach and pool time, coffee, food, and some drinks – all with a group of 20 people that I’ve never met. And I traveled there alone – literally didn’t bring a friend or family member. People…

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How to Use Magnesium to Ease Menstrual Cramps

Magnesium for Menstrual Cramps I recently did a live Periscope video on how I ease my menstrual cramps using magnesium. Check it out below: Isn’t Periscope super cool?! Wanna get in on the live conversation?? Download the Periscope app and come follow me @jillmacntc Recap of what was discussed in the video: Track your period: I do this using an app on my smartphone called… Period Tracker! Supplementing with magnesium: Supplement with magnesium every night before bed, starting from the…

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Health Goals? Here’s How to Achieve Them

Do you make health goals each new year? Some people don’t like the idea of new years resolutions because “why wait for the new year to make changes? You can change at any time.” While I do agree with this, I also think the new year is a great time to make changes. The start of a new year brings a sense of renewal and a fresh start. We get to put the past behind us and choose to make the…

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My Favorite Uses For Coconut Oil

Uses For Coconut Oil Coconut oil has blown up in popularity lately – as a superfood – and as a super versatile, use-it-for-everything miracle oil. I’m sure you’ve seen this meme before: While I probably wouldn’t call it a “miracle oil” (I mean it’s not like it’s going to bring the perfect man to your doorstep or anything), coconut oil is extremely versatile. I buy it in 2 packs of big jars from Amazon to save money.   These are…

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Holiday Gift Ideas – 2015 Edition

It’s that time of year again! I did a post last year, called Paleo-Friendly Gift Ideas For The Holidays, and figured I’d do a new one every year. Need some holiday gift ideas for the health-conscious people in your life? I’ve got you covered. Garmin vivofit 2: This is a great gift for anyone who is trying to move more. It alerts you if you’ve been inactive for an hour and flashes to alert you to get up and take a…

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Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays are such a wonderful time of the year. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. Giving & receiving gifts, holiday parties, spending time with friends & family, and of course when I was a kid, believing in Santa made Christmas the most fun & exciting holiday there was. As great as it is, the season of gift-giving can be super stressful and have a negative impact on health. Many of us put exercise on the back burner, stress…

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Let’s Talk About Macronutrients

There’s so much debate about macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) and how much of each we should be eating. Some swear by low-carb and ketogenic diets. Some say low-fat is the way to go. There are high-protein diets, high-carb diets, high-fat diets – so which one is correct? I’ll let you in on a little secret (okay it’s not really a secret), the answer is none of them. There are no perfect macronutrient ratios that are right for everyone. We…

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Do You Get Hangry?

Do you rely on coffee and/or sugar in the afternoon to keep you going? Have headaches if you miss a meal or wait too long between meals to eat again? Do you find yourself binge eating? Do you get hangry?             You may be experiencing a type of blood sugar dysregulation known as hypoglycemia – or low blood sugar.             So what are the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia? Craving…

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The Salad Dressing Formula

It’s no secret that eating salad is great for our health. That is, of course, depending on what dressing is on it. Salad doesn’t have to be boring – use different oils, acids, and spices for a new flavor explosion with every salad! You can easily make any salad dressing by mixing one part acid + two or three (depending on how tart you like it) parts oil + any spices you like. Acids: lemon juice, lime juice, citrus, apple…

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Hey you! My name is Jill and I'm a Nutritional Therapy Consultant. Since discovering paleo back in 2012, nutrition/wellness/fitness have become my passions. I used to be a cigarette smoker, fast food eater, and completely sedentary party girl. So, trust me, I've been there. I get it. I know change is hard. That's what I'm here for- to help you change your lifestyle & feel the best you possibly can!
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