Nutrition & Lifestyle

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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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Paleo Misconceptions

I’ve noticed recently (actually I noticed this a while ago, but recently realized I should write about it) that there are some paleo misconceptions in the mainstream, by critics, and by friends. So I figured I’d set the record straight. Listen, paleo is not some crazy diet. It’s not as hard as people think it is. And when I see articles online criticizing paleo for reasons that aren’t even accurate – well, I get annoyed. Paleo is just eating real…

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But That’s Not Paleo…

Have you encountered the “paleo police” since going paleo? I definitely have. You know, the people who say, “But that’s not paleo!” if they see you consume something that’s not “paleo perfect” or they say, “You’re allowed to eat that?” Yes, I’m an adult. I’m allowed to eat whatever I want. I guess that second question is just someone wanting to understand paleo, so that’s okay. But guess what? Paleo is not about perfectionism. It’s not meant to make you stress…

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Halloween Treats That Aren’t Junk

Halloween is almost here! If you want to give out treats that aren’t junk this year (because let’s face it, you know you’re going to end up eating most of the candy yourself), than you’re in luck because I’ve compiled a list of healthier alternatives to the conventional candies that are so delicious kids are sure to love them! More people are becoming aware of the effects of food on our health and the organic movement is growing more and more…

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16 Superfoods for Digestive Health

Are you suffering from digestive health issues such as gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, burping, heartburn, etc? As a decade-long IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) sufferer myself, I know how miserable it is. These symptoms can range from mildly uncomfortable to downright debilitating. I understand that fear of not wanting to leave the house because you’re afraid to not be near a bathroom. I had years of anxiety and panic attacks that went along with my IBS symptoms. I’ve had to…

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How to Kick PMS to the Curb – Naturally!

Ahhhh, PMS. That time of the month when everything just seems to suck- for yourself and everyone around you. There are so many jokes about women and being “crazy” and bitchy right around that time of the month. PMS is so common, it seems just about every woman suffers from it. It’s become accepted as something that can’t be avoided, something that’s just “a part of life” that we just have to deal with. I, myself, thought that PMS was…

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Bone Broth: The Mineral-Rich Superfood

When we’re sick we turn to soup to make us feel better, right? Some may say it’s just a myth that eating soup helps fight off an illness, but is it possible that soup does have healing properties? When it is prepared correctly, soup does, in fact, give our immune system a boost. I’m not talking about Campbell’s, Progresso, or any other store-bought soup, but traditionally prepared soups made with traditionally prepared bone broths- the way grandma makes them. How…

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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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