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Food-Mood Connection

Food-Mood Connection

Scientific research and personal experience both demonstrate that what we eat affects how we think and how we act. Still, most people don't acknowledge the connection between their food and their mood. Stop and think for a moment about how you feel through the day?...

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Eat Less Processed Foods

Eat Less Processed Foods

One of the biggest hurdles to having a healthy diet these days is avoiding the bounty of highly processed junk foods available. These foods are typically found in boxes, cans, bags, and bottles, i.e. soda, crackers, candy, and more. But notice I still said eat less,...

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Experiment With Protein

Experiment With Protein

Protein is the basic building block of the human structure, helping our bodies form muscles, skin, and hair. Because of our bio-individuality, protein requirements vary dramatically from person to person. I recommend experimenting with reducing or increasing your...

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Increase Leafy Greens

Increase Leafy Greens

If vegetables are the scarcest food in the Western diet, leafy green vegetables are lacking most of all. Learning to cook and eat greens is essential for creating lasting health. The color green is associated with spring, a time of renewal, refreshment, and vital...

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Happiness…It’s An Inside Job

Happiness…It’s An Inside Job

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness….It’s the American Dream. The Pursuit of Happiness… It’s the one thing that we all desire. We wish for it. We want it. We pray for it for others. Books are written on it. Songs are sung about it…. It’s probably the ONE and...

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Experiment with Grains

Experiment with Grains

Many fashionable diet theories advise people to avoid carbohydrates, naming them as a culprit in our obesity crisis. This advice is a huge and faulty generalization. By looking at the delicate, thin bodies of Japanese people, who consume high-carbohydrate diets...

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Increase Sweet Vegetables

Increase Sweet Vegetables

Almost everyone craves sweets. Instead of depending on processed sugar, you can add more naturally sweet flavor to your daily diet and dramatically reduce sweet cravings. Certain vegetables have a deep, sweet flavor when cooked, like corn, carrots, onions, beets,...

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Practice Cooking

Practice Cooking

It’s a well-known paradox that only a skilled cook knows how to prepare a meal in just a few minutes. You would think expertise would bring complexity, but making a meal can actually be divided into two simple states: preparation time and cooking time. Preparation...

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Drink More Water

Drink More Water

The body is 75% water, so it makes sense that this essential fluid must be continually replenished. We can go for a month without food, but we can live only two or three days without water. Water is crucial to our survival. Many people are confused by how much water...

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Vegetarian-Friendly One-Pot Meals

Vegetarian-Friendly One-Pot Meals

We love one-pot meals because they are so easy and simple. One pot means easy clean up, which is a home run in every kitchen. 🙂 It’s not easy to find recipes for veggie-one-pots since most rely on meat as a base. So we decided to feature delicious recipe ideas for...

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