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Gluten History: Good or Bad?

What is the history behind gluten? Why does it have such a bad reputation today even among those who are not gluten sensitive? What products contain gluten? Should I be eating gluten or avoiding it? What is a better alternative to eating gluten that is going to benefit my long term health? There are so … Continue reading Gluten History: Good or Bad?

Gut Health & Gluten

We've touched on the importance of maintaining a good environment in your stomach/gut in a prior post. I'll give you a recap on that and also discuss how gluten plays a negative part in this role as you try to maintain proper balance and get your health back to where it needs to be. Why … Continue reading Gut Health & Gluten

Whole30 1 Week Update

It's been an entire week, yippe!! I know, that sounds like a drop in the bucket, but going an entire week without sugar wasn't really something I was looking forward to. I know the benefits of not having sugar, so I think I was mentally better prepared than some, but not 100% psyched up about … Continue reading Whole30 1 Week Update

Diabetes: Label Reading & Sugar Content

If you've been reading my posts, you know I'm going on this Whole30 journey. Doing so, I've had to read MANY food labels and decipher through all of the jargon. So i'm here to break it down for you for the sake of your blood sugar and to keep it in check. Condiments We'll start … Continue reading Diabetes: Label Reading & Sugar Content

Why I chose Whole30

Starting the Whole30 "diet" was a way to wipe my slate clean and start over. I found myself walking through the isles at the grocery store with no sense of excitement or pleasure as I saw all of the boxes of foods and their fancy labels. I knew that eating these things did nothing for … Continue reading Why I chose Whole30

Want to Start Practicing Yoga?

I'm sure most of us have a pretty good idea about what Yoga looks like. If you need some inspiration, all you have to do is go to Instagram and search #Yoga and you'll be flooded with images of all sorts of people doing different poses.. Here's one of me I took last weekend: Yoga … Continue reading Want to Start Practicing Yoga?

Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) refers to the heart being unable to perform as effectively as it should. During this time there is fluid that builds up around the heart which effects how the heart muscles pump blood throughout your body. When blood cannot be fully circulated to other organs, CHF causes fluid to be retained … Continue reading Congestive Heart Failure