Nutrient-Dense Foods for Nausea in Pregnancy

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One of life’s cruel ironies is that during the formative first few weeks of pregnancy—a time when nutrition and good health are of utmost importance—our goals for good nutrition go out the window. Or more literally, down the drain. There is no reliable solution for nausea in pregnancy that works for all women, and no […]

Detoxing with a Skeptical Nutritionist

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Have you ever been curious about following a short-term detox or cleanse program? If you’re anything like me, maybe you’ve been skeptical. Is a detox really necessary? Can a detox be done safely? Does detoxing offer any true health benefits? In this video of my recent talk about detoxing, I answer these questions, plus talk […]

Three Simple Tips for Healthy Digestion

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Let’s not be shy about this: painful or excessive gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation happen to all of us. If we’re lucky, these kinks in the digestive works are infrequent and passing. But when altered digestive function becomes a regular occurrence, it can start to seem normal. Chronic symptoms of impaired digestion are not healthy, […]

Elimination Diet | Why Do It and What to Eat

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Many of us consider ourselves to be in good health yet are held back from optimal health by ailments that we’ve come to accept as part of our everyday lives. Maybe it’s a little gas, bloating, or reflux in the evenings, headaches and moodiness a few days each week, the occasional acne or eczema flare-up, […]

Nutrition Nose to Tail | Beef Jerky Recipe

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At last week’s Nutrition Expo, I shared samples of homemade beef jerky, along with lots of information about how and why to choose sustainable animal-based foods. Choosing sustainable meat, eggs, and dairy, and using all parts of the animal—from the organs to the bones—can be good for your health and the environment while honoring the […]

Fermentation for Health | Spicy Fermented Carrots

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If you want to make a dish that will stand out at your next summer cookout or picnic, try these fermented carrots with jalapeños. Fermentation is a traditional method of preserving foods, and unlike pickling and canning, it encourages and preserves the good bacteria that are beneficial for our health. Fermented foods are also high […]

Nutrition for Bone Health: Calcium & Beyond

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Bones are quite literally our most important support system. Not only do they give our bodies the structure upon which every other part depends, they also serve as a storehouse for minerals used in everyday processes, including controlling the beating of the heart! Our bones deserve—and need—much more than a daily calcium supplement or glass […]