Why Is Saturated Fat Good For You? 6 Reasons (PART TWO)

Why Is Saturated Fat Good For You

In Part One of this series, Why Is Saturated Fat Good for You?, I shared how fear of saturated fats is rooted in nutrition hype and misinformation that science doesn’t support. To help you ditch bandwagon-diet-BS, lose weight, and achieve optimal health, I dished about solid science that demonstrates: 1)  Saturated fat lowers disease risk 2) Saturated…

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Why Is Saturated Fat Good For You? 6 Reasons (PART ONE)

Why Is Saturated Fat Good For You?

If you follow diet and nutrition news, you may have caught wind that saturated fat has gotten an unwarranted bad wrap. In fact, it’s healthy. But why is saturated fat good for you? I’ve been on the front lines of the saturated fat advocacy movement. Simply put: you must eat more saturated fat to feel healthy, energetic, nourished,…

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How to Make Natural Deodorant That Works

How To Make Natural Deodorant That Works

Ah, the eternal quest: stay fresh and dry, without a bunch of toxic crap-ingredients found in both conventional and many natural deodorants and antiperspirants. If only you could learn how to make natural deodorant that works–like truly works, also has moisture-absorbing properties (without toxic ingredients), and doesn’t stain your clothes (you know all too well…

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How to Reprogram Your Mind for Success with Your Health Goals

How to Reprogram Your Mind for Success with Your Health Goals

If you’re struggling to achieve your health goals, your own mind may be your worst enemy. Whether your goals are more complex (healing from a chronic health issue, like autoimmunity, hormone imbalances, thyroid problems, depression/anxiety/mood disorders, fatigue), or seemingly more straightforward (losing weight, generally preventing disease and optimizing your health), be careful about overlooking problematic…

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Is Maca Root Healthy for All Women?

Is Maca Root Healthy for All Women

Maca root (also considered a tuber) is indigenous to Peru, and has been used for centuries for its purported healing properties, including balancing women’s hormone imbalances. However, maca root is not right for all women, despite the mainstream hype that it’s a universal superfood-extraordinaire everyone should be popping as a powder or liquid extract, in…

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The Three Kinds of Thyroid Problems

The Three Kinds of Thyroid Imbalances

Sadly, oversimplified diagnosis of thyroid problems is the norm not the exception, whereby several varieties are lumped into the black-or-white categories of low-functioning thyroid (hypothyroid) or high-functioning thyroid (hyperthyroid). In reality, there are three kinds of thyroid problems. To boot, the thyroid is never the cause of thyroid problems. Thyroid problems are always secondary to…

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7 Hidden Things Sabotaging Your Blood Sugar Levels

7 Hidden Things Sabotaging Your Blood Sugar Levels

You’re doing everything right. You’re limiting sugar and excess starch. You’re eating all the most blood sugar stabilizing foods. You’re not scared to eat fat. You look to fat and protein for blood sugar stability. You don’t subscribe to the hype that whole grains are chock full of fiber (they’re not) and should be the…

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Privilege, Self-Awareness and Personal Health

We as a species, society, and culture have arrived at a critical mass point in history, wherein we can no longer look away from the discussion of privilege and imbalanced dynamics of power. We have to talk about it. Believe it or not, the discussion of privilege is closely related to the discussion of cultivating…

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The Unexpected Superfood

Superfood. The word is all the rage these days.  Superfoods hold the promise of enhanced energy and libido, anti-aging, disease-prevention, antioxidant power, increased cognitive function. The list goes on. We want superfoods. We want them daily. And we’re willing to pay a pretty penny for them.  I won’t lie: the word superfood often makes me…

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Depression Did Not Cause Robin Williams’s Suicide

Last Friday, July 21st, was Robin Williams’s birthday. I found Williams to be such a beautiful person. His expansive body of work, and the dynamism and humanity of his interviews were fixtures in my life since childhood and deeply moved me. As did news of his 2014 suicide that was widely attributed to depression. I…

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