Anxiety, Nutrition and Stress

By focusing on eating nutrient-rich foods, you can give yourself a big hand in reducing, or possibly eliminating, anxiety. In today’s show, I’ll help shed light on how nutrition, anxiety and stress impact each other. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America states that Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population.

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Why You Need Food To Detox

Detoxification is occurring all the the time. It is a biological process in which your body converts waste products into exceretable material, which you then eliminate from your urine, skin, breath and poop. You’re doing it right now! We do it naturally all day long. Because we’re a bit overloaded with environmental pollutants,

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Easy, Delicious Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Why is it that we use holidays as an excuse to overload ourselves with toxic, nutrient-depleting sweets and other junk food? Saint Patrick’s day doesn’t need to be centered around overloading ourselves with fake-dye, green junk food. This post isn’t centered on sweet treats, but is focused on delicious, nutrient-dense green foods. My favorite things about St. Patrick’s Day this year are the lengthening days, the promises of spring in the budding crocuses, and cabbage. I LOVE cabbage, in part because I love all green food. This year I’m dining at Audrienne’s house for St Patty’s Day. Audrienne is one of my Dietitian

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The connection between gluten and pain

For those of us who have struggled with pain, we understand that getting it under control can be really challenging. Taking a pain pill may provide short-term relief, but it’s not a smart long-term strategy. Clients who struggle with pain, like fibromyalgia, migraines, headaches and arthritis are often surprised to learn that nutrition and lifestyle are playing a huge role in their pain.

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How Junk Food Companies Are Buying The Nutrition Industry

Last year, USA today asked Coca-Cola’s President of North American Brands Katie Bayne, “What do you say to those who believe that sugar — particularly in soft drinks — works on the brain like an addictive substance?” Her reply: “There is no scientific evidence.” Meet one of many junk-food corporations who sponsor nutrition education in the US. Coca-Cola officially believes that obesity rose as consumption of sugary drinks decreased.

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Sprouted Cilantro-Lime Hummus with Olive Oil

This scrumptious recipe is sure to send your taste buds sailing! Plus, I list the top nutritional benefits to each ingredient in the recipe. Garbanzos are more digestible, and arguably more nutritious, when sprouted and raw. I find that sprouted garbanzos don’t give me gas (TMI?) or tummy aches the way that canned garbanzos sometimes do. Personally, I love sprouted foods because they are enzymatically active and alive.

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#12: How Food Politics Affect Your Health, Part 2

Relationships between food industry lobbyists, nutrition guidelines, Big Agriculture affect not only our food system’s structure, but the messages we are exposed to about our food. Written by Andy Bellatti, MS, RD/N A significant part of this conversation touches on my thoughts about the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), formerly known as the American Dietetic Association (ADA). This professional organization represents over 70,000 Registered Dietitians in this country,

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