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It can be tough to set that cup of coffee down. Whether it’s the rich, nutty flavor, the boost of …
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Change feels good. Whether it’s refreshing your hairstyle or color, pulling your cold-weather knits out of storage, or getting a …
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Most of us don’t get too worked up about fiber. That’s probably because we’ve heard over and over again that …
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Let’s be honest: You probably don’t pay too much attention to your vaginal health unless things are painful, itchy, smelly, …
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Want to get more out of your workouts? Your menstrual cycle may hold the key. Hormone expert Alissa Vitti shares …
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Gaby Vaca-Flores, RDN, CLE, explains the benefits of l-theanine, how it works to reduce feelings of stress, and why it should …
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Jessica Bippen, MS, RD, shares a baked oatmeal recipe that’s gluten-free, vegan, and packed with protein. Bookmark this for busy …
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Diet sodas, sugar-free gum, bars, candies and cookies made with zero-calorie artificial sweeteners—they might seem like a healthier alternative to …
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An OB-GYN and sex therapist discuss possible causes of low libido in women and strategies to help you feel better …
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Wellness retreats are get-aways to paradise, to pamper self, do some yoga, do some beach, and recharge to return to the plate slugging harder than ever before. A good vacation done right should perform the function of recharging mind body and soul, and have a few special incredibly uplifting features like, some massage, maybe some […]
Lycopene is an antioxidant found originally in tomatoes that can improve cardiovascular health, prevent oxidative damage and oxidative stress, treat systemic inflammation, and has even been studied as a preventative agent against prostate cancer. Lycopene can be taken in supplemental form to get a concentrated dose, with all of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, and […]
St. John’s wort is an herbal extract that has a large body of research supporting its use for treating depression. It’s been studied as an alternative to more traditional antidepressants, and some scientific work even supports it for other conditions like chronic fatigue. In addition to its effects on your brain, it may also have […]
Yohimbe is an extract from the bark of the yohimbe tree, native to Africa, that’s used for erectile dysfunction, low libido, and male sexual wellness. Many men turn to it as a natural herbal alternative to drugs like Viagra or Cialis, and there’s strong evidence that it exerts an anti-impotence effect. Yohimbine, the active compound […]
Medicinal mushrooms can be taken as supplements to boost your immune system function, fight oxidative damage, and improve your cognitive function. In addition, certain species of mushrooms might even be able to boost aerobic endurance. Mushrooms are an ancient and genetically distant form of life, but nutrition and herbal medicine researchers have found combinations of […]
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Nuts for keto are low in carbs, making them a great snack for the low-carb, high-fat keto diet. Nuts also contain some protein, healthy fat, and a variety of nutrients and antioxidants. However, not all nuts are appropriate for the keto diet—some are too high in carbs, or have added sugars for flavoring that make […]
Maca root is an herbal extract used in supplements to increase men’s libido , sexual arousal and desire, and reduce problems with erectile dysfunction. It has a long history of use as an herbal remedy and aphrodisiac in folk medicine, but increasingly, scientific research has supported it as an alternative treatment for men looking for […]
Lactase is an enzyme that you can take in supplemental form that helps your body digest lactose, which is a form of sugar found in dairy products. Lactase allows people with lactose intolerance to enjoy dairy without the gastrointestinal side effects, like bloating and nausea, that can happen when you eat dairy. Everyone is born […]
Keto protein powder is a great way to help you meet your protein needs while keeping your carb intake low, but you may find yourself a bit overwhelmed by all of the choices. You also need to pick one with the right macros to keep you in ketosis and the right micronutrients to ensure your […]
Saw palmetto is a plant-derived supplement that’s used by men for achieving better prostate health, reversing hair loss, and treating sexual dysfunction. It has strong biological activity when it comes to regulating the levels of the different forms of testosterone in your body, and this power has been demonstrated in a number of clinical trials. […]
This post is in collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner., managed by NCBA, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. All opinions are my own. As a working single Mom of two teen girls (and a son in college!) it’s no easy feat to get good-for-you meals on the table quickly. Luckily, I have some tricks up my sleeve to get easy, tasty, and healthy dinners on the table during the busy work week. Below are my tips for getting…
These unprecedented times have redirected us back to prioritizing our health. I am so excited to announce that my newest cookbook, The Family Immunity Cookbook: 101 Easy Recipes to Boost Health, published by Robert Rose and released on November 10, 2021, helps you do just that through delicious and satisfying foods. In The Family Immunity Cookbook I introduce you to 25 of the top immune boosting foods, explain the science…
What do you get when you combine flexibility with a vegetarian diet? The Flexitarian Diet! In her 2009 book “The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease and Add Years to Your Life”, registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner explains how you can incorporate the benefits of a vegetarian diet without feeling deprived of meat. Ranked #2 in Best Diets Overall by U.S.…
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In July 2020, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), composed of nationally regarded health and nutrition experts, reviewed the science and made recommendations for the final version of the dietary guidelines. In December 2020, the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) was released and two specific recommendations were surprising to many. These include the final recommendations for…
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This post is in collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner., managed by NCBA, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. All opinions are my own. In December 2020, the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) were released, and this time the focus was on specific nutrient needs throughout various life stages. The theme of these latest guidelines is to “Make Every Bite Count,” starting at birth and throughout…
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This post was sponsored by Eat Mankai USA. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are my own. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in ten Americans don’t get the recommended amount of daily vegetables in their diet. I’m always looking for simple, easy ways to add vegetables to my diet and Mankai is so easy, versatile, and packed with nutrients! In 2020, I told you…
This post is in collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner., managed by NCBA, on behalf of the Beef Checkoff. All opinions are my own. Since 1980, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) have provided science-based advice on what to eat and drink in order to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and meet nutrient needs. Every 5 years a new set of DGAs are released. The 2020-2025 DGAs were finally…
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Food safety is an important part of keeping yourself and your family safe while cooking meals. There are a lot of myths out there about what is a safe and unsafe practice when preparing foods. Instead of guessing how to handle food, leave it to the experts. The CDC recently put out a list of 10 Dangerous Food Safety Myths and solutions to implement. Here are 5 myths, debunked, and how to properly handle food safely.
This post was sponsored by NOW®. All thoughts are my own. February is American Heart Month and it’s a time to become armed with information that can keep your heart healthy. According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have some type of cardiovascular disease. I have a very strong family history of heart disease with my paternal grandfather dying of a heart attack by the age of 60. Both…
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Every day, 6,000 women in the United States reach menopause, resulting in over 2 million a year. Menopause can result in weight gain, hot flashes, sleep difficulties, mood swings, changes in digestion, muscle loss, and osteoporosis. Eating a balanced eating plan, along with regular physical activity, can help support better health and ease the journey into menopause. That’s what The Menopause Diet Plan …
Categories: Diets & Diseases, Insulin Resistance, Other Health Conditions
If you catch COVID-19, it is largely the health of your immune system that ultimately determines your fate. So, is there a diet that strengthens your immune system?
Categories: Diets & Diseases
Understand how nutritional epidemiological studies are performed and why they perpetuate confusion about the relationship between food and health.
Categories: Ketogenic Diet
Your go-to guide to ketogenic diets includes how to get started, how to determine macronutrient requirements, info about keto adaptation, tips for success, recommended resources and more!
Categories: Paleo / Whole Foods Diet
If you are living with a mental health problem of any kind, adopting a paleo diet is an excellent place to start for just about everyone.
Categories: Mental Health, Fruits, Alzheimer’s Disease
We often hear that drinking red wine could ward off dementia and heart disease. But what is the scientific foundation beneath these recommendations?
Categories: Mental Health, ADHD, Ketogenic Diet, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Diets & Diseases, Alzheimer’s Disease, Insulin Resistance, Anxiety, Brain Health
Ketogenic diets can have profound effects on mental health. Learn how with these videos, podcasts, and professional services resources.
Categories: Mental Health, ADHD, Ketogenic Diet, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Alzheimer’s Disease, Anxiety, Brain Health, Carbohydrates
Low-carb diets have tremendous potential in the prevention and management of psychiatric disorders. Discover how low-carb and keto diets can benefit your mental health.
Categories: Mental Health, Ketogenic Diet, Alzheimer’s Disease, Insulin Resistance, Brain Health
The metabolic similarities underlying Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease offer hope for lifestyle interventions as potential treatment and prevention.
Categories: Mental Health, Ketogenic Diet, Insulin Resistance
Low Carb Indonesia, the first low-carb conference in Asia, was a groundbreaking event that provided education and celebration of a low-carbohydrate lifestyle.
Categories: Carnivore Diet
Watch my presentation from the Boulder Carnivore conference exploring the nutritional differences between plant and animal foods and the scientific arguments that support all-meat diets for optimal brain health.
Categories: Mental Health, Meats, Ketogenic Diet, Carnivore Diet, Plant-based Diet, Fat, Brain Health
DHA—an essential omega-3 fatty acid—is critically important for brain development and function... but is only found in animal foods.
Categories: Mental Health, Foods, Plant-based Diet, Fat, Brain Health
A candid conversation with the tragically misunderstood and oft-feared omega-6 fatty acid arachidonic acid. Learn the needs this nutrient fills and how to ensure you get enough of it.
Categories: Meats, Grains, Beans, Nuts, Seeds, Vegetables, Plant-based Diet, Fat, Cancer, Protein, Diabetes, Carbohydrates
My critique of the EAT-Lancet report reveals that their arguments for the planetary shift to a plant-based diet are inconsistent, unscientific, and downplay the serious risks to life and health posed by vegan diets.
Categories: Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, Carbohydrates, Other Health Conditions
Is your New Year’s resolution to get healthier? The good news is that no matter what approach you choose, you can use this simple, magical, in-home tool to stay motivated and track your progress in real time.
Categories: Mental Health, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Insulin Resistance
Is it depression or bipolar disorder? Researchers may have found a test that could help detect who will develop bipolar disorder later in life.
Categories: Mental Health, Dairy, Alzheimer’s Disease, Protein, Brain Health, Carbohydrates
A new study claims a low-protein, high-carb diet may help ward off dementia, despite a growing body of clinical evidence suggesting that low-carb diets can be helpful for brain problems.
Categories: Mental Health, Insulin Resistance, Other Health Conditions
How can we move beyond our prejudices and approach obesity from a more respectful and productive perspective?
Categories: Mental Health, Insulin Resistance, Other Health Conditions
In this post, I offer ten strategies that medical practitioners should consider in order to better meet the emotional and health needs of their obese patients.
Categories: Ketogenic Diet, Insulin Resistance, Fat, Carbohydrates
The Lancet Public Health journal published a study warning that low-carb diets can cause early death. Do these diets, which make so many people healthier, really simultaneously hasten their demise?
Categories: Mental Health, Fat, Anxiety
A study claims that kids who eat a diet high in saturated fats may develop poor stress coping skills and signs of PTSD. Let’s have fun getting to the bottom of this and other anti-fat studies.
Is the "good food versus bad food" mindset harming your relationship to food?
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You’ve likely heard about the benefits of mindful eating, but you may be wondering how to practice mindful eating. The mindful eating movement has recently taken the health, wellness, and nutrition realm by storm. Based on how successful our members have been after utilizing mindful eating, I’m here to say it’s for good reason, too! […] Read More
By developing a balanced relationship with food, you can stop binge eating and experience more ease around food.
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Adding more fermented foods to your diet can have a huge impact on nearly every aspect of health.
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When you can better understand what's triggering your binge-eating tendencies, you can begin taking steps to prevent it, heal your relationship with food, and restore the balance you'd like to have.
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Understanding and feeling phsyical hunger can be tricky to learn at first.
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For most people on keto, weight loss is the easy part. Keeping the weight off, however, is the hard part. The keto diet is often described as the antidote for the vicious cycle of weight loss and weight gain, but it isn’t failproof. Though keto can indeed suppress appetite and make fat loss easier to […]
The post Weight Gain on Keto: Common Causes & Simple Solutions appeared first on Ruled Me.
Starting the ketogenic diet can be overwhelming. The keto beginner is often bombarded by conflicting information regarding the “right” way to follow the diet and enter ketosis. Though experts may not agree on the exact details of a “perfect” keto diet, there are several low-carb food groups that are widely accepted as healthy keto staples. […]
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Corn and keto don’t work well together. Whether it is categorized as a grain or a starchy vegetable, you’ll find corn in the “Do Not Eat” category of any keto diet food list. This is because each cup of corn is packed with over 35 grams of net carbs. That is enough to keep most […]
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Dairy products are born from raw whole milk — a water-based mixture with roughly 50% of its calories coming from fat, 20% from protein, and 30-35% as net carbs (mostly from lactose). Although this means a glass of milk is not good for keto, this doesn’t rule out every other dairy product from your low-carb […]
When compared to high-carb processed foods, beans are considered as a health food. However, from a low-carb perspective, they contain too much starch. In fact, the net carb content of most beans and lentils is so high that they belong on the “do not eat” list for keto. To help you figure out exactly what […]
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Chips are usually just crunchy carbs slathered with salt and oil. The best examples of this are tortilla chips and potato chips. Their palate-pleasing combination of salt, fat, and carbs makes it unnaturally easy for us to overeat them without feeling full. This is why many of us can easily eat an entire family-sized bag […]
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Some of the most delicious dishes feature rice as a key ingredient. Risotto, fried rice, paella, and sushi, for example, all rely on this starch-filled grain, but are there any rice varieties that won’t pack on the carbs? Unfortunately, the answer is no. If you’re on a non-keto low-carb or standard ketogenic diet, you should […]
What do a keto dieter, raw vegan, and backpacker have in common? If they don’t eat enough, their hair may start falling out. In other words, keto doesn’t cause hair loss directly. Instead, it is the significant shift in what and how much we eat that can cause us to lose hair. Fortunately, there is […]
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There is no better time to get out and surround ourselves with nature, but what are you supposed to eat? Ironically, the most popular camping foods, meals, and snacks are so highly processed that they bear little resemblance to real food. From the chips to the sugar-filled trail mix, the hotdog buns to the deli […]
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No matter where you travel in Italy, it seems like they have cracked the code on good cooking. Whether you have pasta, pizza, salad, lasagna, soup, or dessert, you can’t go wrong with authentic Italian food. Unfortunately, many of the best dishes are filled with starchy foods, flour, or sugar. This can make it challenging […]
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How to Make a Lemon Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake Lemon and blueberry are a classic dessert combo that’s super easy to make into a paleo-friendly coffee cake that you’ll be able to enjoy absolutely guilt-free: Preheat the oven and prepare your baking pan. Preheat your oven to 350℉. You’ll need an 8 inch springform pan...
How to Make Caramel Drizzled Apple Pie Bars There’s nothing quite like the scent of warm apple pie baking in the oven, and these apple pie bars certainly don’t disappoint on that front. Here’s the recipe: Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 350℉. Line your baking pan with some parchment paper. Prepare the filling....
How to Make a One Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Skillet Here’s exactly how to make this one pot Tuscan chicken skillet, complete with directions for making your own homemade chicken stock mixture as well: Season the chicken before cooking. Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper. Cook the chicken. Add the chicken breasts...
How to Make Espresso Cashew Butter Making your own homemade espresso cashew butter is quick and easy; the only things you’ll need are a few simple ingredients and a food processor: Process the ingredients. Add the roasted cashews (see below for details), espresso beans, coconut oil, unsweetened cocoa powder, and pure vanilla extract to a...
How to Make Big Mac Casserole Here’s exactly how to make your own authentic tasting Big Mac casserole dish, completely paleo-friendly: Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 350℉. While the oven is heating up, heat some olive oil in a large skillet. Cook the onion and beef. Add the diced onion and saute for...
How to Make Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Skillet Here’s exactly how to make this soul-satisfying spinach artichoke chicken skillet dish: Season the chicken. Season the chicken with salt and black pepper. After doing this, you can go ahead and prepare your cooking skillet. Preheat the olive oil in your skillet. Cook the chicken breasts. Add...
How to Make Honey Nut Dessert Trail Mix Follow the steps below and you can have your own mix ready to go in less than 25 minutes: Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 300℉. While the oven is heating up, line your baking sheet with some parchment paper. Prepare the nut mixture. Add the...
How to Make Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad It only takes 10 minutes to prepare a delicious and nourishing shaved Brussels sprouts salad with this easy to follow recipe: Prepare the Brussels sprout salad. Add the shaved Brussels sprouts, dried unsweetened cranberries, and chopped pecans to a large bowl and toss to combine. Make sure to...
How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup This recipe requires just a little bit of prep work with your meat and veggies but you only need one pot for everything. Here’s the recipe: Prepare the cauliflower. Trim all the woody parts of the cauliflower head before cutting it in half. Cut one half...
How to Make the Honey Walnut Shrimp Sauce I like to start out by making the homemade sweet sauce. You can quickly whip it up and then keep it stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it. Combine the ingredients. Add the paleo approved mayonnaise, honey, fresh lemon juice, and (optionally) cayenne pepper...
“I don’t have the time! I’m working! I’ll look like an idiot doing pushups in pantyhose and heels! What if my boss walks by?” First, she should admire your determination! Second, we understand that exercising at your desk could make you feel a little self-conscious. That’s why these 5 simple exercises will keep your lean […]
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3 Easy Crock-pot Recipes We Love What’s easier, and less stressful, than coming home to a warm, home-cooked meal without having to do any of the work? That’s why I love slow cooker recipes. You can usually prep the night before, or in the morning before you leave, and all you do is plug in […]
1. Skipping Breakfast Your mindset is that if I skip breakfast, then I skip the additional calories in my day. Big mistake. By skipping breakfast, you deprive your metabolism of revving up and continuing to burn throughout the day. The longer you wait to eat, the harder it will be to get your metabolism going. […]
Having trouble sleeping often has to do with our daily habits. Here is a list of things to do during the day to help improve your sleep cycle. 1) Sleep in a Dark Room Light doesn’t allow us to fall into a fully deep sleep. Tip: PUT DOWN THE PHONE. Studies show that the light […]
The foods we eat impact our health and everyday lives. And while eating a “fun” food every once in a while won’t age you in one day, a lifetime of bad eating habits can cause you to age faster than you’d like. So try to steer clear of these 5 foods to help keep you […]
Looking for a new tasty snack option? Try making energy bites! Energy bites (balls) are a great snack option because they are nutritionally balanced, versatile, and easy to prepare. True to their name, energy bites can be energy (calorie) dense. For this reason, they serve as a nourishing snack option during a long hike, after […]
5 Ways to Get Rid of Loose Skin (After Weight Loss or Pregnancy) 1. Slow & Steady Wins the Race It took you time to put the weight on (and stretch the skin along with it), so it’s going to take time to take it off. The quicker you lose weight, the more loose skin […]
By Mary Spiegelberg and Nicole Kiley, MSc, RD You got out of bed, hit the gym and now the world and day are yours for the taking! Well, that is right after you do a few of the essentials. Most of them are pretty straight forward…get home, shower off the sweat, throw some clean clothes […]
The following foods are rich in fiber, which can help feel fuller for longer. How? It acts as a bulking agent and slows down digestion. Some of these foods also contain protein and healthy fats, which both contribute to a more satisfactory feeling. And some of the herbs and spices act as natural appetite suppressants. […]
4 Breakfast Recipes to Have For Dinner Am I the only one who craves breakfast for dinner from time to time? Did you know many breakfast foods can also serve as post-workout meals? Following a hard workout, your body is craving carbohydrate and protein. Depending on the intensity and duration of exercise, your body will […]