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Probiotics: Your Guide to Gut Health

Balance is everything, and probiotics help to improve the balance of your gut.

10 Healthy Halloween Treats and Recipes for Festive Snacking

Halloween is right around the corner, and along with it comes the temptation to indulge in sweet, sugary treats. But, there are ways to celebrate without hindering your health and wellness goals. We've gathered 10 healthy Halloween treats - along with their recipes - and included them below. There's a little something for everyone, from kids to adults.

Use these tested and approved healthy Halloween recipes for festive snacking and spooky entertaining. And, you can do it without the next-day sugar crash. If you have any favorite healthy diet recipes for Halloween treats – share them with us by commenting at the end of this blog.

Bulletproof Coffee: Is it Good For You?

Is coffee healthy and what is the rage with Bulletproof coffee, MCT oils, and good fats? How can good fats make me lose more weight? I will answer your questions here in this blog.

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What’s the Craze About Macro Bowls?


You’ve probably seen these bowls on your newsfeed, plated so perfectly and gaining popularity. You may even be a bit envious of them. What is this delicious, colorful food that everyone is talking about?

Are Nutritional Deficiencies to Blame for Your Cravings?

It’s normal to crave certain foods; it’s a phenomenon that happens to everyone. Sugar. Salt. Comfort food. A triple-shot-extra-foam-add-caramel-latte. Listening to your body and giving it the best holistic support you can is important. But is what you crave an indicator of what you’re missing? As a family nurse practitioner at Williams, I’m passionate about prevention and maintenance of healthy lifestyles. I’d love to help you learn a little bit more about what your body is telling you.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Benefits & Tips for Use


As more and more people are turning to natural and in-home remedies for a variety reasons, apple cider vinegar is often a subject of conversation. I find that when discussing practices for health maintenance and home remedies with patients, almost all of them have heard about incorporating apple cider vinegar in their diet. As a healthcare provider, I am truly passionate about helping my patients feel their best and maintain optimal health - and if I can do it in a natural way, it's even better.

While apple cider vinegar has been around for over a century, it hasn't always been known for its numerous health benefits. For example, did you know that soaking swollen feet in apple cider vinegar can sooth the aching? It's been a great remedy for pregnant mothers and athletes alike. Vinegar - which means sour wine in French - can be made by almost any carbohydrate such as grapes, dates, coconuts, beets, potatoes, and of course, apples. But is the buzz true? Is apple cider vinegar the new superfood, or is it all a myth?

Although there are some serious benefits of using apple cider vinegar (like lowering cholesterol and preventing indigestion), there are some things you should know when using it...

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August is Peach Month! Why Eating In-Season Produce Is Better For You


We all know that eating fruits and veggies is an important part of a balanced and healthy diet. But did you know that eating in-season produce is even better for you? It's true! During it's 'peak' season and grown in the right conditions, in-season produce has it's highest levels of natural nutrients, making it as healthy as ever. Studies show that some fruits and veggies have up to three times as many nutrients when they are in-season. 

In addition to talking in-season produce, I wanted to share that August is National Peach Month. Who knew, right? Peaches are the epitome of summertime, and are celebrated as part of a clean, natural diet rich in whole foods. I thought it'd be fun how peaches came to be August's fruit, and a few recipes for you and your family to enjoy. 

Grilling & the Risk of Carcinogens

Health can be a double-edged sword. You might feel like you are doing the right thing, yet that practice has negative consequences. Take grilling, for example. Grilling is a healthy way to prepare your food – devoid of breading or frying. There is speculation grilling can increase your risk of developing cancer. That is a double-edged sword, if there is truth to it. But is there? We dug into it for you.

GMOs & You: What There is to Know

GMOs or "genetically modified organisms" have caused a hot debate on the subject of the human food supply. It is an issue each individual and family will need to consider for themselves based on the facts, as they are currently known. We intend to shed some light on the topic for you to help with your eventual decision based on the facts.

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5 Healthy Holiday Treats & Recipes

We love the Holiday season, who doesn’t? It’s full of festive cheer, friends and family gathers, and of course – delicious treats and sweets. Unfortunately, many of those goodies cause us to ditch our diets and healthy eating habits. While it is ok (and often encouraged) to “splurge” now and then (you’ve got to enjoy yourself), there are still plenty of ways you can stay healthy and guilt-free while you indulge in some holiday goodies. We’ve chosen five different healthy holiday treats and recipes that are fun to make, and delicious to eat. Enjoy!

 

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