Food solutions for reflux

Diet and lifestyle factors can significantly contribute to acid reflux (heartburn, acid indigestion) and associated digestive issues like painful gas and bloating. And there’s more bad news about the effects of proton pump inhibitors – brand names Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and Protonix…among others. We know that long term use can disrupt the acid/base balance and wreak havoc in the GI track right? New studies suggest that these...

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Snack culture

I’ve been noticing lately that snacking is top of mind for many people. I often get questions like “what kind of healthy snacks can I have?” and “when can I have my snacks?”   So I try to explain my thoughts like this….because of media and marketing, we are bombarded with messages of here’s your healthy, organic, gluten free, 100 calorie, made locally, energy boosting… snack. I’m winking here but you know...

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Ideas to detoxify naturally every day

Find yourself looking for a post holiday plan to eliminate the toxins and get back on track? I get asked a lot about the various diets for detoxification.  To be honest, I don’t endorse any of them.  Shocking your body with extreme diets isn’t good for your major organs and won’t equal long term success especially for weight loss. A better way is to avoid over toxicity in the first place by limiting your intake of fried food,...

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Check in on your new years resolution?

Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new activity to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your daily lifestyle. This is why cleanses and fad diets typically don’t equal long term success. There isn’t a magic powder and it won’t happen overnight, so try to be persistent and patient. Don’t beat yourself up – obsessing over the occasional slip (uh…Valentine’s Day) won’t help you achieve your goals. What can you do...

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“It’s about progress, not perfection”

I know this isn’t a pretty “selfie” of me with Cody O’Neal – trainer at Tread Fitness – but this is real- I like authenticity. I don’t always want to go to the gym and I’m not always motivated to drink tons of water and eat clean…who is really? REAL EFFORT is the only thing that results in REAL CHANGE that lasts. It’s about lifestyle modification….the latest cleanse, detox or restricted meal plan isn’t going to result in long...

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