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Plant-Based Nutrition Primer

Why Switch to a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet? Eating an unprocessed diet high in fiber and nutrients is a sustainable long-term strategy that can keep you thin and healthy without having to struggle. You won’t have to fight your appetite or go hungry. WFPB is not just another diet. This is a way of eating

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My Processed Food Addiction Story

At the age of 49, I was miserable with the direction my life was going! I wasn’t happy with the way I looked or felt. I hated my job, but I didn’t have the energy to do anything about it. I had battled depression, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia since my teens. It was time to

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Gut Health

Are Your Gut Bacteria Making You Fat?

For years I was being pushed around by microscopic bacteria that lived in my gut, but I didn’t know it! I used to have a craving for sweets every night after dinner, and sometimes during the day too. After a healthy lunch or dinner, I would get this craving for more food even though I

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How to End a Weight Loss Plateau with a Plant-Based Diet

There are many fad diets that help you lose weight rapidly for a little while because they remove processed foods from your diet. But inevitably, you hit a plateau after a few weeks of dramatic weight loss and you may even begin to regain the weight. One way to keep that from happening is to

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How to Stop Junk Food Cravings and Lose Weight for Good

Everyone is different. But here are a few tricks I have found helpful in getting free from processed foods so I can stay on a whole-foods plant-based diet. Why emotional eating often isn’t the only issue Satiation and food volume versus Caloric Density What to eat and why to eat it What foods to avoid

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Healthy weight loss

Demolish Food Addiction

What does it take to lose weight and keep it off when you’re addicted to junk food?   First of all, you might be wondering if you are a food addict, and if food addiction is even a real thing. A lot of people don’t know that food addiction is a widespread problem because it’s

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11 Rock-Solid Secrets to Vaporize Brain Fog and Wake Up!

Brain fog is a generic term for that fuzzy out-of-it feeling that doesn’t seem to go away. Brain fog can be a symptom that something is out of balance with your body in one way or another. You may have trouble concentrating, have trouble thinking of the right word, or your memory is not what

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Gut Health

Are Psychobiotics too Good to be True?

Heal your gut, Heal your brain Depression and other mood disorders are often linked with inflammation in the brain and other parts of the body, especially the gut. Psychobiotics is a fancy word first coined in 2013 by for treating gut health to heal the brain. Brain chemistry changes happen in response to the bodily

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Why I hate Transcendental Meditation and what to do instead of TM

The Transcendental Meditation movement was instrumental in bringing meditation into the mainstream back in the 1970s, but it is not the only technique that works to relieve the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. So maybe I don’t completely hate Transcendental Meditation. But TM is exclusive but not that special. Here’s the deal… TM does

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The Gut is the Missing Link for Healing Depression

Healing your microbiome to improve depression symptoms may not be something your doctor even knows about. But there are many studies now that show a connection between inflammation of your bodily systems and inflammation of the brain. It is the new paradigm in brain science. The idea of inflammation as a key player in many

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