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Plant-Based Nutrition Primer

Why switch to a whole foods plant-based diet? WFPB is not just another diet; it’s is a way of eating that you can follow for your whole life. 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

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Healthy weight loss

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?

This page may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclaimer 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

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Holistic Health Topics

How to End a Weight Loss Plateau

What if there was a way to break through a weight-loss plateau and keep the weight off in a healthy way, without having to think about it all the time or work at it constantly? It’s exhausting and frustrating to have one diet after another fail or stall before you reach your destination. Especially when

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Healthy weight loss

How to Stop Junk Food Cravings and Lose Weight for Good

Processed food addiction isn’t considered a legitimate medical term yet. But food addiction is very real for those of us who can’t have just one of anything processed. Fast food companies know that food addiction is real and then spend billions every year on making their products more enticing. There have been few studies on

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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. A study at Johns Hopkins found that people with irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal issues are more likely to have symptoms of depression. Psychobiotics is a

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Cultivating Happiness

Why I hate Transcendental Meditation and What to do Instead

This page may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclaimer The Transcendental Meditation movement was instrumental in bringing meditation into the mainstream back in the 1970s, but it’s not the only technique that works to relieve the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. So maybe I don’t completely hate Transcendental Meditation. TM is exclusive but

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Cultivating Happiness

The Satori Experience

My Mini Glimpses of the Absolute This page may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclaimer What is a satori experience anyway? Satori is a Japanese Zen Buddhist word used to describe a temporary experience of awakening or oneness that seems to come spontaneously from within. Also known as kensho. Samadhi is another eastern term

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Cultivating Happiness

Learning Resilience with Quadriplegic Extreme Athlete Tony Schmiesing

Talking nutrition and resilience with Tony Schmiesing, a quadriplegic adaptive extreme athlete for High Fives Foundation. Tony is the only adaptive athlete to have skied the X Games in Aspen Colorado, and the first adaptive athlete to ski the Superpipe in Squaw Valley. Tony is also a musician, filmmaker, graphic designer, and writer. Getting yet another

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