Mind Food

Mental health isn’t all in your head… it’s also in your gut. In Western medicine we like to separate out parts of the body and give them special attention: we treat the heart, the liver, the pancreas, the brain, etc. We do this because it keeps things organized, but we lose sight of the root cause of imbalance. The body is not a machine that repairs in isolation – the body is an ecosystem that needs a healthy climate to flourish. 

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Pre- and Probiotics

Maintaining and improving gut health has gained popularity and consumption of preand pro-biotics have been suggested to improve health, but why? What are they and how do they help someone’s overall wellbeing? These microscopic powerhouses have a large role in maintaining gut health and this article will review benefits and biotic-rich foods.

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Fast Food ≠ Bad Food

In a world where everyone is so busy with everything going on in their lives, time and convenience became a precious commodity, and with that, the rise of fast food restaurants. However fast food has often been cast under the shadow of criticism, bearing the weight of assumptions about its detrimental effects on health. While it is true that many fast food options have earned a reputation for being high in calories, saturated fats, and sodium, here are some tips on how to make your fast food orders nutritious without losing the convenience:

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Meal Prep to Fit Your Lifestyle

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to meal prep. Some people won’t touch leftovers and others don’t want to go near a frying pan during the week. If it feels overwhelming to start, it can help to take a look at your options. Keep in mind, there’s nothing wrong with using different methods for different meals. You can even switch back and forth from week to week!

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Hating Your Body Isn’t the Answer

When talking about weight loss goals, some professionals (including myself) say that you can’t hate yourself into a smaller body. When you hear this, do you try to come up with arguments in your head? Maybe “discipline is the only way to reach your goals” or “staying comfortable hasn’t helped me get anywhere.” Discipline and getting out of your comfort zone are both wonderful for self-growth, but they don’t have to come from a place of self-hatred.

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