With a strong research background, my signature Smart Nutrition Backed by Science approach to wellness sets me apart. I respect you enough to share only facts about health and nutrition so that you can make the best decision for your unique situation.

Will Gluten or Other Grains from Chicken Feed Get into the Meat?

The research-based short answer to the question Will Gluten or Other Grains from Chicken Feed Get into the Meat? is No. And from Dr. Ruth MacDonald, Department Chair in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University: “The simple answer is...

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7 Simple Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

You’re conscientious about what you put into your body, and what you feed your family. Those of us making our way to the peak of our optimal health care about how our food is cultivated, handled and treated. That's why, on top of paying a premium for eating...

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10 Simple Ways to Maintain an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

There are two types of inflammation and it may surprise you to know, both are not “bad”. Acute inflammation is usually short-term. It's a positive protective response the body makes after an injury or infection occurs. Examples of acute inflammation: Redness and...

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$1,000 For You + $1,000 For Him Giveaway with Prolaris

This post is sponsored by Prolaris. As always, I only share information that I believe in and that I feel will benefit you and your family.   Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Labor, women make 80 percent of family health care decisions in the...

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You’re Probably Wasting Money if You Take a Collagen Supplement

According to the University of Utah Health News & Information, collagen supplements promise much, but likely don’t deliver. Of course, I wouldn’t take their word for it and move on. I dug into the limited research that exists to get answers because we need to know –...

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Never Feel Fat and Tired Again

When I ask readers, friends and family members what they wish they could change about how they feel, the consistent answer is that they wish they could figure out how to Never Feel Fat and Tired Again. Sounds like a tall order, but from my research science background...

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Iron Deficiency Anemia: Risks, Symptoms and Testing

Iron deficiency is the most prevalent cause of anemia worldwide. While there are various types of anemia, each with a unique underlying cause, I focus on IDA for two reasons: 1 – Those of us with celiac disease are at a greater risk for IDA. This is due to impaired...

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Help in the Palm of Your Hand: Explore the Walgreens App

This post is sponsored by Walgreens and SheKnows Media.   It’s no secret that wellness is important to me. After all, it is literally my business to share practical, fact-based advice about how to take the best care of ourselves while managing health issues and busy...

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