Picky Eater

On Valentine’s Day of 2006, a guy that I liked took me out on our first date. We dressed up nicely, he bought me chocolates, and we drove fifteen minutes from Monmouth College, where we were attending school, to McGuillicuddy’s in Galesburg, Illinois. I remember laughing to myself when the waitress came to our table,…

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Gluten Free Just a Trend

A study from Medical News Today was recently released that suggests consumers should not adhere to a gluten-free diet unless they have celiac disease. The research was done over a 26-year period and it measured the gluten consumption of participants every four years. Researchers concluded that avoiding gluten was not a healthy choice for people…

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Lemons and Gut Health

Got a lemon? This is a bad thing if you are talking about a car, but when it comes to your digestive health, it’s a good thing! Lemon is an awesome fruit with some surprising therapeutic characteristics like aiding in the regulation of the immune system and protecting you from various infections. It acts as…

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Setting Unrealistic Expectations Have you ever noticed that getting tough on yourself when it comes to dieting doesn’t work?  It’s very similar to an itch you are ignoring.  That itch wants to be itched, and the more you ignore it, the harder it gets to ignore it.  The same goes with a diet plan.  If…

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Gut Health and Depression

Depression is a serious problem in our nation today. It is the most common mental disorder in the U.S. and affects more than 16 million adults. Add in those under 18 and the number goes even higher. Women are 70% more likely to experience depression in their lifetime than men. It is estimated that many…

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Top 5 Reasons you may not be losing weight

Many people come to me wanting to lose weight, but do not think things through. I want people to understand, the goal for anyone shouldn’t be losing weight. The goal should be how can I create the life I want. What does that mean? To me, that means having a work/life balance. Below are the…

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