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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When one suffers from endometriosis this is when the tissue makes up the uterine lining (the lining of the womb) is present on other organs inside your body. Endometriosis is usually found in the lower abdomen, or pelvis, but can appear anywhere in the body. Women with endometriosis often have lower abdominal pain, pain with periods, or…

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Gut Health Tips

Do you feel like you eat the same foods all the time? Do you get bored making the same foods for yourself or your family? Are you ready to change it up? I have worked with many people, especially those who try to eat healthy, who seem to stick to the same foods day in…

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Healthy Holiday Snacks

Processed foods are foods that have been altered from their original state. This does not mean that all processed foods are bad. Nuts, fruits and vegetables that are cut, seasoned and packaged for convenience are not necessarily dangerous for your health. Nevertheless, I believe that food in its most natural state is best, not only…

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Superfoods

You know that feeling you get when two or three o’clock in the afternoon rolls around? You start to yawn and look for a snack. That cookie you saw in the breakroom won’t really affect you that much, will it? You’ve been good lately, right? It’s only one cookie, right? Wrong! Don’t do it. Did…

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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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The best way to loose and maintain weight is to keep healthy, low-fat diet, regularly exercise, avoid stress and keep a steady schedule. Unfortunately, these ideal conditions don’t work for everyone and they are definitely very difficult to keep up with. In this case, weight loss shakes may be a good way to leap into…

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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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Foods for Gut Health

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know I write a lot about gut health. I help many patients with gut/digestive health problems and it’s truly amazing how many people suffer with some type of gastrointestinal issue. It is estimated to be 25 million in the U.S. alone. Of course I…

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