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With the modern prevalence of cheap fast food and the standard American Diet, it’s no surprise that most Americans don’t hit the daily recommended intake of 2 to 3 cups of fruits and vegetables. However, nutrition-conscious Americans aren’t immune to it, either. The rising popularity of restrictive diets like the Ketogenic Diet and the Carnivore Diet may also Read more

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease? You’re not alone – approximately 50 million Americans have an autoimmune disorder. And while medical professionals are still determining exactly why we get autoimmune diseases, more knowledge of how these diseases are impacted by our daily habits — including nutrition — comes to Read more

Question: I hear about gut health and the microbiome. Can you explain what it is and how it impacts health? Answer: The microbiome is the collective name for all the bacteria and microorganisms living in your body. They live all over our body; however, a big concentration resides in our gut. Some types of bacteria Read more

When I was asked to write “The Anatomy of a Diet,” I wasn’t thrilled about it. In fact, my initial reaction was to simply say “no,” and then offer another idea. After all, the first three letters of “diet” spell “DIE.” But as I thought more on the topic, I had to revisit the reasons Read more

Question: What is the difference between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber and how much do I need?   Answer: There are two types of fiber found in fiber-containing foods. Soluble fiber is the type of fiber that helps control blood sugars in people with diabetes and may also help lower cholesterol levels. It does this Read more

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