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Should I Go Diary-Free?

People start a dairy-free diet for a number of reasons. Some people go dairy-free due to a lactose intolerance or dairy allergy, while others go dairy-free for personal reasons. No matter what the reason, starting a dairy-free diet may be beneficial for your health. If you are considering cutting dairy out of your diet, let’s take a look at what this diet is all about and how it can benefit your health.

What is a Dairy-Free Diet?

A dairy-free diet is one that completely eliminates dairy from the diet. This includes milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, sour cream, cheese, and anything else that is dairy based. Instead of dairy products, many people will choose to use nut-based products like almond or coconut milk and cashew-based cheese instead. Read more

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Benefits of a Vegan Diet

Going vegan is a personal choice for many people. Some may choose to eliminate animal products from their diet due to personal reasons, while others may be doing it to support overall wellness. In this article, we are going to explore the health benefits of a vegan diet, and why many people may choose to eat a plant-based diet.

Why People go Vegan

#1 Personal Choice: Some people may choose to start a vegan diet for personal reasons. Maybe they don’t believe in having animal products a part of their diet, or maybe it’s a religious reason. No matter what the reason, there are many personal reasons people may choose to go vegan. Read more

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Should I Try the Keto Diet?

Chances are you have heard about the keto diet. It is a low-carb extreme diet that was actually developed many, many years ago as a way to help epileptics control their seizures before medications came about! Now, the diet is used for a number of different reasons, which we will talk about in this article, along with what the keto diet is, and some of the health benefits.

What is the Keto Diet?
A keto diet is a very low carbohydrate, high-fat diet. Many people go on a ketogenic diet as a way to help them lose weight, but others may go keto to help improve energy levels, or eliminate inflammatory foods from their diet. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of a keto diet. Read more

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The Power of Magnesium – Do You Need More of It?

Did you know that magnesium is needed for over 300 processes in the body? Magnesium deficiencies can lead to a huge list of unwanted symptoms and it is something that more people suffer from than you may think. A deficiency could lead to cardiovascular issues, an increase in PMS symptoms, preeclampsia during pregnancy, osteoporosis, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and nutrient deficiencies just to name a few. The bottom line is that magnesium is essential and we lose magnesium stores daily just from normal body functions. So, let’s take a look at some of the reasons we need magnesium and why it is important to make sure we are getting enough magnesium-rich foods in our diets, and if not that we are supplementing appropriately.


Why Magnesium is Essential for Overall Health 

#1 Supports Relaxation: Magnesium is often used to help support relaxation and is very beneficial for those who suffer from anxiety or difficulty sleeping due to its calming effect. Magnesium is very important for GABA which is a neurotransmitter that helps to promote feel good hormones in the body. Magnesium helps to support this neurotransmitter, so not getting enough could cause feelings of stress or anxiety. Read more

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Sugar – Is it as Sweet as You Think?

Sugar is found in everything these days, it is even found in foods that you would never think would contain sugar, and there has been more talk surrounding the safety of added sugar in your diet. While many people have started sugar-free diets, or have started to at least cut back on their intake, sugar can be found hidden in numerous different foods. Many companies may also market their products as low-sugar, but is that even considered safe?

We are going to talk about why sugar really isn’t as sweet as you may think and how sugar can lead to things like inflammation. This includes natural sugars. Let’s jump right in. Read more

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Foods You Need to Be Eating to Ward Off the Flu

With cold and flu season in full swing, you may be wondering what you can do to support your immune system and prevent getting sick. When it comes to immune health, it is important to consume a nutrient-dense diet and to also cut out processed and artificial foods including sugar.

To help your immune system stay strong this flu season, here are some foods to add to your diet. Read more

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5 Must-Have Gluten-Free Pantry Items

Going gluten-free can be very beneficial for your health especially if you are dealing with a gluten sensitivity or unexplained digestive health issues. Gluten is inflammatory and can be very hard on the gut lining which is why it is such a popular topic in the health and wellness field today.

If you want to start a gluten-free diet or are already eating gluten free, here are five must-have gluten-free pantry items to make cooking and meal prep that much easier. Read more

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The Best “Brain” Food to Add to Your Diet

Do you know what foods fuel your brain? For most, fats may not come to mind. This is because fats have been shamed as being “unhealthy.” However, the confusion surrounding fats is just that…confusion. While there are some fats that should always be kept out of the diet (trans and hydrogenated fats), there are other fats that the body needs. Not only that, but the brain needs fat to function as well since the brain is the fattiest organ in the body consisting of nearly 60% fat! Imagine consuming a very low-fat diet; this would essentially starve your brain of what it needs to function at its best.

With that being said, here are some of the best foods to fuel your brain. These foods can help boost energy, and combat that oh so common brain fog many of us suffer from. Read more

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Kristen lives in Northern Arizona with her two young children & the love of her life. Her blog was born of her love for photography coupled with the love of creating in the kitchen. Originally a nature, landscape, and travel photographer — it influences all that you see on her blog. Kristen is drawn to the intuitive and experimental side of recipe development and loves testing her creations on her family. A vegetarian since the age of eight, and on a gluten-free diet for over 5 years, she now can’t imagine life with gluten. While she believes diet is a very personal journey & what works best is different for everyone, she saw every aspect of her own health improve once she dropped gluten from her own journey. Her blog is a testament to the fact that you can create and enjoy all of your gluten filled faves in even tastier & healthier gluten- free forms. Her blog utilizes the whole food philosophy, and incorporates organic, non- genetically modified & refined sugar free ingredients. Kristen hopes to share her beloved creations in the form of a cookbook someday.
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The Plant-Based Way to Add More Protein to Your Diet

Did you know that protein is required for the development and function of every single part of your body? In fact, our organs, muscles and hormones are made from proteins so it is crucial that we get enough in our diet.

With that being said, consuming more plant-based foods can help combat inflammation, increase fiber intake, and even increase the number of antioxidants we consume. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or a meat eater who is looking for new creative and delicious ways to add more plant-based protein in your diet I am going to break it down for you in this post.

These plant-based foods are high in protein and full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants to support overall health.
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