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Plant-full Holiday

Celebrating a Plant-full Holiday Season Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM The holiday season is upon us and with that comes all the special dishes we reserve (or try to) for this time of the year. But how does our body respond [...]

Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth: How Much is Safe to Use Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Health experts agree that most people consume too much sodium, and that it has been linked to some health problems, especially an increased risk for [...]

Nutrition for Vegetarians Part 2

Nutrition Considerations for Vegetarians, Part 2 Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM A vegetarian diet has been associated with a vast array of health benefits, but what makes it so powerful in preventing, managing, or even reversing chronic diseases is not only [...]

Nutrition for Vegetarians Part 1

Nutrition Considerations for Vegetarians, Part 1 Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM A vegetarian diet has been associated with a vast array of health benefits, but what makes it so powerful in preventing, managing, or even reversing chronic diseases is not only [...]

Legumes

Legumes: The Pulse of Nutrition Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Pulses are the dried seeds of legume plants and include beans, lentils, and peas. This group of foods has incredible health promoting properties to help prevent, manage, and reverse diseases, so [...]

Sugar and Health

Sugar and Health Is There A Sweet Spot? Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM We are born naturally inclined to like sweet foods. The food industry has picked up on that and flooded our surroundings with products loaded with sugar. But what [...]

Many Faces of Fat

The Many Faces of Fat Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Fat has been a macronutrient surrounded by controversy. Some say minimize it at all costs, some say a high fat diet – aka a ketogenic diet – is the best solution [...]

Truth About Proteins

The Truth About Proteins Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Protein is a nutrient that receives a lot of attention and the food industry loves to highlight it in their products, but do we really need to eat a lot of it [...]

Finding True Joy in Eating

Finding True Joy in Eating Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club resources.  Click on the logo to go to the Club page for more resources. “You [...]

Water

Water The Underestimated Nutrient Contributed by Dr. Fay Kazzi Shanholtzer PhD, MS, RD www.TheEarthyCanvas.com A few facts about water probably pop into our mind — we need 8 cups of water a day, about 70-80% of our body is made [...]

Stress and Immunity

Do We Have a Choice on How It Affects Us? Contributed by Dr. Natalie Kazzi Buxton DrPH, MS, RD If there is one thing that is hard to avoid, it is stress and worry.  You hear people talking about it all [...]

Faith In Motion

Faith in Motion How Exercise Impacts All Areas of Your Life Contributed by Josh Morton AdventHealth CREATION Life is a whole-person wellness philosophy created by AdventHealth. To learn more, visit CREATIONLife.com An intimate connection exists between our bodies and our [...]

Inflammation and Depression

Inflammation and Depression Is There Cause For Concern? Contributed by Dr. Fay Kazzi Shanholtzer PhD, MS, RD www.TheEarthyCanvas.com In this day and age, the world appears to be well versed on the varying topics of mental health.  However, there still [...]

Sugar And the Immune System

Sugar And the Immune System How Much Can I Eat? Contributed by Dr. Natalie Kazzi Buxton DrPH, MS, RD Sugar is an essential component for our body.  Glucose, a simple sugar, is the energy source that our cells need in [...]

Your Microbiome

Your Microbiome An Immunity Powerhouse Contributed by Dr. Fay Kazzi Shanholtzer PhD, MS, RD www.TheEarthyCanvas.com As this title caught your attention you might have noticed that you have been hearing a lot more about the gut microbiome in the past [...]

Center of Our Health

The Immune System At the Center of Our Health Contributed by Dr. Natalie Kazzi Buxton DrPH, MS, RD Most people don’t think twice about their immune system, until it stops working. As long as you don’t get sick, this system [...]

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