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The Ketogenic Diet

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By Raime Spence, Guest Blogger Here I go again on yet another nutrition adventure and what would one of my journeys be without an informative article to accompany it? Recently my husband and I decided to embark on a high fat escapade full of grass fed butter, avocado, cheese and coconut oil. Now before you […]

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Don’t Let the Holidays Weigh You Down!

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Between Halloween and New Year’s, it is not uncommon for people to gain upwards of 10-15 pounds! Don’t let that be you. Follow these three quick tips to get you through without a hitch! Eat Before You Go. When you are headed to a holiday party, make sure you eat a snack before you arrive. […]

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Do-It-Yourself Pumpkin Purée

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Just like me, you’ve probably spent your whole life just seeing pumpkins as an opportunity to carve them for Halloween festivities. But not anymore! I’m going to show you how easy it is to swap canned pumpkin for fresh, pure and amazingly delicious pumpkin purée! Not to mention that pumpkin is a superfood, woo hoo! […]

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FitKim on WZZM 13: Quick & Healthy Snacks for Kids

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WZZM 13 Health Reporter Valerie Lego has some quick and easy snacks that are a healthy way to keep them going throughout the day. Watch Now! (WZZM) It’s the second week back to school for most kids in West Michigan and getting them out the door with something healthy to eat can be challenging on […]

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Understanding Gluten-Part 3

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So whether or not you are convinced that going gluten free is good for you, we can all benefit greatly by reducing our wheat consumption. I’ve seen amazing health results with my clients such as improved digestion, regularity, increased energy, clear skin and restful sleep-just by getting rid of gluten. And if you aren’t ready […]

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Understanding Gluten-Part 2

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So who cares if the wheat we’re eating today was hybridized in a lab and is found in almost everything we consume? Well, analyses of this hybridized wheat found that 5% of the protein to be unique, not found in either parent. What this means is that this new version of wheat has protein in […]

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Understanding Gluten-Part 1

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With October being National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, I thought it would be important to clear up exactly what gluten is and why everyone can benefit from a gluten free diet. It is extremely important that you have a good understanding of what gluten is because it has a huge implication in regards to you […]

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

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When it comes to muffins, you can’t really beat this amazing combo of using the superfood pumpkin and gluten free grains. Did you know that pumpkin offers one of the best sources of carotenoids, an antioxidant that can be helpful in keeping us healthy? Pretty cool! Ingredients • 1 cup 100% pure canned Pumpkin or […]

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The Truth about Your Sweet Tooth

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If I could pinpoint one thing to be the biggest obstacle my clients face when trying to eat healthier, it’d be sugar. Even with the best intentions, a specific meal plan and a clean pantry, they often give into their sugar cravings. Filled with remorse and guilt, they often beat themselves up and feel defeated. […]

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Baby Immunity & Probiotics

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For any parent out there that has to take their baby to daycare for the first time, you never quite forget how it feels to do so. Everyone tells you, “Get ready for your baby to get one cold after another,” and you just want to scream. You are in a situation where you have […]

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