10 Ways to Build a Naturally Strong Immune System

  Strong Immune Systems Wanted! Cold and flu season is right around the corner. Yes, right around the corner, even though it’s ONLY August. Here’s why- kids are back in school and with cooler weather coming, people are spending more time indoors sharing germs. And according to the CDC, while peak flu activity occurs between December and February, it starts as…

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The Autoimmune Athlete: Approach to Strength Training

I remember when I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  The list of fitness related activities I was told I should not do out numbered what I could do.  Yoga and walking were ok.  Strength training, running, or any other high intensity exercises were out of the question. The neurologist stood there, with his kid gloves on, looking at me…

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3 Ways to be Better at Breakfast

  Ahhhh…. breakfast. The most important meal of the day. Right? Maybe… But what do you eat? Lots of carbs, or a protein shake, or eggs and bacon?? Here’s the deal with the expert opinions on breakfast breakfast: it depends on WHO you ask! ALL THE OPINIONS! Folks who buy into the FDA “my plate” (UM, not MY plate, amirite??)…

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6 Simple Steps to Pain Free Meal Planning

Meal Planning.  Gross.   Meal planning conjurers up all sorts of anxiety and stress.  Probably for good reasons- not matter what protocol you’ve been following, I would bet dollars to grain-free, gluten-free donuts that there is one habit that you have neglected, failed to develop, or will let fall off the radar once you’ve lost your motivation:  ****************************************************************** Meal Planning…

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Can Health and Alcohol be BFFs?

Here’s an interesting challenge.  Search the term “Healthy Cocktail” and count the number of internet hits.  My bet is you’ll get upwards of 20 million.  There are countless websites, books, products, and gurus that will tell you they can sell you safe drinks that will keep your waist trim and require no restriction on your end. I call BS.  Most of…

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Miraculous Magnesium (and Magnesium Spray Recipe)

  What if I told you there was one mineral that was super important to the earth and our bodies.  It’s so great that it could give you more energy, increase fat loss, and improve your overall performance in the gym.  But unfortunately, you and roughly 75% of the population are probably deficient. Not on my watch.   Let’s talk…

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…More than Chocolate

Ideas to stay happy, healthy, and Paleo-ish this Valentine’s Day Ok, so… Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Right off the bat, I have to be honest that I’ve never been a fan.  Let me ask you… Has there ever been a more contentious holiday? Single people hate it.  For obvious reasons. Men in a relationship hate it.  Because…

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Seven Simple Steps to Cure a Food Hangover

The food hangover.  We’ve all experienced one.  Too much YOLOing with cookies, ice cream, chocolate, chips, ice cream, candy, cheese, bread, ice cream and blah blah blah.  Beyond the guilt of over indulging and your jeggings feeling a little tighter, you feel like complete C.R.A.P.   Food hangovers can come in the form of bloating, stomach aches, gastrointestinal distress, fatigue,…

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Being Perfectly Paleo in the Zombie Apocalypse

Warning- if you’re not caught up on the Walking Dead, there is a Season 5 Spoiler below. It’s that time of year again.  The Walking Dead premiered last weekend, Halloween is right around the corner, and I have a hankering to watch Zombieland. Things like this get me thinking.  Would I be able to survive the Zombie Apocalypse and maintain…

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The Five Principles of Health

Everyone wants a magic pill to make them skinny.  Or a magic protein shake to make them swoll.  Or a magic exercise to firm their butt for bikini season. Don’t misunderstand me, I think there are some great products and workouts available that can help.  But no such pill, shake, or exercise exists.  Although most infomercials would have you believe…

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