7 Tips for Healthy Eating at Restaurants

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It can be a challenge to eat primal or even healthy in a restaurant, anyone looking to make better meal decisions can use these 7 tips for healthy eating at restaurants. A few issues most of us deal with is making a healthy choice on the spot, knowing what non-listed ingredients are in the food, whether or not the restaurant has allergen friendly options, and how to handle alcoholic beverages.

The reality is we are going to eventually eat at a restaurant. All the home cooked and prepped meals in the world won’t change the fact that hanging out with friends or having a date night is a good time. Even if the decision to go out to a restaurant is spontaneous, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a plan in place.

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Tips for managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are numerous ways to manage inflammation and today I want to discuss tips for managing rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks soft tissues in joints promoting inflammation. Most people experience pain, swelling, stiffness, and limitations in terms of movements.

Symptoms related to rheumatoid arthritis can come during times of inflammation and stress. This autoimmune condition can lead to significant joint damage, hormonal changes, nerve damage and dangerous inflammation of blood vessels (4). While there isn’t a cure for rheumatoid arthritis, the systems impacted by this disease process can be supported through nutrition and targeted supplementation.

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Recipe Mondays

Recipe Mondays

There really is nothing more convenient and delicious as egg muffins, there’s a cornucopia of possible ways to prepare them and they can last for days. Here’s yet one more egg muffin option, a great lunch salad and even FRIED RICE!

Recipes Include!
Paleo Egg Muffins
Thai Chopped Chicken Mason Jar Salad with Chili Vinaigrette
Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice
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Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Time for another Weekly Round UP! This week we learn more about FODMAPS and gut health, ancestral eating, and how inflammation and autoimmune disease contribute to endometriosis.

This Week:
The Low FODMAP Diet
Everything you don’t know about ancestral eating and culture
Endometriosis: Treat the Immune System
Mycotoxin Illness
Candida
Fun! Health Nuts Swap Diets with Junk Food Addicts

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How to Hack Your Stress Response

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There are various ways to hack your stress response and today I will share with you one the most potent ways to do this. I know this sounds weird, but what if everything you’ve been told about stress causing you to develop negative health outcomes related to stress was wrong?  Researchers have based their careers on spreading the message that stress leads to negative health outcomes. It turns out your perception of life challenges as either overwhelming or a challenge worth overcoming, goes a long way to determining how harmful stress can be in your life.

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Essential Guide to Meal Planning and Prep

Woman Eating Dinner

To really enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle it’s important to know how to meal prep and plan your week, this essential guide to meal planning and prep will get you started.

We have so much happening in our daily lives that finding time to cook a healthy meal can get put on the back burner. On the days when our energy is recovered, we think of all the healthy things we want to eat and doing but we don’t take advantage of these days. If we prep our meals on days we feel motivated, then we have healthy food available when we feel less than motivated.

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Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

In this Friday’s Weekly Round Up we’ll be focusing on hormonal health, food timing and some benefits of choline you might not have known about.
Supporting thyroid health
Best times to eat
How choline effects pregnancy
A discussion on the EAT Lancet paper
Benefits of meditation
Kid(z) tell YOU why we need to eat vegetables

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9 Benefits of Fasting and How to Fast

Woman in Nature

Today, I will discuss 9 benefits of fasting and how to fast. This is my essential guide to fasting. In my previous article on detoxification, I mentioned that fasting is one of the best strategies you can do for detoxification. When we give our body a break from digesting and lower the growth signals, our body has a chance to breakdown damaged cells and remove toxins through lysosomes and autophagosomes. Without giving your body a break, it can be difficult for it to keep up with growth, repair, cell death, and cellular synthesis.

The various detox options available, all center around fasting. The master cleanse is a fast with lemon juice and cayenne pepper. A juice cleanse, is a fast while drinking vegetable juice. And so on. Really all you have to do is fast and there are numerous ways to do this based on your preference. All the various forms of fasting will provide similar benefits. This is something you can do daily, weekly, monthly or yearly depending on how you fast.

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Your Natural Detoxification Pathways

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It’s important to support your body’s natural detoxification pathways. We come into contact with toxins every day of our lives. We breathe toxins in, eat them, drink them, and rub them into our skin. The toxins we eat and drink have the honor of going through the entire digestive process before entering the 3 phases of detoxification. In contrast, the toxins we breathe and absorb through the skin take a more direct route into our blood and should be avoided if possible.

One form of absorption we take for granted is through the skin. Any toxin we absorb through the skin is free to wreck havoc in our system through oxidative damage and/or bind to hormone receptors through molecular mimicry. This will continue until either the immune system processes the toxin or the toxin finally makes its way to the liver.

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