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What you need to know before going vegan
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What you need to know before going vegan

In my blog “Why you should consider going dairy-free”, I shared how I stopped eating dairy and the health benefits of it. By the way if you haven’t read it yet, go read! Well when I stopped eating dairy I never really insisted on going vegan. It kind of just happened. I transitioned for a year before I completely stopped eating meat. Even after a year, I don’t know everything about living a vegan lifestyle. I am definitely still learning and growing in my journey. Now, I would be lying…

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How Many Fruits and Vegetables Do You Eat?
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How Many Fruits and Vegetables Do You Eat?

Do you like fruits and vegetables? I do. It took me a while to get there with vegetables but my taste buds have changed A LOT over the years. I eat way more vegetables than I used to 5 years ago. Fruits have never been an issue for me because I LOVE fruit! However, regardless of if you love them or hate them, do you know how many fruits and vegetables you should eat daily? The daily recommendation for fruit and vegetable intake is 5-7 servings per day. Yes, that…

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The Importance of Breakfast
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The Importance of Breakfast

I know what you are thinking. We have been hearing our whole lives how important eating breakfast is to have a successful day. Well, I am here to tell you that it is the truth! Having breakfast is the fuel that you need to jump-start your day, just like how you need gas to drive your car. It helps your metabolism and helps to burn calories throughout the day. Here are some reasons you should eat breakfast and tips on what to eat. Why You Should Eat Break Skipping the…

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Living with IBS

When people hear that I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), they think that I just cannot go to the bathroom regularly. I wish it was that simple. IBS impacts primarily women and it can be difficult to live with. I’ve experienced abdominal cramping that had me paralyzed on the bathroom floor. I have had to leave patient’s rooms in the middle of assessments to make sure I do not use the bathroom on myself. I have given myself an enema and the pain from it convinced me I gave birth…

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7 Infused Waters to Try for the Summer
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7 Infused Waters to Try for the Summer

Infused water is something that is new to me. You can do so much with infused waters. The ingredients to make them are endless. For the people who struggle with drinking water, this is for you. A lot of people feel that water is too boring and that is why they do not drink it. Well, you do not have this problem any longer. MIX IT UP!!! I want to start off with telling you how to make infused water. First, you want to add your fruits and herbs to…

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Why You Should Consider Going Dairy-Free
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Why You Should Consider Going Dairy-Free

I stopped eating dairy when a friend challenged me last October. At first, it started off as me not eating it for 90 days but then it has become a lifestyle for me. Before then, I don’t think I even considered it because I absolutely loved dairy. You can ask anyone, cheese was one of my favorite foods to eat. So, at first it was difficult, not only because I loved cheese but everything contains milk! I never realized that until I was forced to read the ingredient section. When…

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8 easy ways to reduce bloating
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8 Easy Ways to Reduce Bloating

Bloating has to be one of the worse feelings in the world. That is a complete exaggeration but it is highly uncomfortable. Bloating is a buildup of gas in the abdomen. It can be in the stomach and/or intestines. Yes, contrary to popular belief, it is not fluid in your lower abdomen you are feeling. Bloating causes stomach cramps, back pain, burps, hiccups and that tight stomach discomfort where you feel like you cannot button up your pants. The most common cause for belly bloating is dietary triggers and constipation….

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foods that boost your immune system
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8 Foods that boost your immune system

I know that winter is over but if you are looking for ways to prevent colds and other sicknesses, your first step should be a visit to your local grocery store. Who wants to be sick during the spring and summer, right? Feeding your body certain foods may help to keep your immune system running strong. Not by any means will just eating one of these foods completely fight off the flu, but they could help a great deal. Keep in mind that variety is key to proper nutrition. Pay…

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