Foods that do not cause acid reflux

Does your stomach hurt? Feeling bloated? Heartburn? Well, you are not alone. Approximately 7 million people in the US have some symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD or acid reflux), and approximately 20% of that populations report those symptoms occurring weekly. GERD is a condition where the contents of the stomach are irritated and come […]

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Top 5 Benefits of Fiber

If we are talking about gut health, we can’t neglect talking about fiber. Do you get enough fiber? Probably not. Most Americans especially those consuming the standard American diet of processed foods or prepared foods only get a fraction of the recommended daily intake of fiber. According to the Institute of Medicine, the daily recommended […]

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Best Probiotic for You

If I am going to take on the topic of gut health this month, I have to discuss probiotics. They are all the rage right now when it comes to health and wellness, but let’s take a closer look. What are probiotics? What are their health benefits? And what is the best probiotic for you? […]

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The Importance of Gut Health

How many of you battle with an upset stomach or bloating most days? Running to the bathroom at work can be incredibly embarrassing and truly limiting your social life on most days. The importance of gut health is often taken for granted throughout our life, until we are suffering from the consequences of poor decisions […]

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Safe sunscreens

Sorry I have been so quiet this month. Somehow, I blinked and it was already Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start to summer. Between Sajen’s first birthday weekend and rounding out a strong month at work, I haven’t found much time to blog! But there has been a lot on my mind lately, given that […]

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Healthy lunch ideas for work

It’s Sunday evening and I have had a jam-packed Mother’s Day. While it wasn’t a day full of pampering or at the spa, I spent the day with all the people that I loved. Starting the day with my husband and boys, my mother and then attending my nephew’s birthday party over lunch. I definitely […]

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Health Benefits of Water Running

Whether you call it water running or aqua jogging, the premise is the same – get in the pool and run. Seems so simple, but let me just tell you, it’s not. Given my recent foot injury, I have been significantly sidelined from any weight-bearing cardio, including running, walking, elliptical, treadmill, the stairclimber, etc. And […]

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Lentils

Lentils. What are lentils? I can’t tell you how many people I encounter that have never had these amazing little legumes. Unlike beans, they grow in pods that contain one or two of the lentil bean inside. For example, green peas are technically a type of lentil. And of course, they are sold either whole […]

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How to get your child to eat more vegetables

Two kids under the age of three. And we are exhausted every night. If you have older kids, you know exactly what I am talking about. If you have young children like us, you are exhausted too. One of your kids is probably a picky eater or perhaps he doesn’t even like to eat at […]

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Top 5 Ways to Honor the Earth

Every year on April 22, starting in 1970, millions gather together in person or in action to honor the earth and celebrate Earth Day. Starting with only 20 million Americans, Earth Day went global in 1990, spreading to 200 million worldwide to ensure that environmental change was elevated as an international priority. In our home, […]

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Coming back from injury

It’s been a little over 2 weeks since my tragic injury at Jumpology – yes, you heard that right. About 2 weeks ago, when attending a kid’s birthday party, I broke the 5th metatarsal on my right foot at a trampoline joint. The doctor called it a spiral fracture, a dancer’s fracture, and it was […]

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Good Sources of Omega 3 – That aren’t Fishy

Omega 3 Fatty Acids – why should you care about them? Most people now know the value of these amazing healthy fats. They are anti-inflammatory which mean they are heart healthy and can protect everyone from cardiovascular disease. And despite the fact that the body needs these fats, it can’t manufacture them on its own, […]

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