Food As Medicine: Ginger

Ginger! Yet another medicinal food that is right in your nearest grocery store produce section. Remember when you were young and had an upset stomach and your mom told you to get some saltines and ginger ale? Well I do. There were plenty of times in college when I would grab the “upset stomach cure […]

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Food As Medicine: Immune System

It’s that time of the year again! It’s the season for playing in the winter snow, cozying up with some hot chocolate, a blanket and binging on Netflix…and the time for seasonal sniffles, coughs, colds and flu. This time of the year we are more vulnerable to viruses and allergies. No one enjoys being sick […]

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4 Tips For Holiday Survival

Tip 1: Set a goal not to gain weight this time of year. The reason I like the no gain goal is it gives you some wiggle room. You can absolutely lose weight this time of year. But I like setting a plan that is manageable and allows you to live life and enjoy yourself. […]

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Eat Your Water

Yes, eat your water.   I know that sounds a little strange, but it is definitely what we all should do more of to stay hydrated and healthy. For most of our lives, we have all been told that we must drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to maintain good health and […]

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Keeping it Real: The Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners and Why You Should Always Use the Real Thing

  In a previous post I talked about the various names and dangers of a high intake of sugar in our bodies (http://becomepowerful.com/2018/02/01/sugar-by-any-other-name/ ). It bears repeating that added hidden sugars should be avoided as much as possible. So where should you turn? Sugar substitutions seem to be a “no brainier” right? Processed sugar leads to […]

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Sugar By Any Other Name

“What’s in a name? Sugar by any other name will taste just as sweet… yet be just as dangerous!”   Unfortunately, referencing Shakespeare does not carry the same endearing message when talking about sugar.   Most people know that overall, sugar is not the best thing to have in our diets. Even when we are […]

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