Guarding Your Gallbladder

I'm super excited for this post because it was written by my first ever guest blogger Amanda Maclean!  Amanda is a recent college graduate and avid writer. While her primary concentration in college was Psychology, she also focused on English Lit. and Public Health. She draws on her knowledge of these subjects to create online content that addresses human needs in a simple way. In her down time, she enjoys traveling, rock climbing, poetry and hanging out with her puppy.  Read on to learn for some evidence-based advice about preventing pesky gallstones.  Thanks for your contribution, Amanda!

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July 2017 Hit List

Every month I compile a 'hit list' of things that are nourishing me- because nourishment is about so much more than food!  Here are the things that made me smile, think, celebrate and learn in July, 2017

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Flax (Health) Hacks

If you've been following my blog for awhile, you may have recognized that my approach to health is all about what you can ADD to your lifestyle to increase your longevity and quality of life rather than providing you with a list of restrictions and off-limit foods.  

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The 4-Week Plant-based Lifestyle Challenge

Try it for yourself and experience the difference!  I'll be running a mass challenge for anyone and everyone who wants to participate.  The challenge begins Monday, April 17, 2017 and will include daily email support with recipes, shopping lists and lifestyle suggestions. It's just about the best thing you can do for your health AND the environment (make up for that POTUS slack and make an impact this upcoming Earth Day). Talk about an all around #positiveimpact.  SIGN UP HERE!!!  IT'S FREE

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Eat for Your Health: It's National Nutrition Month

Unfortunately many physicians (who generally only have an about 4 hours of nutrition education as part of the medical school curriculum) have not yet had the light bulb moment and Thomas Edison's vision has not come to FRUITion.  Medications, often with an array of side effects, are prescribed as a band-aid solution for debilitating chronic diseases (many of which are preventable and reversible with lifestyle modification).

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Break out the Broccoli, it's National Nutrition Month!

It's National Nutrition Month!  I'm sitting here in Ho Chi Minh City all excited because the area around my apartment in District 1 is a hub of healthylicious food (Hum Vegetarian, Pi Vegetarian Bistro and Kay Vegan are among my favorites).  Who would have thought?  Forget one blog post- National Nutrition Month deserves a whole series.  It's that important.  

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