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Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome: Understanding Triggers and Solutions

Leaky gut

Over 2,400 years ago, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said “All disease begins in the gut.” Today, science is finally catching up with the ancient knowledge as we learn more about leaky gut syndrome. Research suggests that many diseases stem from gastrointestinal problems. A large part of this research has been based on damage […]


The Importance of Gut Health and Quality Probiotics


You have probably heard a lot in mainstream media about the importance of maintaining a healthy gut. The fact of the matter is that our bodies are very complex and we share them with millions of bacteria that are actually beneficial to keeping us healthy. Probiotics can help us maintain it, but with so many […]


ABCs of March National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

We’re celebrating National Nutrition Month by providing a list of amazing foods and nutrients, from A to Z, and the wonderful health benefits they provide. If you’re looking for a quick and easy foods list to reference as a way to improve your health and manage weight, pull up your chair with a mug of […]


Shelby’s Personal 7 Day Dinner Menu

7 Day Dinner Menu

I get asked all the time by my clients, “Shelby, what do YOU eat?”, so I thought I would share with you my 7 Day Dinner Menu! And no, I didn’t make everything look all perfect and beautiful and out of the ordinary because I was taking pictures for this blog. These are just real dinners in […]


5 Quick Healthy Breakfast Ideas for a Busy Day

mindful eating habits

Are you flying out the door so fast in the morning that you don’t eat breakfast? Blaming it on lack of time? We get it, sometimes things don’t always go our way when we are still half asleep trying to operate before the first cup of joe. But breakfast really doesn’t have to be complex and consume more than 10 minutes of your […]


What Do I Eat? Three Questions to Ask Yourself

what do I eat

By Michelle May, M.D. What Do I Eat? We are bombarded with conflicting messages about what to eat—often side by side on the same magazine cover. These confusing messages create internal conflict when what you want to eat must face off with what you should eat according to the latest expert. Ironically, the definition of “good” […]


What Exactly is a Ketogenic Diet?

Ketogenic Diet

The awareness surrounding a ketogenic diet seems to be growing, especially in the fitness and bodybuilding world, MMA, and dieting world thanks to the “Atkins” diet. There seems to be some confusion as to what a ketogenic diet really is, and how it is intended to be applied, so we are here to help! Low carb ketogenic […]


10 Quick Nutrition Fun Facts! March 2015

  Nutrition Fun Facts #1: Tearing Romaine and Iceberg lettuce the day before you eat it quadruples its antioxidant content Nutrition Fun Facts #2: Chopping, mashing, or slicing fresh garlic and letting it rest for 10 minutes prior to using will enhance the healing properties of garlic. These properties were recognized and used to help […]


8 Ways to Reduce Added Sugars

added sugars

The average American consumes 15-22 teaspoons of added sugar EVERY DAY, covering 16% of their total daily calories! We get excited therefore when we hear students say “I want to find ways to reduce added sugars”. Yippee!! (we do a little clap and dance). But then they proceed to list foods such as dairy and fruit as […]


Develop Healthy Eating Habits with ChooseMyPlate!

healthy eating habits

Do you remember the MyPyramid model for eating? Yeah, those were the days! Today the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, was created to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times […]


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