Nutrition

8 Unexpected Benefits of Fiber (Beyond Constipation!)

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When you think about the benefits of fiber, is constipation relief the first thing that comes to mind? Sure, dietary fiber can be a big help to get things moving, but its importance goes way beyond digestive motility. Fiber is actually great for whole-body health, and it’s crucial to get enough in your diet. Dietary fiber has a huge impact...
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How to Eat for Healthy Skin (Nutrition From A to Zinc!)

Our skin is our largest organ. But did you know that what you eat can mean the difference between a dull complexion and radiantly healthy skin?  Skincare is a popular topic, with natural beauty trends and multi-step routines putting plenty of focus on topical care methods. While these can affect the texture and clarity of our skin, what we eat...
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How Your Diet Helps You Achieve These 3 Popular Fitness Goals

This is a preview of a post that can be found in its entirety at Girls Gone Strong. You may have heard some version of the saying “a fit body is made in the kitchen.” While your training choices play a big role in your ability to accomplish your fitness or body composition goals, your diet is truly more important...
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5 Common Fat Loss Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

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It’s easy to lose motivation on a fat loss goal when you aren’t seeing results. You think you’re doing everything right: dialing in your nutrition, exercising consistently, and maybe even taking supplements to help stay on track. Despite these diet and lifestyle shifts, nothing in your body composition has changed. What gives? If you’ve been feeling frustrated by your fat...
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Starch Intolerance: 5 Reasons You Don’t Tolerate Carbs (And How To Fix Them)

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The tides finally seem to be shifting in the Paleo community about the health benefits of a higher starch intake. I personally have experienced the benefits of significantly increasing my dietary carbs and starches, and my clients have been enjoying the health effects of increasing their carbs as well. But what happens if you feel like carbs and starches don’t...
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How Eating Carbs Can Help Heal Your Hormones

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Low carb diets are all the rage right now in the nutrition and health world. And it’s true, cutting carbs can help with weight loss and health improvements for some people. There are plenty of examples of people who significantly improved their health by going low carb. But for many people – women especially – keeping carbs too low for too...
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Inflammation: Is It Always Bad?

Inflammation: is it always bad? In the functional and alternative medicine world, inflammation is the villain of the story. Virtually all chronic disease stems from excess inflammation driven by our stress filled modern lifestyles. So it makes sense that alternative practitioners focus on controlling inflammation when treating patients.   With inflammation in the crosshairs, many practitioners prescribe pharmacological doses of...
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How To Eat Enough Protein When You Don’t Eat (Or Like) Meat

If you don’t like to eat meat, how can you eat enough protein in your diet? Nourishing our bodies with the right amount of dietary protein is essential for health. It supports proper immune function, helps to maintain muscle mass, regulates blood sugar and allows for sustained energy throughout the day. Typically, omnivores eating a whole foods diet don’t have...
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Episode 103: What To Do When Increasing Carbohydrates Causes Fatigue

Thanks for joining us for episode 103 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, please send us your question if you’d like us to answer it on the show. Today we are answering the following question from a listener: “Another carb question (shocker!) but basically the opposite of everyone else’s!...
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An Update on Calcium: Are You Getting Enough?

Due to years of exposure to “Got Milk?” ads and the good old USDA food pyramid, most people understand that calcium – mainly found in dairy sources – is essential for building healthy bones. And if you didn’t see those ads, chances are your mom or dad preached that you needed to “drink your milk” to become big and strong....
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