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I'm writing to you today to talk about carbohydrates. I frequently get asked questions like, are carbohydrates bad for you? Are they fattening? Do bananas have too much sugar, what about carrots? So let's address carbohydrates to set the record straight.

First, the types of foods you eat play a significant role in your health. Processed foods often contain additives and are void of nutritional value, providing the body with no health benefits. Junk foods that contain ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and trans fats promote chronic inflammation and weaken the immune system, which contribute to chronic illness and disease.

Now, carbohydrates often get a bad rap, especially when it comes to weight gain. But carbohydrates aren't all bad and have a necessary place in your diet. 

They have many health benefits, including high levels of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healing plant chemicals called phytonutrients. Most carbohydrates occur naturally in pl...

Welcome to 2018!  In the spirit of the New Year, I'd like to invite you to take the focus off resolutions, and onto a mindset of creating healthy habits. After all, it's those habits that lead to long term lifestyle changes. Let’s take a look at what you can say NO to, and in doing so create more energy, balance, and overall good health.  Here's three things to consider saying NO to in 2018, and a healthy behavior to replace it.

SAY NO TO FAD DIETS FOR GOOD! This is the time of year where many of you make resolutions to lose 10 pounds, exercise more, cook more meals at home, meditate daily, volunteer, and the list goes on. So you sign up for fancy gym memberships and start yet another new diet only to have your best intentions fall by the wayside within a few months. It's the all or nothing mentality. Not only is it exhausting and overwhelming to try to overhaul everything at once, it rarely sticks. 

HEALTHY HABIT: start sm...

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