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Nutrition
11-11-11 was a meaningful date for Mia Murphy. She learned was diagnosed with thyroid cancer five years before and not informed. She also was forced to have a second parathyroid gland removed in just five years. With her thyroid removed, her body could no longer produce adequate Thyroid Hormone (T3 and T4), a key glycoprotein...
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The Paleo Diet is based on whole foods presumably consumed by hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era, specifically animal protein and plants. It consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Many tout this diet to be advantageous for weight loss and...
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The Paleo Diet is based on whole foods presumably consumed by hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era, specifically animal protein and plants. It consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Many tout this diet to be advantageous for weight loss...
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Are you confused by all the health claims of food you eat? Do you ever wonder which diet(s) are worthy trying? Do you want to eat better but don’t know where to start? Would you like to drop a few pounds without turning your pantry (and life!) upside down? If you answered “YES” to any...
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I’m sure you’ve heard the nutrition recommendation to “eat more fiber.” I’ve always obliged under the assumption that fiber “makes you regular.” After all, who wants to live a constipated life? As I mentioned in my post about my family’s no-sugar experiment, I’m reading a wonderful book called Fat Chance by Robert Lustig, M.D., about...
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Early last month, my little boy Luke came to me and said, “Mom, I want to eat really healthy. I want to go a whole week without sugar.” Spoken from the mouth of someone who sadly inherited a sweet tooth from yours truly, I was taken aback. Moreover, I couldn’t let him venture into a...
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Jean began a challenging health journey with her son, Alex, at the age of six. It started with a series of involuntary movements, including teeth grinding, blinking eyes, shoulder movements and later kicking movements. Around the same time, he began exhibiting behavioral problems, symptoms mirroring that of a child with ADHD. Initially, Alex’s pediatrician thought...
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Was it too much turkey over the holiday or not enough, since the previously-frozen- sausage-spaghetti-sauce on the holiday’s eve did not agree with me? Or is it more sweet-filled occasions with birthdays and holidays abounding? Whatever the reason, ‘tis the season to hunker down, minimize meat and bump up the veggies. Turkey and pumpkin cheesecake aside,...
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This weekend, my son, Luke, turned to me and said, “Mom, I wish I could invent a health-o-meter, a machine where you could input a DK Donut and something healthy would come out.” Though he might make millions if he could invent this sort of contraption, I’m not sure what a donut transformation might look...
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Even if you’re not a Carolina grad or fan, it’s hard not to like this commercial. But being an obsessive Tar Heel fan isn’t the only reason I like this TV ad. I, too, have memories of my grandfather (“Nannanny”) walking me over to the local gas station in Gadsden, TN, to buy me a...
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