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Prebiotics Probiotics Postbiotics

What are Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Postbiotics?

Most of us are pretty familiar with probiotics. They line the shelves of every grocery store and drugstore and they are talked about widely. But what is the importance, really? And then maybe you’ve heard rumblings of prebiotics. Or prebiotics packaged with probiotics. And now there’s the concept of postbiotics. It’s a lot to keep …

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What is a food sensitivity?

What’s the Difference Between a Food Allergy, Food Sensitivity and Food Intolerance?

This is a question that comes up a lot in my practice. And before I dove into the nutrition world, I didn’t know the difference either! But in order to properly navigate nutrition and find the right diet for you, it’s important to know the difference. Food Allergies A food allergy is when your body produces the …

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What is inflammation

What is Inflammation, Really? (And what you can do about it)

We hear this term thrown around all the time: Inflammation. We are told that the best diet is an “anti-inflammatory” diet, and that we should eat “anti-inflammatory” foods. But what does that really even mean? Why do these foods cause inflammation and why should we be so worried about it? Our Immune System To really …

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Salad Dressing and Salad

Salad Dressings 101

Let’s talk about store-bought salad dressings.  If you have a bottled salad dressing in your fridge, go check the label. What oil does it use? Canola? Soybean? Some other seed oil? These oils are ubiquitous in store-bought (and restaurant) salad dressings, and they’re highly inflammatory. Along with these oils, they also contain stabilizers/preservatives, thickening agents, and often an …

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