Dairy Intolerance: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Dairy intolerance: the low down

“Cheeeeeese” says Rocky from Chip’n’Dale Rescue Rangers with some crazy mustache action. You probably don’t know many people who are indifferent about cheese, ice cream, milk, or any other dairy products. Come on, who says “meh!” when looking at a cheese platter or pizza? That’s preposterous!

Dairy aisles are super long at stores, and often offer the variety that even beats vegetables and fruits.  We often turn to eating dairy as a source of important vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats. Is dairy healthy though? Skim milk, full-fat products, or heavy cream – what to choose? Lactose, casein, intolerance, allergy or sensitivity?  Do you tolerate dairy well, personally? Let’s talk about dairy intolerance, its variations, how dairy products can benefit your health, and how you can live and thrive with a dairy intolerance.

What is Optimal Health – How to Find Your Own Definition

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Have you ever tried searching one of those  “The best diets” lists? What new hype do you need to follow? What kind of exercise is popular today or will be tomorrow? Is it Crossfit, OrangeTheory workouts, maca root and Bulletproof coffee? Do you need to do earthing, oil pulling, diffusing, or such? Naturopaths, aromatherapists, acupuncturists and holistic doctors? Do you have enough time to follow all the recent trends? How to find your own definition of optimal health?

What You Need to Know about Gluten: 7 Gluten-Free Diet Myths Busted

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Gluten has got a bad rap in the last decade. In fact, you can interpret it many ways. Gluten is bad for you, and they say gluten is not bad unless you are one of the rare few that have celiac (gluten intolerance disease). Let’s be honest, they  (doctors, researchers, food enthusiasts) say exactly the same things about wine, chocolate, and life in general in the media and research. The wine has antioxidants and is good for you –  but wine is alcohol, addictive, poisonous, and evil. The research shows both sides of the argument, and then everything is covered by an  “everything is good in moderation” hat. Everyone is happy and likes that hat because it puts the blame on someone else. Then we can go our ways and interpret “the facts” just the way we want.

Now, where is the truth though when it comes to gluten? Is a gluten free diet a myth? Is gluten-free diet a myth that needs to be busted?

How to Overcome Your Sedentary Lifestyle (10 Tricks for Couch Potatoes and Office Junkies)

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Let me guess. Chances are you are reading this while sitting down. How long have you been sitting there? Okay, okay. Relax. I am not one to tell you what to do. I am sitting as well! Yes. And that’s okay too. What I want you to think about is how often do you sit down and not get up. In your office, on the couch, at the dining table, and in your car. Waiting for your bus, or in class, scrolling through your phone – most of the day practically! How can you overcome a sedentary lifestyle and implement more movement into your already busy days?

Progress or Perfection? 3 Secrets That Will Inspire Your Body Transformation

 

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What comes to your mind when you hear the words “body transformation”? Do you visualize the “before and after” pictures you can see scrolling through your social media feed? Do you think of the participants of “The Biggest Loser ?” Or do you wish YOU had a body transformation, but you seem to be stuck in the vicious circle of trying to lose weight, lean out, build muscle, get healthier. Whether you want to learn how to cook healthier meals, compete in Tough mudder, or run a 5K, there is always a  body transformation you wish for. It will be something you want: your body changing its shape or your mental and emotional health getting more stable. It can be the part of you that is responsible for spirituality and connection with others. All of these complete the transformation within you.

How to Overcome Sugar Addiction in 3 Simple Steps

 

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Can you pass a bakery department at a grocery store peacefully? Does your heart race a little? Do you go “just to have a look”? Many of us are cookie monsters! Luckily for us, more and more health and nutrition trends say that sugar addiction is a real thing. I know you may not want to hear that, but the fact is… obesity rates and type 2 diabetes rates are climbing exponentially, and sugar addiction is part of the problem. Sugar detoxes, 21-day sugar detoxes, and “minimizing it” works for some, usually for a short period of time. Do you have a sugar addiction you’d like to overcome?