What is “Dirty Keto”?

So you’ve decided to commit to a Low Carbohydrate, High Fat (LCHF) or keto-type diet. Good for you! Soon you will be enjoying less brain fog, more energy, less inflammation, better immunity, decreased depression and anxiety, decreased pain, and many more benefits hard to believe in a culture struggling to survive on the Standard American […]

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What’s the deal with MCT oil?

It seems everywhere you go these days someone is talking about MCT oil. But why? What is the deal with MCT oil? MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglyceride. This describes the molecular structure of the fatty acid’s tail. MCTs are purified forms of saturated fats, usually from coconut or palm. In a nutshell, the reason […]

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Eating with the enemy: Vegetable oil

Folks, I’ll say it again, it isn’t the saturated fat or cholesterol in your diet that is ruining your cardiovascular health or your waistline, it is the vegetable oil and sugar. It isn’t fat that’s bad, it’s the type of fat and how that fat is extracted. Together with sugar, it’s a one-two punch that’s […]

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Fat: The Good, The Bad and The Oxidized

I used to be the kind of person who would alter recipes to make them as lean as possible. I would buy the leanest cuts of meat, sauté things with vegetable broth, opt for skim milk, use flax in place of butter, and shun the yolks. You would find me eating every couple of hours, […]

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The Superpowered (and delicious) Avocado

Avocado is one of my favorite fruits. In fact, as far as fruits go, it probably is my favorite. I adore the healthy monosaturated fat, the color, the creamy consistency, and the unmistakable flavor that avocado lends to any dish it graces. What else can the humble avocado offer? Here’s why an avocado a day […]

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Intermittent Fasting 101

Fasting has been a part of life for centuries. People have historically undertaken fasts at different times of the year or at certain phases of their lives, usually for religious purposes. It has traditionally been used for cleansing and purifying in preparation for an important holy day, such as during Lent, Ramadan, and Yom Kippur. […]

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How Food Affects Your Mood

Food is a big deal. It affects everything. We all know that what we eat becomes literally what we are physically, but did you know that food is a major player in who we are mentally? Ninety percent of our serotonin is made in the gut. If the gut is damaged, inflamed, or compromised anxiety […]

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