Category Archives for Clean Eating

Tips for Progress in Healthier Eating

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     Nourishing foods can be defined as those foods that are whole foods that are in their natural state, such as a whole apple, or minimally processed, like steamed fresh green beans. Depleting foods are those that have little or no nutrients. Examples include refined foods with lots of white sugar, flour, artificial sweeteners, […]

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Why Buy Organic Produce?

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I’m not rich! I’m not a snob! I’m not a hippie/crunchy person! I don’t have health problems! If you are reading this article, chances are that you have overcome the objections listed above and are interested in eating organic foods. If you check out the prices of food in your local grocery store, you also […]

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Corn. Friend or Foe?

     It was the best of foods, it was the worst of foods (apologies to Charles Dickens and A Tale of Two Cities). Many people interested in nutrition have a love-hate relationship with corn. Those in the Paleo community will advise against eating corn, along with any other grain. On the other hand, the majority […]

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When is Normal, Abnormal?


The normal high temperature in Aiken for July 1-15 was 94.5 degrees. I don’t know about you, but for me this is abnormal. It is normal to have debt. According to a recent Pew Trust report, 80% of Americans have some sort of debt. Over 38% of households in the US carry a balance on […]

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Nutritionists “Cheat” Too!

Eating slip-ups. We all have ‘em. I have often had people tell me that I must be a perfect eater because of having my nutrition degree. Well I’m definitely not perfect. And sometimes I cheat. And then sometimes I pay for it. Last summer my husband, Doug, had his first colonoscopy. If you have ever had […]

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What’s the Deal with GMOs?


     I have just started a new six-week session of my detoxification program, From Fatigued to Fantastic. As part of this program I educate the class members about the various toxins they may be ingesting through food as well as in other ways. One topic we consider is GMO foods.      What does […]

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Just Eat Real Food!

     I  attended  the Weston A. Price Foundation annual conference in November. The WAPF is dedicated to promoting traditional whole foods eating, as researched by the American dentist Weston A. Price in the 1930’s. Dr. Price examined about 13 isolated communities around the world who were eating their native, traditional diets and compared them to […]

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What is Kombucha?

     Kombucha is a type of fermented beverage that has been consumed by people for over 2000 years. Other similar drinks include milk kefir, water kefir, and kvass. It originated in Manchuria, China around 220 B.C. and was associated with the Japanese physician Kombu who lived around 400 A.D. It later travelled to Russia […]

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Eat Five or More Vegetables a Day

     All healthy diets are in agreement that people should eat whole, unprocessed or minimally processed foods. While there are conflicts between various diets about the amount and types of proteins and fats people should eat, they all agree that non-starchy vegetables are extremely important because of the number of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and […]

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