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Following an ADD/ADHD Diet is Not Only About Weight Loss

Following an ADD/ADHD Diet is Not Only About Weight Loss

While prescription medications are often used for their fast results, ease of use and availability, studies show that nutritional intake can have significant effects on behavior—without the drugs, which can cause side effects and mask symptoms, rather than address the problem itself.

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Dietary Tips to Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels and Mood

Dietary Tips to Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels and Mood

Healthy doesn’t have to mean boring! Check out these nutritional tips:

First thing in the morning: It is important to stabilize blood sugar levels as soon as you wake up. Freshly squeezed orange juice is a great option to start your day for this purpose. Don’t forget protein! Your source of protein in the morning doesn’t necessarily have to be eggs. Beans and lentils are also a good option, although it may take time to get accustomed to eating these as a breakfast food.

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Native Remedies Pot Luck Recipes

Native Remedies Pot Luck Recipes

This week we had a company pot luck and the food was such a hit that we even got recipe requests from some of our Facebook fans! Below are two recipes for the most popular items. As I get more I will share them as well. Enjoy and let us know how they come out!

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Mealtime Magic: Stress-free lunches for healthy kids!

Mealtime Magic: Stress-free lunches for healthy kids!

It’s back to school and back to business! Making lunches fun, healthy and different on a daily basis can be a nuisance, so it’s no wonder that parents usually give their children money for school lunches. The problem is, as a parent, you really don’t know what is in that school lunch, and it’s even worse if your child has food allergies- all bets are off.

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Gender-Based Meal Planning? Why Men and Women Should Eat Differently

Gender-Based Meal Planning?  Why Men and Women Should Eat Differently

When considering what foods to include (or omit) in your diet, low fat and low sugar aren’t the only thing to consider. Nutritional needs also vary depending on your gender.

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The Effects of Diet on ADHD

The Effects of Diet on ADHD

While prescription medications are often used for their fast results, ease of use and availability, studies show that nutritional intake can have significant effects on behavior—without the drugs, which can cause side effects and mask symptoms, rather than address the problem itself.

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Family Nutrition: The Building Block of Health?

Family Nutrition: The Building Block of Health?

In today’s fast-paced society, the family dinner has become almost as obsolete as the traditional nuclear family. However, a recent survey showed that kids who regularly eat meals with their parents (with minimal distractions like cell phones or TV) had a more positive outlook, higher self-esteem, and lower rates of childhood depression and eating disorders. In addition, the adults also benefited, reporting higher overall life satisfaction.

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Your Summertime Savior – Mangoes

Your Summertime Savior – Mangoes

Mangoes are cool, refreshing, and extremely beneficial to the body! Recent research has shown that mangoes are packed full of phenols, which have antioxidant and even anti-cancer properties. Mangoes can be found in the produce section of your local market, and are abundant in the summer months. The good news is that mangoes are part of the “Clean 15”, the 15 fruits and veggies that you don’t have to buy organic because their thick skin won’t suck in pesticides.

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Learning Portion Control: 5 items you can use to ensure proper food portions

Learning Portion Control: 5 items you can use to ensure proper food portions

While we know that we really aren’t supposed to be eating all the food on our plates that restaurants dish out, it would help to know how much we should eat. However, in a restaurant, it’s hard to tell how much you should shove off the plate to make your 8 oz steak proportionally accurate. The next time you are out at a restaurant, you can envision the below references and save the rest for later!

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Tips for Syncing into the Summer Season

Tips for Syncing into the Summer Season

Vacations are here, which inevitably leads to shifts in daily routines and time management habits. On the flip side, this usually means less stress and time spent worrying, and more time to dedicate to family and friends.

To help maintain healthy lifestyles during this shift in season, the following few simple tips can help everyone transition smoothly.

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