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How to Follow a Low-Sodium Diet Plan

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Americans get 71 percent of their daily sodium from processed and restaurant foods, and only a small amount of the sodium we consume each day is coming from our salt shakers. (1) I am not here to demonize salt or sodium in …

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Top 9 Healthiest Nuts + Benefits of Healthy Nuts

By Rachael Link, MS, RD More and more health benefits have emerged recently linking nut consumption to a decreased risk of chronic disease. A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, for example, showed that a higher intake of some of the healthiest nuts was associated …

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Elemental Diet Benefits, Uses & Recipes

Elemental is defined as “primary or basic, related to or embodying the powers of nature.” The elemental diet is a medical dietary strategy that uses very simple food solutions to provide essential nutrients, without adding a lot of stress to someone’s already-overloaded digestive system. Variations of the elemental diet have been …

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AIP Diet: Are AIP Diet Benefits Worth the Drawbacks?

By Rachael Link, MS, RD At just 38 years old, Sandra Dorst was diagnosed with antisynthetase syndrome, a rare autoimmune condition that affects the connective tissue. A few years after her diagnosis, she had made major strides in terms of her health thanks to the help of modern medicine but …

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4 Steps to Achieve Proper pH Balance

Most of us never consider the acid/alkaline balance of our blood, but a proper pH is a crucial aspect to overall health. Many doctors stress the importance of reducing acidity and increasing alkalinity with an alkaline diet because a balanced pH helps protect us from the inside out. Disease and disorder, …

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