Key Roles and Healthy Sources of Amino Acids

Protein is an essential nutrient found in food. When you eat foods with protein, your gut breaks it down into tiny pieces. And these tiny pieces of protein are called amino acids. They’re essentially the smallest unit of protein. And...

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Craving cheese? Try Nutritional Yeast

One of the first things I ask my new patients to do is to kiss dairy foods goodbye. That’s because I’ve learned over the years that most people have problems with dairy and don’t even know it. When they cut...

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What Electrolytes Are and Why You Need Them

When you hear the word electrolyte, what comes to mind? It seems most people know that they need electrolytes, especially after a good sweat. And the media has done a good job of making Gatorade the poster child for electrolytes....

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How to Boost Your Immune System

Do you get sick frequently? Do you suffer from allergies? Do you have a chronic illness? If so, your immune system could probably use a boost. However, the truth is, most of us these days could use a little immune...

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Nuts and Seeds: What You Need to Know

When you need a quick snack, there’s nothing more convenient than a handful of almonds, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds—no mess, no fuss. And who doesn’t love nuts and seeds in salads, smoothies, and desserts? What’s more, nuts and...

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