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What You Should Cut from Your Diet

For the next 40 days, people across the globe are giving up something for Lent. This year, what if you gave up something for good? Like processed sugar? While many people thing fat is the villain in their diets, it’s actually sugar that is linked to more disease and obesity. Kriss Gunners, from Authority Nutrition, recently wrote an article about what’s really wrong with the American diet. His first thing – sugar. Over the past 160 years, we’ve drastically increased our consumption of refined sugars – up to 500 calories a day from the stuff! Gunners says this change hs […]

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Why Even Natural Butter isn’t Better

It’s come to my attention that Americans ate 5.6 POUNDS of butter in 2012 – marking a 40 year high consumption rate, according to the American Butter Institute. Ok, I’ll give it to you. If you ditched butter for the “healthier” margarine (which now we know isn’t true), and are now going for the real deal, good for you. But that butter is adding 243mg of cholesterol per stick into your diet. And if you’re one of the Americans eating nearly six pounds of it a year – that adds up to over 1360 mg of cholesterol JUST from the […]

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Clearing the Cholesterol Confusion

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding coconut oil, mainly when it comes to cholesterol. Until recently, we were told all fats were bad and did the same harm to our bodies. In fact, that’s not the case at all. Coconut oil isn’t like “other” fats – and by “other” we mean butter and hydrogenated vegetable oils. Dr. Mark Hyman, a physician specializing in functional medicine, puts it simply: “fat does not make you fat or sick.” He says the original study linking heart disease and fat together was flawed in making a causation conclusion. “Every day, you wake up […]

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