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Can a Big Breakfast Aid Weight Loss?

Starting your day with a large meal packed with both carbohydrates and lean protein, and even a small piece of chocolate, can help lessen cravings and hunger the rest of the day, which can lead to significant weight loss, research suggests.  This same research examined how sedentary, obese women lost...

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Are All Carbs Created Equally?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions during my nutrition consultations.  The simple answer to this complex question is: No.  What we want to focus on is adding carbohydrates to our diets that digest slowly.  But what does this mean exactly?  In addition to legumes, vegetables and...

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Healthful Tips for Dealing with Depression

While it’s always a good idea to seek help from a qualified professional regarding depression, it’s interesting to know that according to recent research, there is evidence of a connection between depression and low blood sugar and insulin imbalances. These same studies point out that individuals who consumed a...

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The Technology of Skincare

(reprinted from July 2002 Spa Finder Magazine) Mother nature and scientific labs have provided tremendous compounds which are found in many skincare products and treatments. You will find most of them in our treatments here at Spa Gregorie’s as well as on our shelves for your homecare. Here is...

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When it Comes to Purchasing Potatoes – Should I Buy the Colored Ones or Simple White Potatoes?

Always go for color and organic! Benefits of Colorful Potatoes:  All colorful potatoes provide carotenoids (and some also provide flavonoids) that white potatoes do not. Carotenoids and flavonoids are pigments, and according to nutritional research, they provide us with many health benefits, including cancer protection. The differences in color between...

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Snacking Nation: When Did Grazing Take Over Our Children?

The New York Times January 19, 2010 For the complete article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/dining/20gusti.html?pagewanted=1&ref=nutrition The spread of snacking has been abetted by parental guilt, the much-lamented death of the family dinner, and over-scheduled children. Kara Nielsen, a “trendologist” at the Center for Culinary Development, a brand development company in San Francisco,...

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Can Aluminum Foil Be Harmful to Our Health?

Exposure to metals in our food:  Studies clearly show the migration of small amounts of aluminum when we use aluminum foils, cookware and utensils. One study conducted in Italy showed about 2-6 milligrams of aluminum was found to move over into food from aluminum foils, cookware, and utensils. Even...

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Why is Magnesium So Important?

Why magnesium:  this magnificent mineral helps to regulate more than 300 enzymes in the body. A deficiency in this mineral can affect virtually every system in your body. It helps to regulate your heart rhythms and control blood pressure; keeps your blood sugar stable; prevents hardening of the arteries;...

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