5 Worst Diet Mistakes

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Those who know me know that I’m not a fan of fad diets for the simple fact that they aren’t sustainable.    They usually require very low calorie consumption and exclude one or more macro-nutrients, which offer incomplete nutrition and temporary results.    While not everyone follows these fad diets, there are other common “diet”…

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What to Look For in a Multi-Vitamin Supplement?

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  I am frequently asked about multi-vitamins and what to look for in a supplement.    With so many different supplements saturating today’s market, choosing the right multi-vitamin can be quite daunting.    Hopefully the following guidelines can help you make the best decision for you and your family.   Food First   It needs…

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Which is Better: Tap or Bottled Water?

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  Given the large selection of waters available to us, from tap water to bottled water, I set off to find the best type of water for me and my family.    My initial quest was to find non-fluoridated water.    While many people still believe that fluoride helps prevent cavities, there is emerging evidence…

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How to Get Rid of Belly Fat

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  A question that I get asked all the time is about losing belly fat.  Hands down, it is the biggest concern for men and women alike and I’m here to tell you that there is hope!   The key largely lies in your diet, followed by the type of exercises that you do.   …

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The Dairy Debate

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  A very complicated and controversial topic these days is the consumption of cow’s milk and dairy products.    For years, we have been advised to consume dairy products to maintain bone health.    Nowadays, more and more health advocates are claiming the opposite, saying that milk is an allergen and can cause many symptoms…

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How Much Green Tea Is Beneficial?

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Someone asked me a great question about green tea.    Is it really healthy to have 3 to 4 bags of green tea per day or is just a marketing campaign by tea makers?    Before we examine the pros and cons of frequent green tea consumption, I first want to highlight the differences between…

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B’s Alphabet Guide to Healthy Living

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  I thought it would be interesting to share some of my best health tips in a fun and playful way.   Add seeds to soups & salads; one to two tablespoons of seeds per day like crushed flax, chia, sesame, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds can help you get in your daily dose of essential fats….

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Iodized vs. Non-Iodized Salt – Which is Better?

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  When I used to conduct supermarket tours, I would always get asked the same questions when we got to the salt isle.    What is iodized salt?  And which is better – iodized or non-iodized salt?    Before I answer these questions, let’s take a closer look at iodine to learn what it is…

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Butter or Margarine?

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  A question that I am often asked is whether or not margarine is better than butter and vice versa.    This debate should have ended a long time ago, but due to the ability that margarine has to morph itself according to the latest health claims, it remains a strong candidate in the world…

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Do You Know What You Are Drinking?

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    The first time I visited Lebanon, I was 12 years old.    I remember being invited to a string of breakfasts, brunches, lunches, and dinners.    What I remember most during these feasts however were the staple bottles of Coke, Miranda (the cousin of Orange Crush), and 7up on the table – even…

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