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    Recent Posts by Claire Riley, B.S.

    B.S. Exercise Physiology

    2018 Holiday Gift Guide for the Health & Wellness Lover

    Buying the right holiday gift can feel like a struggle, especially if you’re shopping for the person who seems to have everything. If you’re coming up short on holiday gift ideas for the health and wellness lover in your life, this list might serve as the inspiration you need to choose the perfect present.

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    How Do I Become a Certified Pilates Instructor?

    Pilates is one of the most popular methods of exercise in the world, and for good reason. Since its creation in the early 20th century, Pilates has become a favorite workout for health-minded individuals who want to build strength, lean muscle tone, and flexibility—all with a focus on the core. In 2017 alone, more than 9 million people were participating in Pilates training.

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    Adaptogenic Herbs and How to Use Them in Your Nutrition Practice

    Adaptogenic herbs are becoming increasingly popular as alternatives to prescription medications for treating anxiety and depression, boosting the immune system, and improving overall health. If you have a passion for holistic nutrition and want to help your clients live a healthier lifestyle, then adaptogenic herbs might provide the perfect natural solution.

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    The Microbiome of Your Gut: What You Need to Know

    This complex system of beneficial microbes might seem difficult to understand, so let’s break it down.

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    Tips for Starting A Raw Foods Diet

    You know that maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet is crucial to reaching and managing your health and fitness goals. But how do you know what type of diet and foods are the best to help you meet your goals? One of the growing trends in nutrition is the raw foods diet. If you’re considering seeing how you can benefit from raw foods, there are some important things to know before you take the plunge.

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    17 Summer Recipes for A Raw Foods Diet

    If you’re rocking a raw foods diet and need some cooling summer recipes, we’ve got a list of 17 you’re going to love. What is a raw foods diet? Raw foods are those that are not cooked or consumed at more than 118 degrees Fahrenheit (~47 degrees Celsius). In most cases, the raw foods diet comprises the consumption of foods that haven’t been heated at all, although, in some cases, dehydration is used.

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    What are the Best Hormone Balancing Foods? Tips for Getting Started

    Is your body feeling out of whack for no discernible reason? The problem might be your hormones. Imbalanced hormone levels can lead to a host of health problems, from inflamed skin to mental stress and extra belly fat. Getting your hormone levels back under control can clear up these issues, and your diet is the perfect place to start. But what are the best hormone balancing foods for restoring your health? Let’s dive into the details.

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    What to Look for in an Online Health Coach Certification Course

    Becoming a health coach can be a satisfying and rewarding career choice in a fast-growing field, but where do you start?

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    8 Benefits of Chia Seeds and Why You Should Include Them in Your Diet

    Did you survive the 1990s without owning a chia pet? Those funky decorations are making a comeback, but not for the reasons you think. This time, the seeds themselves get all the credit. Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are a surprisingly nutritious, versatile cooking ingredient, and they can be effortlessly incorporated into almost any recipe.

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    What is Functional Nutrition?

    Modern nutrition science likes to pretend that it simplifies the age-old question of what’s for dinner. In reality, most of us are more confused than ever. If you’re sick of struggling to sift through contradictory advice about optimal eating plans, it’s time to adopt a different framework- functional nutrition.
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