Recent Posts by Kate Tendall, M.S.

    Kate Tendall, M.S. is a certified holistic nutritionist, writer/blogger and nutrition educator who is passionate about empowering people to give up dieting and find balance with food, while helping them to obtain a simple, realistic and sustainable lifestyle. She practices vinyasa yoga daily and you can usually find her spending time by the ocean.

    14 Swaps for Healthier Halloween Treats

    Halloween is a treat-filled holiday tradition that kicks-off the fall season. Staying healthy and avoiding food allergens shouldn't put a damper on the fun though. Try these 14 Halloween treat swaps to keep the holiday enjoyable and healthy!

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    The Brain-Gut Connection: How Gut Health Affects Mental Health

    This article is part of a series on Nutritional Psychology and how what we eat affects our brains and moods. Nutritional Psychology is a relatively new field that emerged in pursuit of taking our time to examine and investigate the connections between what we eat and how we feel. Eating to maintain gut health plays a role in eating for mental health because of how nutrients affect mood and behavior. Read on to learn more about the gut-brain axis and which foods to eat for a healthy gut.

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    Diet, Depression, and Anxiety

    Everyone has a downer of a day now and then. The kind where you just have the blues and are feeling low. Similarly, everyone has fears and things that induce nervousness. Find some dietary tips for how to boost your mood in our article How Nutrients Affect Mood and Behavior and the biological pathways they work through in our article This is Your Brain on Food. In this article, the focus is whether or not diet can help treat depression and anxiety.

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    How Nutrients Affect Mood and Behavior

    The first article in this series on food and mood explains the chemical basis for how food affects our mood. In this article, we’ll talk more about specific foods and eating habits that affect your mood and the burgeoning field of Nutritional Psychology.

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    This is Your Brain on Food: The Relationship Between Diet and Mental Health

    We feel what we eat as much as we are what we eat. Our brains are the energy powerhouse for our bodies, so eat well to think and feel well. In this article, we cover: The Brain: Our Energy Powerhouse, How Foods Fuel Moods, and Changing Diet to Maintain Your Mental Health.

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    Which Health and Fitness Business Niche is Right for You?

    With the rise in healthy living, the need for personal trainers, health coaches, and nutritionists is greater than ever before. While it’s an exciting time for successful business owners, the tremendous growth of the market also means more competition for entrepreneurs in the space.

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    What is Intuitive Eating?

    New diets are continuously emerging onto the health and wellness scene. The latest and greatest, however, is not so much a diet but more of a non-diet and a lifestyle choice. This most recent trend to show up has, in actuality, been around for decades but thanks to social media, wellness experts and influencers turning away from the diet culture, intuitive eating has made its way back to the health scene. Intuitive eating breaks away from the traditionalism of diets and instead embraces a mind-body holistic approach to eating and nutrition. Intuitive eating believes that nothing is off limits and “good or “bad” foods don’t exist.

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    25 Things You Need to Know About Becoming a Holistic Health Coach

    Taking the leap to become a holistic health coach can seem intimidating—especially if you’re leaving the stability of a 9-5 job.

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    25 Things To Know About Plant-Based Nutrition

    We’re kicking off our quarter-of-a-century celebration with 25 things you need to know about eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet. While everybody (and every body) is different, a plant-based approach to eating is scientifically proven to improve health, lower the risk of disease, and much more. Here’s everything you need to know about taking the plant-based plunge:

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    Micronutrients: Their Importance and The Best Sources

    If you’re concerned about eating the right foods for optimal health, you’ll need to do more than count calories. In our previous article, we touched on the topic of macronutrients and the ways you could maximize your meals to take advantage of them. Here, we will talk about micronutrients; nutritional compounds that are equally important but needed in much smaller quantities.

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