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    Recent Posts by Mark Occhipinti, Ph.D.

    What Can You Do as a Holistic Health Coach?

    Today, half of all Americans are battling a chronic disease, and one in four have multiple chronic conditions. By 2030, these chronic conditions could cost sufferers upwards of $47 trillion in healthcare spending. The factor that weighs heaviest in chronic conditions? Bad habits.

    Changing habits is hard, and for most people, one habit alone isn’t to blame—it’s multiple negative habits. This is where the holistic health coach plays a powerful role, by helping clients reframe and change a host of negative social, psychological, spiritual, and physical habits.

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    Understanding Foods, Meals Plans and Shopping Lists for the Ketogenic Diet

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve been diving into the details behind the ketogenic diet. I’ve written articles about the diet’s history as a cure for epilepsy, and the ways it’s being used today to treat a number of health conditions. I also touched on the pros and cons of the ketogenic diet to dispel some rumors about its impacts on your health.

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    What are the Pros and Cons of the Keto Diet?

    Few eating trends have captivated popular attention in recent years as much as the Ketogenic Diet. In our previous two articles, we’ve discussed the diet’s historic start as a treatment for epilepsy and disclosed what it takes to follow it correctly.

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    What is the Keto Diet, and Does It Work?

    The ketogenic diet is catching attention across the country, but there’s a lot of confusion about what it can deliver. In our previous article, we walked you through the origins of this eating plan and disclosed the diet’s early history as a treatment for epilepsy. In this article, we’ll dive deeper into the details behind entering ketosis so that you have a better understanding of its health benefits and how you can follow it. By the end, you’ll be one step closer to understanding whether the ketogenic diet is right for you.

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    What is the History and Evolution of the Keto Diet?


    If you’ve followed eating trends in recent years, you’ve likely heard of the ketogenic diet. This high-fat, low-carb method of eating has captivated popular culture, and more people than ever are wondering whether it will make a difference for their health. For the next four weeks, we’re going to distill the facts about the ketogenic diet into a series of articles so that you can come away with a better understanding of what this diet promises and whether it makes sense for you.

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    8 Ways to Enhance Your Career in Health and Wellness

    As an advocate for healthy eating and an active lifestyle, your health and wellness career is incredibly important to you. With your passion for healthy living, you know that you must constantly work to grow your business and career—standing still is not an option.

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    Can Nutritionists Offer Fitness Advice to Clients

    Every nutritionist is invested in the health of his or her clients—after all, most choose the profession as a way to make a difference in the lives of others and encourage better lifestyle behaviors.

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    What Is a Certified Nutrition Consultant Salary?

    At a time when half of all Americans—roughly 117 million people—have preventable chronic diseases, there is no denying that nutrition plays a critical role in helping to prevent these illnesses. As a result of this health crisis, more and more people are feeling empowered to embrace a healthier lifestyle every single day.  

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    Nutritionist Education: The Different Paths to Becoming a Nutritionist

    If nutrition is your passion, it makes sense that you’d want to turn it into a profession—either as a full-time career or a part-time pursuit. But there isn’t one distinct path to earning the necessary education. Instead, you have several options to consider in terms of education, and what you choose will be based on factors like schedule flexibility, affordability, preferred focus areas, and timeframe.

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    Here's What the Best Nutrition Certification Programs Have in Common

    When it comes to nutrition education, there are a number of programs that can promise enough breadth and depth to launch you into a career as a nutrition professional. But not all programs are equal—some have distinctive attributes that set them apart. Consider these top qualities as you’re comparing programs and deciding which to choose:

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