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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 healthier Halloween treat swaps to keep the holiday enjoyable and healthy! Water  Instead of sugary punch or sodas, say yes to water.  If you want, zero-calorie sparking […]

How to Build Your Network as A Nutrition Professional

Starting your own business as a nutritional professional is exciting. You get to set your own hours and help your clients make lasting positive changes in their health. You are also doing it solo, which can make drumming up business and networking a bit intimidating. 

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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 […]

The Science of Orange-Colored Fruits and Vegetables

When fall rolls around, the color orange suddenly seems to be dominating our spaces. From the parks with orange and yellow-colored trees to our porches and homes decorated with orange pumpkins and fall decor to even our refrigerators, orange-colored produce is a favorite for fall recipes. 

5 Steps to Determine if You Need a Holistic Nutrition Certification

If you’re already practicing clean eating, or following a Paleo, vegetarian, or whole foods diet, you already know your food choices have a big impact on your health. But not everybody does. About 76 percent of adults don’t eat enough fruit, and about 87 percent don’t get the recommended amount of vegetables, according to the […]

4 Hormones that Contribute to Osteoporosis in Women

Osteoporosis literally means boneporous, from osteo (bone) and porosis (porous). Healthy bones look like honeycombs under a microscope. They have small holes and pockets of space throughout them, which make them both strong and lighter in weight. Osteoporotic bones look more like cobwebs, with much larger holes throughout them.