Your Constant Outrage is Killing You

Outrage We see outrage everywhere. You’re probably upset about something now, if you’re reading this. I know I am. I’m outraged about all the outrage, and that’s not helping me chill about the things I should really be upset about. It doesn’t help that, no matter how I adjust it, my social feed is filled with people complaining about this…

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Forming Great Relationships: #MediaChat Follow Up

In case you missed it last Thursday, here’s the recap of my #MediaChat on Forming Great Relationships from March 16. I’ve expanded on a few thoughts, because we all know there’s only so much you can say in 140 characters. I want to thank Aaron Kilby at Media Chat for having me in the chat. I’m honored and blessed. If you’re…

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Human Nutrition: Fats: They’re Not Your Enemy

Hello & Welcome! If you’re new to the series, you can start here. We hear it all the time: more plants, less fat. Sometime in the late 1950s, The Seven Countries Study began, and its entire purpose was to answer questions about eating patterns around the globe, and how they related to heart disease. They hypothesized, “…that the rate of coronary disease…

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Mom’s Broccoli & Cheese Casserole

My mom makes this broccoli and cheese casserole for every holiday. Truth be told, it’s why I go home for the holidays. If it’s not on the menu, I request it. It is the perfect complement to every holiday meal, especially the winter ones. Now that I think about it, I don’t know a family that doesn’t serve some version…

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Human Nutrition: Protein Functions and Needs

If you’re new to the series, you can start here. We have a problem in the US: we eat way more protein than is necessary, and much of it is animal protein. It’s understandable. We’ve been told that protein helps us bulk up, gives us energy, and it’s okay if we overeat protein because the body will just get rid…

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Human Nutrition: The Anatomy of Digestion

If you’re new to the series, you can start here. It is my inclination to launch into an entire, in-depth anatomy and physiology lesson, because that kind of thing makes me giddy, but I’ve stopped myself for both of our benefits. This would be a much longer post, if I explained digestion down to a cellular level. Instead, I’m just…

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Intro to Human Nutrition

Happy Saturday Morning and Welcome to the 5-part Human Nutrition Series! As you can probably imagine, nutrition is an important part of my every day. I am honored you’re here to learn, and I’m happy to answer any questions you have. As I browse your posts, pages, and blogs – especially during the holidays that are centered around food – I…

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7 Excellent Ways to Increase Your Oxytocin

7 excellent ways to increase your oxytocin

Feeling happy? I’d like to introduce you to one of the most powerful and naturally occurring drugs: Oxytocin. I can’t even begin to tell you how much you need this drug if you’re on a path of survival. Oxytocin is that incredibly powerful substance created in your brain that is responsible for monogamous pair bonding, social group bonding, smooth childbirth,…

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