Banana Flaxseed Pancakes

One morning a few weeks ago, I was planning to have Paleo Pancakes for breakfast only to realize I was out of coconut flour. Feeling attached to the idea of having Paleo Pancakes (I just couldn’t get excited about eggs with veggies, one of my usual breakfasts on this particular day), I decided it was…

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Yogurt Dill Salad Dressing

Yogurt Dill Salad Dressing Makes about 1/2 cup This salad dressing tastes delicious on a cucumber salad with tomatoes or is great on just about any salad where you ordinarily use ranch or blue cheese dressing. Most store bought versions of these dressings are loaded with soybean oil, which is rich in inflammatory omega-6 fatty…

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3 Factors that Affect Weight Loss (other than calories)

Things have been pretty exciting for me lately! I was interviewed for a segment on the Today Show that aired yesterday about why some people gain weight or don’t lose weight after starting to use a fitness tracker! I was particularly excited about this segment, because it emphasized why calories are only one factor when…

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Iodine: An Essential Mineral During Pregnancy

Iodine is a mineral that receives very little media attention, but is absolutely essential during pregnancy and breastfeeding to support proper baby’s proper brain development. According to a new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics released in June 2014, a full one-third of pregnant women in the US are marginally iodine deficient. Consequences…

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Juneberry Jam

Berry season is here in the midwest, and it won’t last very long! I love to savor the fresh berries while they last, but also like to preserve as many berries as I can by freezing so I can eat wonderful ripe local berries in the winter. I hadn’t made jam in a really long…

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