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The internet is full of conflicting and misleading information about food and health benefits. I break down the latest research and bust common myths.

Why Your Gut Bacteria Hold The Key to Your Health

Microbiome - The Connection Between Diet, Disease, and Your Gut

Did you know that most of the cells in your body aren’t human? Your body consists of about 37 trillion cells. In comparison, there are around 100 trillion microbes living in and on your body, creating a complex ecosystem called a microbiota that holds the key to your health and well-being. What’s more, approximately 70% …

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Dietary Fiber Benefits, Myths and Food List

Dietary Fiber Benefits, Myths and Food List

In this article, I tell you everything you need to know about dietary fiber, including its benefits, myths, and how much fiber you need per day. I also talk about the risk of ingesting too much fiber, give you a list of foods high in fiber, and much more. So what is fiber? In a …

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Is Dairy Bad for You? What You Need to Know!

Lactose Intolerance can cause GI issues

Milk products and dairy products have become among the most widely-consumed foods worldwide. Breast milk is often the first food we consume as infants, and many mothers start feeding their children cows’ milk after the first year of age. But is dairy bad for you, or do you need to drink milk and eat cheese …

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Red Meat and Cancer – What’s the Risk?

Red Meat and Cancer - What's the Risk?

A recent meta-study from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) tries to answer the question if consuming red and processed meat increases the risk of cancer. I contacted the World Health Organization (WHO) and the IARC to find out what the new study means for the Paleo diet and how real the risk …

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Saturated Fat and Cholesterol – Facts and Myths!

Saturated Fat and Cholesterol - Facts and Myths!

Have you ever asked yourself, “is cholesterol bad for you?” If so, I want to provide some clarity right off the bat: the answer is “no.” Many people think that saturated fat and cholesterol are evil, and that a diet high in saturated fat increases blood cholesterol levels and poses serious health risks. However, the …

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