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  Everyone wants a quick fix and companies selling detoxes and cleanse products promise just that. Whether it’s a flat tummy tea or supplements to support liver detox, tons of products boast long lists of purported health benefits. But do detoxes and cleanses actually work? Here’s everything you need to know about this ever-confusing corner […]

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  Confused about your relationship with food? You’re not alone. While there’s no doubt that food and nutrition can be life-enhancing from both a mental and physical health perspective, over-fixating on food and our bodies can end up working against our health rather than for it.   All-consuming food thoughts tend to cause undue distress […]

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  What are food allergies? Suffering from food allergies? You’re not alone. The incidence of food allergies has significantly increased over the past decade. In the United States alone, an estimated 32 million Americans suffer from a food allergy. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified eight major food allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, […]

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  If you struggle with acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion, you may be experiencing gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as GERD.   What is GERD? GERD is a digestive disorder that typically develops when stomach acids repeatedly flow back up into the esophagus. Your esophagus and stomach are connected by a muscle ring called the […]

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  You may have heard the words “Ketogenic diet” or “Keto diet” thrown around in conversation, on social media, or on TV. It likely pops up as one of the first suggestions when you search the world wide web for “best diet for weight loss.” Your friends and family may rave about it. Your favorite […]

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  It’s that time of year when we’re swapping swimwear for sweaters. The sun, a bronzed glow, and sandy feet are all a distant memory so far away, you don’t even remember what chilled rose tastes like.    It can be hard to feel motivated when the weather outside is unpredictably frigid or rainy, and […]

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  Here at Culina Health we like to approach nutrition from different angles, not just food. Of course, there is physical activity, there’s mindset and self-talk, and then there’s the underdog: rituals. Rituals play a critical role in habit formation and behavior change. Incorporating rituals into your day creates a positive domino effect for cementing […]

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  Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. This time of year is filled with joy, laughter and togetherness. But for some, it can also be a time of dread if you’re watching your waistline. Nobody is arguing that Thanksgiving dinner is filled with the healthiest of foods, but here at Culina Health, indulging […]

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Let’s talk meal prep Meal prep is one of those things that’s usually met with a groan when I bring it up with clients. They picture kissing their Sunday goodbye to spend hours in the kitchen. They see themselves making multiple complex recipes that are then pre-portioned into perfect containers for the week. If that’s […]

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  This past weekend, my wife and I completed the annual fall rite of passage of taking our kids apple picking. For our 11-month-old twins, this meant looking at apple orchards from their stroller for the better part of two hours. But for our two-going-on-12-year-old, it meant a one-person who can pick the most apples […]

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  Farmers markets offer a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables all grown locally and by small farms, so you can feel good about making an environmentally friendly choice, supporting your local farmers any time of year, and knowing that you’re getting the freshest produce around. Summer fruits and vegetables get all the farmers market […]

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  Let’s talk about protein powders! You’ve seen them everywhere – at the pharmacy, in the supermarket, at the gym. You see everyone from athletes to your neighbor drinking protein shakes and are wondering what’s the deal with them? Should you be taking protein powder and if so, which are the best ones for your […]