Food-Drug Interaction: Natural Black Licorice

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Food-drug interactions can have serious side effects. It can cause medications to not work at all or more seriously, fatalities. Today I’m going to discuss the interaction between natural licorice and some well known medications. Glycyrrhiza (pronounced \glis-ə-ˈrī-zə\) is the ingredient in natural black licorice and the cause of interactions with the medications

Cinnamon and Diabetes

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Let’s get to know a very common spice typically used during the holidays: Cinnamon. It is harvested when the tree is about two years old. The tree is then cut down to the stump and covered back up with soil which causes it to regrow as a bush with shoots

Review: Whole30 Diet

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The Whole30 diet has become one of the more popular diets of 2017. I’m taking the time today to review this diet to determine how it works and it’s affect on nutrition. What is Whole30? It is the idea that certain foods can have a negative impact on your energy

Recipe: Beet and Blueberry Bruschetta

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National Nutrition Month® 2017 has officially sprung into action! I decided to put my own fork forward and try this recipe from my previous post. I’ve never had a beet before this so I’m pretty excited to try something new! Before I get into the recipe, I want to discuss the

Probiotics and Prebiotics 101

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Probiotics and prebiotics have been an exploding topic in the nutrition world lately. So what are they? Probiotics are live cultures which can be found naturally in the body and are considered good bacteria for gut health. There are various species of live cultures that are found in foods such

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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February is American Heart Month. So what better way to kick it off than with a high fiber breakfast recipe. Dietary fiber (specifically soluble) has been shown to lower total cholesterol and LDL. You can find soluble fiber in oats, legumes, and berries just to name a few. Think of

A Look At Protein Bars And Alternatives

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With the new year, more people are looking to get fit and healthy. This also means more people are looking at protein bars as a meal/snack replacement or post-workout snack. I want to take a moment to examine why people should or should not consume protein bars, the benefits of

Healthy Snacks For The Superbowl

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Whether you are watching the Superbowl for the game or just for the commercials, you are likely going to be eating (or at least tempted by) a bunch of appetizers, pizza, soda, beer. All foods which are very high calorie and can really pack on the pounds. I’m not saying