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Kylie Walker / Nutrition

Build Your Own Nutrient-Rich Smoothie

I know, I have totally been MIA lately. It's just that the end of my Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program is nearing fast, and I've been totally wrapped up in school work. I haven't had any time to blog, but I figured you guys would understand especially since I am gaining solid nutrition and food knowledge that I can soon share with you! I've decided to quickly share with you guys this versatile recipe for building your own nutrient-rich smoothie. I've been so busy lately that this has been my breakfast in one form or another. I wouldn't normally recommend replacing a meal with a smoothie, however this recipe is so packed full of rich nutrients that I'm letting it slide. I will warn you now that there is raw liver and raw egg in...

3 Reasons Why Processed Foods Are Bad For You

Processed foods have been around in America now for quite a while. First introduced in the 1800s, it wasn’t until the turn of the twentieth century that the processed food industry started booming. Ironically enough, it was right around that same time when major health issues started to arise. This is no coincidence. Research indicates the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal problems that started to occur around this time were a direct result of inadequate nutrition from processed foods. As the processed food industry gained momentum over the last century, these health issues have turned into chronic diseases. Perhaps the most damaging of processed foods are those that have been chemically processed. Chemical processes like hydrogenation gained popularity in the 1950s, and people started dropping like flies...

Seriously Healthy Fudgsicles

I know what you're thinking. Why am I posting another popsicle recipe when I just posted one last week. Hear me out! I have been testing out lots of recipes in my new popsicle mold lately with plans to post them throughout the rest of the summer, but this one is seriously so good that I could not wait to share it! Although you'd never be able to tell from the taste, these fudgsicles are a far cry from the store-bought version, which is laden with nasty fillers and health-degrading ingredients. This fudgsicle recipe however, made with five simple ingredients, is seriously healthy...

The Healing Power of Bone Broth

Bone broth is a staple in traditional cultures around the world and for good reason. Not only is it an incredible healing food, but it’s how our ancestors made use of every part of the animal, letting nothing go to waste. Typically the bones of the animal are simmered for a long period of time, which is the differentiating factor between bone broth and regular broth or stock. Hidden away behind the hard outer shell of the bones is a wealth of precious nutrients, which are made available through the process of simmering for 12+ hours. The nutrients that are released have numerous and extensive benefits for our health. Collagen is an integral part of the bone, containing a large supply of amino acids such as...

Why Fat Does Not Make You Fat

There is a popular misconception in America that “if you eat fat, you’ll get fat”. This fallacy has resulted in Americans eating a low-fat or no-fat (LFNF) diet.  Ironically, the LFNF products that are being marketed to Americans as “healthy” are the very products that are responsible for the chronic weight gain and chronic disease in this country.  These products, as well as the lifestyle that derives from the use of these products, result in the over-consumption of refined carbohydrates and sugar, which is the root cause of the obesity and chronic disease epidemic in America. People on a LFNF diet on average tend to eat more refined carbohydrates than they should, which leaves the feeling of being physically full but still hungry. For example, have you ever eaten...

5 Tips for Better Digestion

Digestion is the foundation of nutrition. It is how we feed our body essential nutrients that are vital for life. The nutrients we receive through healthy digestion fuels proper function throughout the entire body. Without appropriate digestion, the body cannot absorb and utilize the nutrients from our food which directly impacts the rest of the body like a domino effect. If you want to improve your health naturally, looking to your digestion is a great starting point. Here are 5 tips for better digestion that are essential to get you started. 1. Relax The body must be in a parasympathetic state in order to digest food. In other words, it must be relaxed. A parasympathetic response supports body functions that conserve and restore body energy during times of rest and recovery. It is considered the...

Nutrition is the Foundation of Health

The title of this post, "Nutrition is the Foundation of Health", is such a simple statement but so complicated for some to grasp. In our fast-paced, modernized society, people tend to forget our body needs nutrients for essential biochemical processes to occur and thus survive. Interestingly enough, it is understandable why this concept is so hard for some to assimilate. For the past 60 years or so, we have been fed information about low-fat diets being superior. When this information is coming from doctors, government agencies and reputable organizations, it's easy to succumb to their claims. However, what most people don't realize is the studies these organizations are referencing are largely funded by the food processing industry and remarkably flawed. When we look back 100 years to before the food processing...

Turmeric Tea | Health Benefits and Recipe

I made this turmeric tea recently, and several people have asked me for the recipe so I decided to share it with everyone. I made this for myself a few mornings in a row this past week, because I felt a head cold coming on. I can't say for sure, but I believe this turmeric tea has kept my cold at bay. I'm feeling better already! Tumeric is a culinary spice typically used in curry dishes. It has also been used for many years in Indian and Chinese medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may be the secret key to long-term health. There is strong evidence which leads us to believe it can prevent illness and disease. Numerous studies suggest curcumin, the main component of turmeric, has...

You Don’t Need Another Excuse

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