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Tips on Mastering Portion Control in Springfield

February 15, 2018

Tips on Mastering Portion Control in Springfield With so much talk about ingredients and chemicals and sinister marketing campaigns, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that portion sizes for many foods these days are huge. Even without the whole “supersizing” element, it is easy to eat far more than necessary and turbo boost…

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Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance?

February 14, 2018

Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance? Food intolerances or “sensitivities” can affect you in so many ways. And they’re a lot more common than most people think. I’m not talking about anaphylaxis or immediate allergic reactions that involve an immune response. Those can be serious and life-threatening.  If you have any allergies, you…

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How to Naturally Lower the Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

February 2, 2018

How to Naturally Lower the Stress Hormone (Cortisol) STRESS!!! Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree? Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flew. But, that doesn’t…

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Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)

January 26, 2018

Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein, and Whey) Having a food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or joint pain, headaches, exhaustion, and even skin symptoms like rashes and eczema. Dairy is just one…

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Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

January 19, 2018

Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter? You are positive that you’re not eating more food or “junkier” food but you’re still gaining weight. Is this possible? Yes!  You are NOT crazy! And here’s why. We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight.…

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Food Preservatives in Springfield IL

January 16, 2018

Food Preservatives in Springfield A food preservative is a substance added to foods to make them last longer; to “preserve” them. Preservatives are added to foods that go bad quickly and have found themselves in all kinds of products in our grocery stores. Preservatives work to preserve food in a few different ways. Some prevent…