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August 1, 2021 The Not So Sweet Truth TO “REGULAR SUGAR”, OR “LOW CALORIE” SUGAR. THAT IS THE QUESTION What artificial sweeteners are actually doing to your body. Do acesulfame potassium, aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose sound like familiar ingredients to you? If not, does Sweet’N Low or Splenda ring any bells?  It’s easy to get

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Quick Gut-Healing Lemon Paste

Lemon paste adds a new flavor dimension to boost your soups, stews, seafood and even juices and smoothies! And, because it uses rinds where the majority of the fruit’s vitamin c lives, you’ll get an extra pop of it in your dishes!

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Spotlight

8.1 Betr News

August 1, 2021 The Not So Sweet Truth TO “REGULAR SUGAR”, OR “LOW CALORIE” SUGAR. THAT IS THE QUESTION What artificial sweeteners are actually doing to your body. Do acesulfame potassium, aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose sound like familiar ingredients to you? If not, does Sweet’N Low or Splenda ring any bells?  It’s easy to get

Read More

Quick Gut-Healing Lemon Paste

Lemon paste adds a new flavor dimension to boost your soups, stews, seafood and even juices and smoothies! And, because it uses rinds where the majority of the fruit’s vitamin c lives, you’ll get an extra pop of it in your dishes!

Read More

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The Not So Sweet Truth

Do acesulfame potassium, aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose sound like familiar ingredients to you?  If not, does Sweet’N Low or Splenda ring any bells?  It’s easy to get tricked into thinking these sweeteners are “zero calories, zero problems” but that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Artificial sweeteners offer a zero calorie appeal, but in return they

Lotion Up! (Summer Edition)

It’s summertime (yay – finally!) and we want you to lotion up with sunscreen to avoid hurtful and harmful sunburns! Growing up, we all learn about the importance of applying sunscreen to prevent dangerous skin cancer. However, as children, we don’t usually learn about the dangerous toxins used in most sunscreen brands available on the

Scratching the Surface of Fatigue Syndrome

Why does the fast food industry keep booming in America?  By now, it’s common knowledge that fast food is low in quality and is remarkably unhealthy.  Yet, why and how does the fast food industry continue to make billions of dollars in revenue every year?  Are people not concerned about their health? Here’s the real

Ways to Fight Winter Blues

The weather is cold and the days seem dark. Seasons can have a direct influence on our mood. In some cases, people experience SAD (seasonal affective disorder), or simply put, seasonal depression. Studies show that this is especially true for people who live up in the North, in places like Canada and Northern Europe, where

Don’t Be Scared of Carbs

These days carbohydrates are thought of as the enemy, but this is not always true! Most people have developed a sense of guilt surrounding foods containing carbs. Carbohydrates are your body’s primary energy source and are a crucial part of any well-balanced diet. There are good and bad carbs, so you must be careful when

Step by Step – How to incorporate Fitness into your Daily Lifestyle

It’s common knowledge that fitness and weight loss go hand in hand, but getting in shape can be very intimidating.  Just the thought about daily exercises and potentially even the fear of getting judged by others at the gym can put extra stress on the body. This is why we recommend not to work out

Member Meal-Prep Method: 60 pounds Down

Ingredients: 1 pound of Radishes 1 head of Celery 2 Zucchini Squashes 1 Bag of Green Beans 1 Bulb of Garlic 1 Bunch of Asparagus 1 Bag of Baby Bell Peppers Snacks: Strawberries Snacks for People Who Exercise A lot: 10 Almonds Per Day 1 Dozen Eggs 1 Box of Baby Kale 1 Bag of

Sleep and Weight Loss

Are you getting enough? intro Header “If your goal is to lose fat, skipping sleep is like poking sticks in your bicycle wheels,” said study director Plamen Penev, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Sleeping well each night should be a priority because a lack of sleep can actually make you gain

Top Tips Level 1 Week 2

Here are the top tips for your second week on the program: 1 – Go Raw. The naturally occurring enzymes in raw fruits and vegetables aid in the digestive process and help breakdown cooked foods. This means that 70% of your fruits and veggies should be eaten raw. Each day consume at least one large

How much Sodium is in Shrimp?

We love shrimp because it’s a lean protein that is suitable for both level 1 and level 2. However, not all shrimp are created equal! In fact, there are differences between wild-caught vs. farm-raised and fresh vs. frozen. Already confused by these labels? Don’t worry, we got you covered! For more information about how to

Secret To Happiness – A Healthy Gut

The examination of the human microbiome — the colony of 100 trillion bacterial cells that live in your gut —  is a big focus of much recent research. It’s commonly known that gut health directly affects digestion, but are you aware of just how much it impacts your overall mental health too? Your gut microbiota

The Benefits of Drinking Tea

Teas have been around for centuries and regardless of the season, tea time is all year round! Serve them hot on cold winter days or drench your thirst with some cold iced tea in the summer! The bottom line is, teas are fantastic; they come in many different flavors, and even contribute toward your overall