Food Allergies

In 2004, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act was passed to establish the top eight common food allergies among Americans: milk, eggs, peanuts/tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, and soy. This act reported that almost 90% of allergies occur from one of the eight listed foods.  Milk According to the U.S Food and Drug Administration, cow’s milk allergy is most common among young children … Continue reading Food Allergies

Food and Mood

There’s evidence that disruption to the gut’s natural biome can have a real impact on the body and brain. Certain foods have a significant impact on gut bacteria, and avoiding things that are high in additives and preservatives can help protect against your gut’s usual function. Gut-friendly food choices include:• Whole foods• Fresh fruits and vegetables (in a range of colors)• Frozen fruits• Higher fiber … Continue reading Food and Mood

Overcoming the Dreaded Plateau

Weight loss is a long journey. There are many happy moments and small victories that remind us it’s all worth it, from losing an extra pound than usual or fitting into our old jeans from 10 years ago. But it can also bring frustration, disappointment, and tears, mainly when that dreaded plateau hits. Now, instead of rolling down the mountain, you’re just sitting there, unmoving. … Continue reading Overcoming the Dreaded Plateau