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Dr. Olivia talks about allergy free pantries

Allergy Free Pantry – Gluten, Dairy and Egg Replacements

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I know how overwhelming it can be to find out that you, or someone in your family has food sensitivities. You may not believe it, because you’ve eaten these foods daily without noticing any effect. However “how you feel” does not necessarily tell you how your body is “functioning.” People with food sensitivities experience an […]

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Dr. Olivia discusses Iodine and your health

Iodine, The Forgotten Mineral

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Iodine is one of the most forgotten nutrients in daily supplements, and is also becoming one of the hardest nutrients to get in your diet.  So first, let’s talk about RDI’s.  RDI stands for recommended daily intake and this is defined as the minimum amount you need to get of a certain nutrient in order to […]

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Dr. Olivia tells how to use Agave nectar

The TRUTH about Agave

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Agave has become a taboo subject in the world of health and nutrition.  May experts recommend it as an all natural and low glycemic sweetener, and many experts discredit it’s claim to be natural, raw or organic.  So I am here to give you the FACTS on Agave, instead of my OPINION. FACTS: Agave nectar […]

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Be a Lunchbox Hero

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I can’t stress enough how much more nutritious your lunch can be if you make it yourself, versus buying a school or work lunch.  First of all, you have no control over the ingredients that go into school/work lunches. I have now personally toured the kitchen and lunch rooms of 4 different schools in my […]

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Break Out of Your Food Rut

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Many of us fall in to food ruts that we can’t seem to get out of.  Buying the same exact things every time we go shopping and cooking the same exact foods every week.  Sound familiar?  So, here are some fresh and healthy ideas to inspire your creative side when it comes to shopping and […]

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Read the label for artificial ingredients

Top 5 Ingredients to Avoid

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1)      Hydrogenated and Partially Hydrogenated Oils.  These are man-made fats which actually stay in the body for up to 90 days and have been linked to high cholesterol.  They are commonly found in margarine, and in many pre-packaged desserts and baked good to keep them soft and shelf stable. More or less, these fats allow products […]

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Eating good foods from the Healthy Food Awards

Good Food Awards

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I understand how overwhelming it can be trying to transform your lifestyle to a healthier one.  You may not even know where to start.  I am here to make it easy for you.  The first myth I would like to bust is that eating healthy is more expensive.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  […]

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Milk is it healthy or not?

Milk, Good or Bad?

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  I frequently see people with food sensitivities to milk who ask the question, “well if I stop drinking milk, where will I get calcium?”  So, let’s think about this for a minute…where does calcium in milk come from?  The answer is: it is fortified into the milk.  Calcium once was naturally occuring in milk […]

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