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What If Intermittent Fasting DOESN’T Work? (You’re Probably Doing it Wrong)

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I saw a blog post recently…obviously I’m not going to name names, but the author asked, “What If Intermittent Fasting Doesn’t Work?” That would be a fair question, if they’d used science to refute the evidence that IF lowers your total cholesterol and your blood pressure, or that being in the fasted state causes mass fat […]

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Keto Smoothie Recipes: How Do You Lose the Sugar, but Keep the Sweet?

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Do you love smoothies as much as I do? Are you running out of high-fat low-carb options? I’ve got your keto smoothie recipes right here!   Let’s say you grab a smoothie that SOUNDS healthy, like a strawberry banana smoothie, while you’re on the go. Let’s say it’s from McDonalds… Well, I’m sorry to tell […]

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I Can’t Poop!…and Other Tales from the Toilet

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Now, don’t lie to yourself here…We’ve all done that embarrassing Google search, “Why is my poop black/green,” “I can’t poop,” etc. Wondering if it means something scary… Of course, it usually isn’t much of a danger sign. If you’re not A) eating enough fat; B) eating enough fibrous veggies; or C) drinking enough water; you can […]

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Mason Jar Salad! Looks Good, Tastes Even Better

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The “mason jar salad.” It’s fun, it’s fresh, it’s all over Pinterest…But is there any real reason for you to try it? Hey, you!! Are you eating your veggies? If so, great! If not…or, if kinda-sorta-not-every-day…you may be able to motivate yourself with the power of presentation. I’m a big proponent of proper presentation (sorry, I’ll […]

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Are Air Fryers Too Good to Be True? Also: Air Fryer Recipes!

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Ready for some fantastic air fryer recipes? Or are you not sold on this frying fad yet?     Air fryers are so hot right now! But before you fork over the dough (and fry it) you probably have some questions. Like, is frying with an air fryer really that much healthier, and do you have […]

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Why You SHOULDN’T Do Intermittent Fasting!! (Myths)

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Before you read…check out my NEW 12-Day Intermittent Fasting series on YouTube! First video below: So, what’s up with the title of this article, right? No intermittent fasting?? You’re probably thinking, what the heck happened to the Melissa I know and love? Don’t worry, she’s still here, and about to bust some intermittent fasting myths. […]

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Suicide Prevention: Reach Out, and Let Others Know You’re There

Suicide, and suicide prevention, have been major media topics lately, after the recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.     Depression can be an isolating, debilitating condition for the people who live with it every day. I actually lost my uncle to suicide, so mental health and making sure to “check in” with […]

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Feeling Weak and Tired? You May Have Anemia

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Most of you have probably heard of anemia before. You might even know the signs: brittle, ridged fingernails; tired and pale; headaches and dizziness… Yeah, iron deficiency is annoying and weakening, and it’s potentially dangerous too. I’m not trying to scare you…I just want to make people aware that it’s all too easy to have […]

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Is Factory Farming Bad? What Meat Should I Eat?

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You’ve probably heard that factory farming makes animals sick… So it’s bad for you too, right? What exactly defines “factory farming,” and is it DEFINITELY bad for animals and for the humans who consume them? Factory farms are a sensitive topic with a lot of broader ethical implications, so for today’s post, I just want […]

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How Do I Sleep Better at Night? Exercise is the Key!

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Some of us sleep better at night than others. As it turns out, exercise plays a big role in that! It probably doesn’t surprise you to learn that exercise helps your sleep patterns, gets you to sleep faster, and…exercise even helps you get deeper, more restful sleep by resetting your sleep cycles! I mean, it doesn’t […]

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