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Cold Pressed Green Tea Health Benefits: GUT Health! ☕️

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I know I’ve talked about the importance of a healthy gut before, but I truly think that scientists will soon discover that basically all disease starts in the gut. Lucky for you, a great gut is one of many GREEN TEA health benefits. Yep, that’s right! Green tea contains polyphenols, which are micronutrients from plant-based […]

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Is Fasted Cardio Safe? Will It Make You Lose Muscle?

So working out while in a FASTED state (8 – 12+ hours after the last time you ate) is becoming more and more popular. But is fasted cardio, fasted weightlifting etc. SAFE? People seem to be worried that if they don’t fuel up right before their circuit training or their morning run…they’ll end up feeling […]

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How to Do a Pull Up, in 6 Months!

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Any woman who’s getting serious about strength training has probably wondered how to do a PULL UP because it’s honestly not that easy. Maybe you’ve even been hanging from the pull-up bar before and tried to do juuuuust one, thinking it looks simple (because it really does!!). But then you try, and nothing’s happening, and […]

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

what if intermittent fasting doesn't work

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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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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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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