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“Limit Sugar-Free," says WHO

“No Calories, No Consequence” is Not True.

The World Health Organization made a new recommendation after it received enough information to prove metabolic disruption is correlated to and may also be caused by the following “zero-calorie, sugar-free” substitutes:

Monk Fruit, Stevia, Sucralose, Aspartame, Acesuflame-K, Acesulfame Potassium, Ace-K, Equal®, SPLENDA®, neotame, saccharin, Monk Fruit In The Raw®, Lakanto®, SweetLeaf® and Whole Earth®,...

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The Latest Wearable Device: CGM

You don’t need the latest innovation to extract valuable information, there's a better way!

Want to lose weight, lower blood sugar, and improve metabolic health? Don't jump on this device trend! Diet companies are betting a wearable device will provide the feedback to highlight bad choices and reinforce good choices to transform behavior. The concept is good, but the round-the-clock surveillance isn’t necessary. There’s a better, less expensive way, to get the same...

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Unsafe Supplements & FDA Warnings

diet trends supplements Sep 16, 2022

“Congressman’s Wife Died After Taking Herbal Remedy Marketed for Diabetes & Weight Loss”: the headline from CBS News and it also caught my eye when it was also reported by the NY Times. These reports made me question, “How safe are supplements?” 

Warnings Issued by the FDA

“White Mulberry Leaf” was the cause of death for the Congressman’s wife. She took it as a supplement either taken in the form of a capsule or tea. Either way, it...

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Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

Blood Sugar Matters for Everyone, Especially if You're Over 45  

If you’re over 45 years old, you’re even more susceptible to increased blood pressure, increased body weight, increased (bad) LDL cholesterol, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes and more! Elevated blood sugar levels is a cause and contributor to most every one of these conditions.

Healthy foods can help lower blood sugar levels naturally to help improve these conditions to avoid progressive disease.

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Sweet Potatoes Aren't Healthier: "Uprooting" the Myth

Sweet potatoes have been erroneously reported as the healthier potato because the size used for comparison was a Russet that’s 52% larger in weight! How did so many trusted nutritional professionals and reliable resources get this nutrition fact so wrong? 


Sizes like small, medium and large are most familiar to the general population and easiest to visualize. The problem is the weight for each medium sample on the USDA’s website isn’t the same, see USDA images below.

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5 Reasons Why I Won’t Eat Fast-Food Chicken 

Where's the Chicken? I was shocked to learn that grilled chicken in a fast-food environment of any kind, isn’t a healthy food, it’s a healthy imposter! At least 14% of the meat, isn’t chicken. And that’s not the only reason why I won’t eat it…

5 reasons why I won’t eat fast-food chicken: Fat, Fakes, Fillers, Appetite Accelerants & Added Sugar! 

#1 Fat in fast-food is synonymous with “unhealthy” because most of it is fried....

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5 Favorite Flavor Finds!

Healthy food can taste good! Check out all five photo images along with links, so you can try them and decide if you want to stock them in your pantry too! 

Ovvia's recipes for making your own salsa, guacamole and pesto are great ways to add flavor to your food. But homemade isn't always fast, easy and convenient. That's why, I keep these five things on my shelf at all times! 

"Everything But the Bagel" 

Yes this sesame seasoning blend is free of smuggles! And while I...

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Best Weekend Pancake Recipe!

Pancakes are a fun food I enjoy on occasion and when I do, they better be exceptionally good! Which means, I will make my own mix, using simple ingredients, from my family recipe below: no fillers, no fakes and no flour imposters. 

What’s a flour imposter? It’s flour impersonating a healthy food, because it is made from a healthy ingredient, it pretends to be healthier. But it isn’t because once the healthy ingredient is transformed it into flour it’s an...

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Olive Oil vs. Butter?

Did you hear the latest news about Olive Oil?

Ignore it. 

Olive oil made the headlines recently with claims to “improve health & increase lifespan” and positioned it superior to butter, but is it true? 

A headline doesn’t tell the entire story, it’s intended to get you to read the story: grab your attention. 

So what’s really going on? 

Researchers asked study participants to self-report by completing a dietary questionnaire once every...

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10 Tips to Avoid Healthy Imposters

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Want the short-cut to healthy eating? Don't be fooled by the "healthy imposters". There are so many processed foods impersonating healthy foods. The problem is these imposters can easily derail your weight-loss & wellness goals and over-time can truly accumulate to negative health consequences.

Here are my TOP 10 quick tips to help you identify healthy imposters!

  1. Ignore the front of the package. It’s the promotional space used by manufacturers to convince you to...
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