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6 Misleading Terms to Watch Out for on Food Labels



More and more consumers are becoming health conscious, which means more and more manufacturers are adapting their labels accordingly.

Unfortunately though, manufacturers tend to use their marketing to trick and sell, not to inform and protect.

Consumers have learned that whole, natural, nutrient rich foods are the best. What many consumers don’t know is how to tell if a product really meets their nutritional expectations. Manufacturers are taking advantage of that confusion to slip in phrases that seem healthy but mean nothing.

Here are six of the most common, most misleading terms to watch out for (and what you should look for instead):

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July 29 |

10 Things to Toss for Your Health


10-things-to-tossYou’re going to come into contact with items and people that are harmful to your health on a regular basis. You can’t avoid everything — sick co-workers, dirty seats on the bus, plant pollen — but you can still have some control over a healthier lifestyle. By getting rid of the following items, you’ll be able to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.

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June 25 |

AIP Snacks giveaway!



Not too long ago, I wrote a post with over 50 different AIP snack ideas. Many of these were recipes you could make at home, but I also included some really tasty, AIP-compliant (free of grains, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshades) snacks that you could buy and enjoy while travelling or when pressed for time.

Well, if you’re AIP, Paleo, or just want your chance to get your hands on some delicious, allergen-free, snacks, you’ll want to enter this giveaway for Barefoot Provision’s AIP Survival pack, valued at $50! (Make sure to check out all of Barefoot Provision’s AIP-compliant foods).

This giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada. To enter, just fill out the widget below!

Click to enter!

March 7 |

Is Snacking Good For You?


is-snacking-good-for-youEditor’s note: Please welcome my friend and fellow holistic nutritionist Maranda Carvell of Propel Wellness. One question we’re often asked is if snacking is good or bad for you. After all, growing up, many of us were told that we’d ‘spoil our dinner’ if we snacked and yet in more recent history, we’re told to eat small snacks throughout the day. So which is it? Are snacks good, or bad, or what? 


Is snacking bad for you? Or is eating more often actually good for you? Which strategy is best? The articles in mainstream media are really confusing on this topic.  Like a lot of issues when it comes to nutrition, the answer is “It depends”.

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February 20 |

80+ Paleo Slow Cooker recipes to get you out of your winter rut


80+ paleo slower cooker recipes (with over 40 AIP recipes)It’s winter, there aren’t any fresh, local vegetables to be seen around these parts (unless they’re greenhouse grown or stored root vegetables), and now that we’re at the peak of winter, and the holidays are over, it’s easy to slip into a ‘What’s for Dinner?’ rut. Same old, same old. It’s hard enough to get a good, warming meal on the dinner table that is both delicious and nutritious, but it’s even harder when you’re pressed for time.

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January 28 |
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