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The 4 Reasons You Should Stop Eating All That Dairy

By Nicole Martin   |  January 19, 2017

Dairy is everywhere. Literally everywhere. Americans on average eat around 630 pounds of dairy each year, whether it be in the form of milk, yogurt, ice cream, cheese, etc. And speaking of cheese...

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Stir Fry and "CHEESY" Vegan Fajita Food Prep

January 19, 2017

Stir Fry and Cheesy Fajita Food Prep

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The Real Truth About Cholesterol

By Michael Dangovian   |  January 17, 2017

If you were to ask a hundred people whether cholesterol is “good” or “bad,” all but a very few would instantly say “bad” and give you a look like you're either incredibly dumb or your question was a trick.

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Confessions of a Recovering Chip-a-Holic

By Nicole Martin   |  January 12, 2017

Growing up one of the staples in my diet were potato chips. After school, every day... Cheezits, Lays, Ruffles, whatever... and usually with dip. Then I got sick...

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What to Look for in a Health Coach

By Nicole Martin   |  December 29, 2016

But how do you find the right coach? I can tell you that my experience has taught me a heck of a lot more than my certifications.

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Wellness Wraps & Hummus Recipes

December 28, 2016

Wellness Wraps & Hummus Recipes

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Oil-Free Dressing Recipes

December 20, 2016

Oil-Free Salad Dressings!

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December Cooking Day

December 19, 2016

December Cooking Day!

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December Recipe Club

By Lauren Meier   |  December 15, 2016

December Recipe Club

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Zucchini Pesto (Dairy Free)

December 8, 2016

15 Minute Zucchini Pesto (Dairy Free)

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November Recipe Club

November 17, 2016

Recipes from our Recipe Club!

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Why You Can't Get Healthy Alone

By Nicole Martin   |  September 30, 2016

The hardest part about getting healthy is, for a lot of people, knowing where to start. And the hardest part of knowing where to start is the fact that every time you look into some health tip, you find a countering opinion...

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4 Things You Can Do Nutritionally RIGHT NOW to Improve Your Life

By Nicole Martin   |  September 27, 2016

Very few people have ever decided that they are going to just throw up their hands, decide that whatever happens happens, and just choose to stay sick and broken down and headed for an early grave. But at the same time, the evidence is there...

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The Power of Getting Quiet

By Michael Dangovian   |  September 22, 2016

Do you feel good? Right now, at this moment, do you feel good? As a cardiologist now halfway through my third decade of practice, I've noticed two things about the possible answers to that question...

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Why You Should Eat Plants

By Nicole Martin   |  September 19, 2016

Why should you eat plants? Seems like kind of a dumb question, right? Our moms all told us to eat our vegetables, so it's wired inside us to know that they are good for us. Just knowing, though, doesn't seem to be enough...

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Why You Should Practice Present Moment Awareness

By Michael Dangovian   |  September 16, 2016

One of the hardest things to do in this day and age is slow down. Our phones constantly distract us, there are screens everywhere begging for our attention, and life doesn't exactly allow you to just hit the pause button...

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Feeling it Out: The Power of the Elimination Diet

By Nicole Martin   |  September 13, 2016

When most people hear the words "eliminate" and "diet" together, they think of deprivation. They think about giving up all the foods they currently eat. They picture a grey wasteland of bland foodstuffs and unfed cravings. But that's not at all how it works...

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First Do No Harm: The One Things that Drives Me NUTS as a Doctor

By Michael Dangovian   |  September 8, 2016

Even after twenty-plus years as a practicing cardiologist, there is one thing that, above all else, drives me nuts. Before I get to that, though, let me make something very clear.

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The 5 Supplements that You Should (Probably) be Taking Every Day

By Michael Dangovian   |  September 6, 2016

Given our culture's current and collectively terrible diet, supplements are often necessary. Here are some of the essentials.

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How to Optimize Your Daily Routine for Optimum Health

By Nicole Martin   |  September 1, 2016

How we think and feel about the world determines, in a very real way, how we live our lives. Adding powerful habits into your daily flow can have life-changing effects on all aspects of your health.

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The End of Real Food: Hijacking the Word “Diet”

By Nicole Martin   |  August 30, 2016

When people say they're on a “diet,” what do they actually mean?

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Chill: How to Relax

By Michael Dangovian   |  August 26, 2016

I don't have to tell you that as a country we are “stressed out.” You hear it all the time. Whether we're worried about the political climate, aging, our jobs, all the uncertainties related to our families... the list is infinite.

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How to Develop New Habits that Transform Your Life

By Michael Dangovian   |  August 23, 2016

Before you begin figuring out how to replace your bad habits with good ones, you need to understand that everything you do for your health has to be a step toward nutrition.

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The Importance of Gradual Change

By Nicole Martin   |  August 19, 2016

Just losing the weight doesn't mean you're healthy. Health is all about nutrifying your life. It's about making changes to your life—literally choosing “life” over “death” each moment of your life.

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Thank Your Regular Stars: Why You Need to Start a Gratitude Journal Today

By Nicole Martin   |  August 4, 2016

Real change comes from slowly transforming your habits. The gratitude journal is the first healthy habit we work to instill. It's the first because it sets the tone for the rest. Here's how, and why, to do it!

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The Health Care System is Broken: Here's How YOU Can Fix It.

By Michael Dangovian   |  July 27, 2016

Doctors are there to make sure we don't get sick, right?The answer is, unfortunately: NOPE.Maybe that was true at some point, but take a look around you. Take a good hard look at your own health journey. The system, without question, is broken. And broken badly.

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The 5 Sneaky Signs of Metabolic Syndrome

By Michael Dangovian   |  July 21, 2016

You wouldn't know it from the way the job title is used these days, but the root word for "doctor" in Latin means "to teach." Maybe that's one of the big reasons our healthcare system is in disarray. Let's fix that.

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6 Sweet Ways to Shake Off Sugar

By Nicole Martin   |  July 19, 2016

Above and beyond being simply addictive, sugar is also one of the main things driving the obesity, autoimmune, and heart disease epidemics currently running roughshod through our culture. Let's kick it! Here's how:

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The Secret Link Between Health & Community

By Nicole Martin   |  July 14, 2016

Health doesn't happen in isolation. Health happens in community.

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