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February 6, 2016

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Chronic Inflammation – Is your body trying to tell you something?

Frequently, inflammation comes up as a topic when people are discussing their health, nutrition, and/or wellness.  But what exactly is inflammation?  Inflammation can be a confusing topic.  Today, I want to talk about inflammation, what it is, what causes it…
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Don’t Beat Yourself Up. Tips for getting back on track.

After taking a little time off I am getting back into the swing of things.  The holidays were nice. We spent the holidays with family and, unfortunately, the boys spent most of winter break battling sickness.  We didn’t follow a…
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Five Tips For Reducing Stress.

Many of us experience stress, some of us more than others.  Stress is a natural reaction to everyday life experiences.  The reaction to stress can be physical and/or mental.  Stress can be triggered from everyday responsibilities at home, work, school,…
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Your Skin Is The Largest Organ In Your Body

What you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your mouth.  As a nutritionist, I talk a lot about how the food we eat fuels our body and how nutrition impacts our health.  As…
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Tips For a Strong Immune System and How to Combat The Cold And Flu

Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us.  Has your house been hit yet?  During the winter months we tend to spend more time indoors.  Spending more time indoors means more exposure to germs and not as much vitamin D.  Our…
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The Best Nutrition Plan For Your Needs

With so many choices it can get confusing to pick the right diet or nutrition plan.  Are you curious about paleo, primal, keto, or one of the many other diets?  I know you have heard me talk about bio-individuality before,…
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5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Happy Thanksgiving!  I wanted to let all of you know that I am grateful for you.    I truly appreciate you taking the time to read my weekly emails/blog posts.  My goal is to help as many people as I…
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Is Cholesterol Bad for Your Health?

Did you know that dietary cholesterol or the cholesterol that is found in foods, such as egg yolks and butter is different from the cholesterol that is found in your blood?  The cholesterol that is found in your blood is produced…
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Diabetes has Become an Epidemic in the United States

In honor of November being national diabetes month, I thought I would share a little information on diabetes and help bring awareness to the disease.  Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood sugar, or blood glucose, is too high. …
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Leaky What? Leaky Gut and How to Heal it.

Leaky gut or intestinal permeability is a condition that affects the lining of the intestines.  It occurs when there is damage to the intestinal lining, which then allows toxins, microbes, undigested food particles and waste to cross the intestinal wall…
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What to do if you have an Autoimmune Disease.

Last week I discussed autoimmune disorders, what they are, what causes them, who is at risk and I also provided a list of the most common autoimmune disorders.  You can read that post here. Autoimmune diseases are caused by genetic…
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The Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise.

Do you have an autoimmune disease?  If you do not have an autoimmune disease you most likely know someone has one.  The American Autoimmune Related Disease Association, Inc. estimates that over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease, and the number of…
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5 tips to boost your immune system as you prepare for the cold and flu seasons.

5 tips to boost your immune system as you prepare for the cold and flu seasons: Eat a whole food, nutrient dense diet. Your body needs many nutrients such as vitamin A, C, D and E along with important minerals…
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It Is Amazing What You Can Accomplish in 21 Days – My experience with the 21 Day Sugar Detox

When I first started the 21 Day Sugar Detox (21 DSD) I was nervous, 21 days is a long time, right?!  Going into week 3 I realized that 21 days is not a long time at all.  It is amazing…
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 My “go to” 21 Day Sugar Detox Products

I am finishing up the final week of The 21 Day Sugar Detox (21 DSD).   I’d like to share with you 5 of my “go to” products, in no particular order; GT’s Kombucha, you are allowed 8 oz. of kombucha…
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We all have our own version of healthy. What is yours?

Do you find yourself wanting to be a healthier version of yourself?  I am not just talking about weight loss or your fitness level, I am talking about your overall health.  Do you keep saying right now is not the…
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What is Nutritional Therapy and who is it for?

Recently I have been getting the question, What is Nutritional Therapy and why would I need to see a nutritional therapist?  Below is a concise answer to all of you who have been asking.   What is it?  Nutritional therapy…
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It is Time for me to do The 21 Day Sugar Detox Again.

It is time, time for me to complete The 21 Day Sugar Detox.  It has been awhile since I completed a 21 Day Sugar Detox and honestly, I hadn’t felt the need.  I live a healthy, clean-eating lifestyle most of…
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What To Do If You Are Struggling To Reach Your Goals?

Recently, I shared with you three things you should know about living a balanced and healthy lifestyle; it’s not about perfection, don’t live with regret, and do what makes you feel good and happy.  These three things always hold true…
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How To Live A Balanced and Healthy Lifestyle: 3 Things you should know.

As a nutritional therapy practitioner, certified personal trainer and health and wellness coach my goal is to help individuals and communities learn to live balanced healthy lifestyles.  Health and wellness is something that I have been interested in for as…
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Magnesium, an essential macro-mineral.

Give me all the chocolate!  Chocolate cake, chocolate bars, chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate!  Is this you?  Did you know that craving chocolate is a common sign of magnesium deficiency?  (Read more on what your cravings mean here).  Along with…
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5 Convincing Reasons To Quit Sugar

Is sugar really that bad for you?  For years’ fat was demonized and the craze was no-fat/low-fat.  Now it seems that sugar has become the new devil.  Should you believe what you are hearing?  Is it time to kick sugar…
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Tips to Improve the Quality and Quantity of Your Sleep.

In today’s society, so many of us are constantly on the go from one thing to the next.  We stay up late finishing projects, catching up on television shows or surfing social media on our phones.  The days of rising…
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7 Benefits of Adding Collagen to Your Daily Nutrition.

Three months ago I introduced Collagen to my daily nutrition and the results have been amazing.  I had used collagen here and there but not consistently up until three months ago. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. …
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My 5 Favorite Food Products (Right Now)

On either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon you will be able to find me walking the aisles of several different grocery stores stocking up for the week ahead.  I am one of the rare individuals who enjoys grocery shopping, which…
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The Nutritional Implication of Medications

Are the prescription medications or over the counter medications you are taking depleting you of vital nutrients? Have you ever asked your Doctor what nutritional implications your medications may have? No? Most people wouldn’t. I would assume that the doctor…
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Identifying Food Sensitivities With Coca’s Pulse Test

Identifying a food allergy, intolerance or sensitivity can take time and/or cost a lot of money.  One of the most effective ways to identify an intolerance or sensitivity is to do an elimination diet, but this method can take several…
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Kick Sugar Cravings To The Curb With the 21 Day Sugar Detox!

I am officially a Certified 21 Day Sugar Detox Coach. Starting next month I will be running both local and online Detox groups. You may ask yourself, what is “The 21 Day Sugar Detox”? The 21 Day Sugar Detox was…
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Finding the Root Cause of Your Aches and Pains.

Do you suffer from aches and pains? Do you use over the counter pain medications on a regular basis? The pain medications you are taking could be causing more harm than they are helping. It is time to figure out…
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The Many Names of Sugar

Sugar intake is on the rise, the average American consumes approximately 130 pounds of added sugars a year! 130 pounds, that is a lot, it breaks down to approximately 31 teaspoons of sugar a day! All this sugar, which is…
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Tips for Reading Food Labels and Checking Ingredients

When making food choices and trying to eat a healthy, nutrient dense diet one of the most important things you need to know and start doing is reading labels and checking ingredients. It goes beyond looking at the front of…
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Two powerful tools: accountability & community.

ACCOUNTABILITY & COMMUNITY Accountability- the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility Community- a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing a common attitudes, interests and goals. Accountability, we all need it!  We need it for any…
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Don’t let the holiday weekend keep you from reaching your health goals.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, including an extended three day weekend, with celebrations often times including unhealthy foods and alcoholic beverages. Holiday weekends can make it more difficult to stick with your nutrition plan and exercise program.…
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Nutritional Detoxification

  Many of us have tried a detox or know somebody who has tried a one or is doing one now.  There are tons of ads selling us the latest “detox” to help us lose weight or kick start our…
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5 Tips to Help Relieve Seasonal Allergies

Are you one of the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies or what is also referred to as Hay Fever?  If you don’t suffer from this I am sure you know somebody who is feeling miserable because of…
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Ditch the Sugary and Processed Snacks!

Are the items in your pantry keeping you from reaching your health goals?  Do you find yourself wondering why you cannot lose those last 5 to 10 pounds?  Ever wonder why you are always craving sugar or find yourself snacking? …
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Stress, Fatigue, Exhaustion? Is it Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue seems to be everywhere these days.  I read articles about it online, see Facebook posts, listen to podcasts; but what is it and why should I care? Adrenal fatigue is a fatigue caused by overworked, or poorly working,…
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Breakfast. Dinner. Who has time for meals?!

Quick and Easy Meal Ideas. I often hear people say they do not have time for breakfast.  I also hear so many people say they are too busy to make healthy dinners at home. There are two things I recommend…
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5 Simple Swaps to Make Eating Real Food Easier

5 Simple Swaps to Make Eating Real Food Easier. As I have said before, switching to a real food diet does not need to be overwhelming.  Many times we overcomplicate the process when we should just keep it simple.  We…
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Is All Protein Created Equal?

Not all protein is created equal.  What do I mean by this? As a nutritional therapist I am a firm believer in bio-individuality and can respect a person’s decision to choose the type of diet they want to follow.  If…
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Low Carb? No Carb? Are carbs the enemy?

Low carb diets have become all the rage over the years and carbohydrates have gained quite a bad rap, which makes the topic of carbohydrates confusing.  Carbohydrates are one of the macronutrients that make up foods, the other macronutrients are…
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Is Fat Bad For You?

Is fat bad for you? Are you consuming the right fat? Have you been told that fat is bad for you?  Are you, or have you been, on a low fat diet?  If so, you are going to want to…
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My Favorite Health and Wellness Blogs and Podcasts.

I am writing this post from sunny Florida.  We decided to book a last minute spring break vacation to the sunshine state.  I wish I could stay in Florida until it was warm and sunny in Wisconsin.  We have been…
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5 things you can start doing today to improve your digestion.

Digestion is a north to south process that starts in the brain.  The three main organs, from a nutritional standpoint, that are important to digestion are the stomach, the pancreas, and the gallbladder.  The main goal of digestion is to…
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The Importance of Being Properly Hydrated.

Do you drink enough water?  Water is the most important nutrient in the body.  Water is also the most common nutritional deficiency among the American population.  Water has many roles within the body.  Water regulates body temperature, makes breathing easier,…
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Stop failing to plan and start meal prepping!

I have two words and a quote for you… Meal Prep… ”If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” –Benjamin Franklin It is the middle of the week, it’s 5 PM, and you have nothing planned for dinner. …
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A commitment to eating healthy.

You have committed to eating healthy, are all set to go, but you are not sure what is healthy and what is not.  It can be overwhelming with so much information out there on the internet.  One website says eat…
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What is gluten and Should I give it up?

Gluten is the general name given for proteins that are found in wheat, rye and barley.  The two main gluten proteins are gliadin and glutenin.  Gluten, which literally means glue in Latin is what makes dough elastic, allows bread to…
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Could your food cravings be telling you something?

Could your food cravings be telling you something?  Many of us experience food cravings, which is completely normal but often we feel ashamed by them.  Cravings can stem from hormone imbalances, emotional issues, and general imbalances in the body.  Your…
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Snacks for on the Go!

Trying to eat healthy when life gets busy can feel overwhelming to many people.  Often times when we get busy and don’t have a plan in place we say the heck with it and we grab whatever is convenient in…
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Does food tracking lead to obsessive thoughts around eating?

Does food tracking lead to obsessive thoughts around eating? I ask this question after trying many different forms of food tracking.  I mean haven’t we all counted calories at one time or another?  I know I have!  I can remember…
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We are officially almost three weeks into 2017!

Wow!  We are officially almost three weeks into 2017!  This year instead of making a New Year resolution, I decided to set goals for myself, both personally and professionally.  I was tired of pretending that I was going to actually…
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What Should I Eat and Where Should I Start?

What should I eat and where do I start? Let’s start with the basics; nutrition is a science that is focused on the interactions between living organisms and their food.  It includes the study of the biological processes used in…
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Shhh…I have the secret to optimal health!

Shhh...I have the secret to optimal health.  What if I told you I had a secret and that secret was about how to reach optimal health? Would you want me to tell you the secret?  What would you do to know…
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Five of My Favorite Things!

With the year coming to an end I wanted to share with you five of my favorite things that have made my life easier and are helping me live a healthier and happier lifestyle!   #1:  To Top the list is my…
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The Start of Jamey Floreck, Nutrtition. Fitness. Coaching.

Hi there! I hope you are doing well and find what I have to say along the way useful and thought provoking at times.  I am a recent graduate of the Nutritional Therapy Association, which means I now have the…
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Transformed!

Transformed body and mind. Physical and mental health are both so important.Over the past year and a half physically I have changed but I also feel healthier mentally and emotionally. A lot changed during the year span that these pictures were…
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