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Should you be taking probiotics? Or prebiotics?

Should you be taking probiotics? Or prebiotics?

February 28, 2019

Walk into any pharmacy or grocery store, and you will likely see tons of probiotic products on several shelves offering a myriad of benefits from supporting your gut health, to boosting immunity, to weight loss.

The popularity of probiotics has grown exponentially in recent years. Consumers can get probiotics in the form of supplements as well as from foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, fruit juices, cereals, sausages, cookies, candy, granola bars, pet food and even in cos...

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ARE ARTIFICIAL COLORS IN MY SPORTS DRINKS SAFE?

ARE ARTIFICIAL COLORS IN MY SPORTS DRINKS SAFE?

December 17, 2018

Are Artificial Colors Safe?

Although they have been widely used for years, that shouldn’t justify that artificial colorants are safe. In the past, many dyes were banned because of their adverse effects on laboratory animals or because of a lack of adequate testing. Recently, some safety concerns have come to light that have put the use of artificial colors into the spotlight of controversy.   

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What is a ketogenic diet and is it safe?

What is a ketogenic diet and is it safe?

September 13, 2018

Ketogenic, ketone, keto or ketosis diet has gained a huge following in the US.  There is firestorm of postings and ads on Facebook and other social media platforms.  The “keto craze” is ramping up on promises of quick weight loss by eating all the fat and protein or taking magic pills to get to ketosis (this is explained further below).  However, some research says this diet is an unhealthy way to lose weight and, in some instances, it can be downright risky.  In this blog article, I wi...
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Understanding Protein: Which protein is best? What is the difference between a meal replacement and a protein supplement?

Understanding Protein: Which protein is best? What is the difference between a meal replacement and a protein supplement?

July 24, 2018

Protein is present in every cell, and thus every part, of your body. Protein plays an important role in building, repairing and maintaining your cells and your body. It is also the most satiating macronutrient, which makes it an especially important part of a diet when you’re trying to lose weight.

According to NPD market group research, about 78% of consumers want more protein in their diet to lose weight, get stronger and support age-related muscle loss. Thus, c...

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Why should we detox daily?

Why should we detox daily?

May 11, 2018

(JoyNutritionals) - Did you know the food you eat, the water your drink and the air you breathe to sustain life can cause what are known as free radicals and oxidative stress within your body?   Even healthy eating causes the generation of harmful molecules known as free radicals, and free radicals can cause a cascade of oxidative stress in your body. 
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WHAT IS INTERMITTENT FASTING AND IS THERE SCIENTIFIC PROOF TO SUPPORT IT?

WHAT IS INTERMITTENT FASTING AND IS THERE SCIENTIFIC PROOF TO SUPPORT IT?

May 08, 2018

(JoyNutritionals) - Periods of voluntary abstinence from food, aka fasting, has been practiced since the earliest days by people around the globe. There are many ethnology and religion describing a variety of fasting practices.  Intermittent fasting is a form of diet which involves cycling between periods of eating and abstinence/fasting from food.
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What is Collagen for?  Why is it so popular? And, does it have any scientific support?

What is Collagen for? Why is it so popular? And, does it have any scientific support?

May 08, 2018

(JoyNutritionals) - I had been formulating collagen products for several years when various clients asked me to develop collagen bone broth, collagen shakes, collagen bars, collagen capsules, collagen cream, etc.  I personally didn’t think much of it when I formulated for them since I felt that these products were trend based than science based.  

Proteins are made of amino acids and short chain peptides that can be utilized by our body as building blocks for regeneration of tissues...

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