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Nutrition Bites - Allergy Season

That time of year is here, when the grip of Winter's cold seems to finally be lifted, flowers are are slowly starting to bloom, the birds & the bees are all a'twitter and, oh yeah – pollen also fills the air! For allergy sufferers, Springtime probably brings feelings of anxiety or that reluctant submission to the annual popping of allergy pills to keep their symptoms at bay. Although there are many different medications available to relieve those all-too-common allergy symptoms, sometimes changes in your diet can also provide you with some much needed relief and even provide a measure of “prevention”, if you will.

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Detoxifying Chopped Chicken Salad

A great way to fill up on detoxifying foods is to combine them in a salad. I scoured the internet and came up with this great combination that is both delicious and satisfying. Make it as is or use it as a base to add your own favourite veggies: onions, peppers, beets, avocado, etc.

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On Top Esthetics -March Beauty Tip of the Month

How to Prevent Lipstick from Bleeding, By Tiffani Ainsworth Bleeding lip lines is very common but also very frustrating for many women. So.... I am going to share one of my beauty tricks!!! Shhhhhhh!

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Curried Carrot Soup for Fall!

Recipe by Dawn Thalheimer This carrot soup is great on its own and also for pouring over some cooked meat or veggies. You can even pre-make a few batches and freeze in jars or Ziplock bags for later.

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Nutrition Bites - What's the real deal with chocolate?

Krista, what's the real deal with CHOCOLATE? I've heard it's actually good for us and is even heart healthy, but is that really true and won't it just make me gain weight?! Ok, here's the deal...YES, you've heard correctly that chocolate can be a healthy part of our diet, but not all chocolate is created equal - not by a long shot! Dark chocolate in particular contains many antioxidants as well as plenty of the heart-smart mineral - magnesium. Because of its properties, dark chocolate has been shown to have a blood-thinning effect, lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation, is good for the skin, and can actually be a stress-reliever!

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On Top Esthetics - February Beauty Tip of the Month

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The Trainer is 'IN' - What is the Optimal Training Program for Fat Loss

I get asked this question frequently, especially after the holiday season and the beginning of a New Year where weight loss resolutions seem to be a top priority. First, let’s distinguish the difference between fat loss and weight loss. Just because the number on the scale is going down doesn’t mean that you are losing body fat. It is possible to lose weight by restricting your calories and doing endless cardio sessions but you are also losing precious metabolically-active tissue: muscle. A more practical approach to assessing fat loss is how you feel in your clothes, or by taking measurements.

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Nutrition Bites - Ask the Nutritionist

Nutrient density as I tend to use it as nutrition professional means those foods that provide substantial amounts of vitamins & minerals (or other nutritional value) and relatively few calories. Fruits and vegetables are the most obvious foods that are most nutrient or nutritionally-dense, whereas products containing added sugars, processed cereals, and alcohol are not!

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