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Cleanses abound this time of year. Intuitively, it’s time to clear the clutter, but which method is right for you? I too used to get incredibly overwhelmed sifting through the various options.  As I did, I couldn’t help but ask myself the following “what ifs…” If you’re anything like me and crave a cleanse that celebrates simplicity, self-care, and […]

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Holistic Nutritionist Ellie Freeman explores whether diet or exercise is more effective in stimulating and maintaining weight loss. Research validates that food makes more of an impact.

BLOG: exercise vs diet

When it comes to weight loss goals, I get asked by my clients all the time… “Which is more important-exercise or diet?” The answer is diet. While a daily bout of activity is phenomenal for strengthening the heart, boosting the mood  and improving sleep, an exercise program alone will not sustainably offer the weight loss […]

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Holistic Nutritionist Ellie Freeman describes how mushrooms help defend the body and stimulate immunity

MUSHROOMS = DEFENSE

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Watermelon is a functional food that has the capacity to hydrate the body and serve as a form of holistic nutrition. Ellie Freeman offers advice on how much to consume and what properties the watermelon offers besides just water.

WATERMELON + THIRST

Heat. It can be both a oppressive and luxurious as we buzz around on hot summer days or engage in any act of physical exertion. Our body’s way of compensating is to sweat which not only cools us down but also induces a deep cleansing effect by releasing toxins through the skin. As a former […]

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Picture of turmeric- a potent spice and whole food remedy

TURMERIC + INFLAMMATION

Pain is hard to ignore. It affects the way we act, sleep and live. As a an athlete, I  learned at a young age to push through pain or simply ignore it. While this may have allowed me to reach my short-term athletic goals it led to some pretty serious long-term health complications. Why? Any […]

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