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Autoimmunity is one of those intimidating words in the medical world. Am I right? The tricky thing about autoimmunity is how stealthily the symptoms sneak up and seem to “suddenly” attack. At first blush this may feel very discouraging. I’m here to tell you [from personal experience-mind you] that autoimmunity can be spotted far before [ continue reading → ]

Insomnia is a BIG deal! It’s definitely not worth ignoring. We hinted at the many consequences of insomnia in our last blog. We know how it affects us, and most of our friends too. But… what is it? In our fast-paced lives the effects of insomnia touch us all in some way. With 48% of [ continue reading → ]

We all know the frustration of a sleepless night. We toss and turn as our minds take this most inopportune time to dissect and analyze everything from the minor tiff we had with a friend to the pile of unfinished work awaiting us in the morning. We also know how crummy we feel the next [ continue reading → ]

If you’ve been following along with our post’s this month you now know how vital sleep is to your health. It affects everything from weight to cognition. Sleep is so important that we at Simply Nourished like to call it Vitamin S! Last week we gave you our top ten tips for getting some ZZZ’s [ continue reading → ]

The shelves of your health food and drug store are lined with supplements and other products luring in you with the promise of sweet dreams and sound slumber. Overwhelmed? Don’t be! We’ve taken the guess work out of it for you… below is a list of our favorites! Magnesium Magnesium is a vital mineral for [ continue reading → ]

Summer is finally in full swing as evidenced by a little more Summer is finally in full swing as evidenced by a little more bravery in the baring of arms. When the shorts roll out and sweaters get tucked away it’s time to celebrate skin’s shimmer, clarity and glow. If this is starting to sound [ continue reading → ]

As with many other nutrition topics, there are MISCONCEPTIONS about the consumption of cholesterol. What ROLE does it play in the body? Should I avoid foods with CHOLESTEROL? How do I MANAGE my cholesterol levels? Watch this video to find out all this and more!

Just hearing the word “macadamia” makes my mouth water. Now that I have tasted macadamia oil, I don’t know that my refrigerator will ever be without some on it’s shelf. Beside the buttery flavor and silky texture, macadamia oil boasts anti-inflammatory properties that are appealing to both the taste buds and the tissue. While I [ continue reading → ]

Tiny as they may be, flax seeds pack a punch of function. First: Flax offers a great source of fiber. Every tablespoon holds 8 g of fiber making it easy to bump up your fiber consumption of the day by doing nothing more than whirling it into a smoothie or sprinkling it onto a salad. [ continue reading → ]

With the release of Dr. Steven Gundry’s latest book, The Plant Paradox, a new nutrition villain has emerged on the scene. Enter the LECTIN. Lectins are nothing new. They are a type of protein found in the foods we eat. It is thought that lectins evolved as part of a plant’s natural defense system, helping [ continue reading → ]