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A Gluten-Free Diet and Weight Loss

by Laura J Hieb, ND on June 22, 2022
A Gluten-Free Diet and Weight Loss
More and more people are following a gluten-free diet If you are not following one yourself, you may be wondering "Why are people following a gluten-free diet? " "Should I be following a gluten-free diet?" "Do gluten-free diets help with weight loss?" and "What the heck is gluten anyway?" Gluten, and gliadin (GLEE-uh-din), a component of...
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What is a Healthful Diet?

What is a Healthful Diet?

by Laura J Hieb, ND on June 15, 2022
There is a lot of controversy these days about what constitutes a healthful diet. But when looking at what makes a healthful meal, there is a lot of consensus. Everyone can agree that vegetables...
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Weight Loss, continued

Weight Loss, continued

by Laura J Hieb, ND on June 8, 2022
So you still want to lose weight, but how? I would suggest mindfulness. Pay attention to what you eat. Then ask yourself some questions. What do you like about your eating habits? Which ones...
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Fad Diets Part III

Fad Diets Part III

by Laura J Hieb, ND on June 1, 2022
I know I'm really dating myself, but does anyone remember the machines from the 1960's and 70's that were supposed to jiggle your fat away? The person stood on a platform, put a looped belt around...
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Fad Diets Part II

Fad Diets Part II

by Laura J Hieb, ND on May 25, 2022
Many fad diets focus on a certain food that is claimed to be a miracle metabolism-booster that will quickly melt away the pounds--as long as you eat it at every meal, or in place of a meal....
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Fad Diets

Fad Diets

by Laura J Hieb, ND on May 18, 2022
Fad diets have been around for a long time. Most of them are not new, but have just been recycled and often renamed. What are fad diets? Fad diets are like a fairy tale. We really want to...
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Alcohol and Weight Loss

Alcohol and Weight Loss

by Laura J Hieb, ND on May 11, 2022
Okay....this is a big one for a lot of people. When embarking on a weight loss diet, one of the first things we're told to avoid is alcohol. Largely because we are told that alcohol...
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Happy New Year 2022!

Happy New Year 2022!

by Laura J Hieb, ND on December 28, 2021
As we embark on another trip around the Sun, we tend to make some resolutions and/or institute some changes in our lives. Usually these are good. Sometimes they are overwhelming. Sometimes less...
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Preventing Nutritional Deficiencies on the Pill

Preventing Nutritional Deficiencies on the Pill

by Laura J Hieb, ND on December 22, 2021
Supplements to Take While on the Pill or Other Forms of Hormonal Birth control When taking the pill, or using an IUD that contains hormones, (like the Mirena or Skylar IUDs) your body gets...
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The Skinny on Fats, Part II

The Skinny on Fats, Part II

by Laura J Hieb, ND on December 21, 2021
The Skinny on Fats Part II Fats can be categorized as being saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Saturated fats make up most of the fats in traditional diets, and did so in the US...
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The Skinny on Fats

The Skinny on Fats

by Laura J Hieb, ND on December 7, 2021
So in my last blog, we explored the concept that all calories are not the same, which debunks the low/no-fat diet theory many of us grew up with. But why is eating fat good for...
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Fat Doesn't Make You Fat

Fat Doesn't Make You Fat

by Laura J Hieb, ND on November 30, 2021
This is something I alluded to in an earlier blog but I think some additional explaining is needed. Especially if you lived through the low-fat craze of the 80's and 9o's, when we were told fat...
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Healthy Foods That Really Aren't  Part I

Healthy Foods That Really Aren't Part I

by Laura J Hieb, ND on November 23, 2021
Healthy Foods That Aren’t Really When people think about eating a healthy diet, certain foods often come to mind, but many of these aren’t necessarily that healthy. Some of these foods include...
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Dealing with Hypothyroidism

Dealing with Hypothyroidism

by Laura J Hieb, ND on October 28, 2021
Dealing with Hypothyroidism So you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and you're taking thyroid medication but you still have hypothyroid symptoms: fatigue, weight issues, hair loss,...
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Thyroid Part 2

Thyroid Part 2

by Laura J Hieb, ND on August 9, 2021
In my last blog, I wrote about some thyroid disorders and their symptoms. So if you think you have a thyroid disorder, what is your next step? Thyroid testing. There are many tests out there,...
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