Is Greek Yogurt Really Healthier?

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Greek yogurt is by no means bad for you, but it’s not necessarily better for you than regular yogurt, especially if you are an athlete.

Vaccine Exemption for California Schoolchildren

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If you live in California…   You may be aware that SB277 was passed and that means that ALL public school students will require vaccination starting in 2016.  You can still file an exemption, but you must do it before …

The Threshold Effect of Caffeine Ingestion on Athletic Performance

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  The world runs on caffeine. Just take a look at some of the more popular beverages and “foods” and there’s no question that caffeine figures prominently in society. Coffee, tea, chocolate, and even aspirin all contain caffeine. Caffeine has …

Homemade Salad Dressing

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Balsamic Vinegar Dressing   Ingredients:  1 tbls Dijon or other yellow mustard  2 tbls RAW honey  2 tbls balsamic vinegar  1 tspn sea salt (or Himalayan pink salt or grey salt)  1 slightly smashed garlic clove  ¼ cup extra virgin olive …

Breakfast Egg & Cheese Burrito

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Serves 1   Ingredients 1 med-large tortilla 1 slice bacon 2 pastured eggs 1 tbls whole milk (preferably raw) 3 slices avocado 3 tbls shredded cheddar cheese (preferably raw) 2 tbls butter (from grass-fed dairy) Salt and pepper to taste …

New Rules for Three Meals

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    I think the long-standing belief is that the day should start with heart healthy grains and cereals.  The dairy and grain industries have spent billions of dollars to make you believe this and they’re now raking in trillions …

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

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  Recently the National Sleep Foundation revised its recommendations on sleep needs by age.  Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, Chair of the National Sleep Foundation Scientific Advisory Council states that “the public can be confident that these recommendations represent the best guidance …

Helping Your Baby Take Longer Naps

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The first though that comes to mind when you think of babies not sleeping well is that they wake up a lot in the night or they are difficult to get to sleep. But, one of the most common problems …

Staying Healthy this Cold & Flu Season (Part 3: Lifestyle)

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Part 3: Lifestyle   There are a number of preventative measures you can take to stay healthy this cold & flu season. This is the third in a three part series looking at foods, supplements, and lifestyle strategies you can …

Seven Tips for Helping your Baby Sleep

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I have been a pediatric sleep counselor for almost 4 years, and during that time I have been asked many times, “what is the secret to getting babies to sleep?”   Of course, there is no ONE secret. Teaching a …