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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 …

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 …

Staying Healthy this Cold & Flu Season II

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Part 2: Supplements   There are a number of preventative measures you can take to stay healthy this cold & flu season. This is the second in a three part series looking at foods, supplements, and lifestyle strategies you can incorporate …

Why Won’t My Baby Sleep!

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This is a question I asked myself many times when my first son was an infant. I joked about it with other mom’s at Mommy & Me groups and playdates. I joked that I wished I could sleep like my …

Staying Healthy this Cold & Flu Season (Part 1: Food)

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Part 1:  Food     There are a number of preventative measures you can take to stay healthy this cold & flu season.  This is the first in a three part series looking at foods, supplements, and lifestyle strategies you …

The Real Reason Sugar Causes Cavities

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How Sugar Really Affects Your Child   Ask any dentist or parent why sugar is bad for teeth and they’ll say the sugar eats away at the enamel allowing bacteria to take hold and burrow away at the teeth.  The …

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