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Lifestyle Changes to Boost Immunity

by Teri Sprouse October 24, 2016

After last week’s post about how to boost immunity with food, I wanted to spend this week talking about lifestyle changes we can incorporate into our lives to help improve our immune systems.  I am a big believer in trying to look at all the possible factors that contribute to our health.  Below are some […]

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Foods to Fight the Winter Blues

by Teri Sprouse October 16, 2016

The weather has taken a decided turn here in Portland this weekend.  It is hard to believe a week ago I was sweating on the side of a baseball field and today I am hunting around for my fleece before I head out to yoga.  As we move into this period of cold, wet, grey […]

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Foods to Boost Immunity: Part One

by Teri Sprouse October 16, 2016

We are experiencing crazy, crazy weather here in Portland!  I hope everyone is remaining safe and dry!  As the weather has changed, I have had more and more people talk to me about being sick.  With that in mind, it seemed liked a good time to start a series on how to boost your immune […]

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Pack a Power Lunch

by Teri Sprouse October 9, 2016

People often talk about breakfast being the most important meal of the day but lunch can be just as instrumental in a successful, productive afternoon.  Eating a carb loaded heavy meal mid day can mean struggling to make it through that afternoon meeting.  Instead pack a lunch design to help you coast through the day. […]

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Focus on Eggs

by Teri Sprouse September 25, 2016

Unfortunately, over the years, eggs have been a much maligned food.  Due to their yolk’s high cholesterol level, doctors and other health professionals have advocated limiting their consumption, particularly for people with high cholesterol.  These recommendations are unfortunate because eggs offer many health benefits and their impact on cholesterol is not clear cut.  Eggs are […]

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Sit Less, Stand More

by Teri Sprouse September 18, 2016

Recently,  I attended a Continuing Education Class on reducing chronic inflammation in the body through nutrition.  The speaker was Dr. Michael Lara, a doctor who specializes in the treatment of mood, anxiety and memory disorders through an integrative approach to health. Dr. Lara combines traditional psychiatric approaches with innovative, evidence-based strategies that include nutrition and exercise […]

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Pumpkin Eater

by Teri Sprouse September 10, 2016

While today is incredibly hot here in Portland, I am so excited to move into Fall.  One of the reasons I love Fall is the abundance of pumpkin on the menu.  I love pumpkin just about any way possible.  Because it is so yummy and offers so many health benefits, I included it in two […]

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4 Reasons to Reset with The Refinery This Fall

by Teri Sprouse September 4, 2016

Fall is definitely in the air here in Oregon.  This week brought the first rains we have seen in a long time and, for many of us,  a return to the routines of school.  The summers in Portland are always an amazing time to relax and take in all the Northwest has to offer-outdoors, concerts, […]

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Ditch the Sugar in Your Diet

by Teri Sprouse August 28, 2016

With all the recent research being released about the detrimental effects of sugar on the body, many people are looking to reduce their sugar consumption.  Excessive sugar consumption has been shown to lead to insulin resistance, increased stomach fat, increased inflammation in the body and a suppressed immune system.  Unfortunately, for people eating a Standard American Diet […]

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Five Steps To a More Sustainable Life

by Teri Sprouse August 19, 2016

Eat Seasonally:  Eating food that is currently in season for your part of the world helps to reduce pollution.  When you live in the Pacific Northwest and buy a nectarine in the middle of January, you can be sure it was not grown locally.  Food that travels a long way  requires more energy and has […]

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