Monthly Archives: September 2012

Mindful Nutrition: Portion Sizes and How We Get Fat!

As Americans, we have a huge overweight crisis. And, as Americans, we know it is getting worse. At Balanced Bodies we believe that the obesity pandemic is a combination of the glut of refined foods, people being unwilling to prepare … Continue reading

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Depressed? Could it Be What you are Eating? Carbohydrates and the Connection to Mood.

Anxiety and depression are often treated with medications that alter the effect of a mood hormone called serotonin. When serotonin levels in the brain are high, people are calm, patient, and optimistic. When levels are low, you can suffer from … Continue reading

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Mindful Nutrition: Busy Parents/Healthy Kids – To Soy or Not To Soy?

Soy is in many foods and products, especially things geared towards kids. The question is, “Is it safe to eat?” Here are some helpful facts and ideas so that you can make an educated decision for you and your family … Continue reading

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Mindful Nutrition: Butter NOT Margarine

Eat Butter rather than margarine Butter is an example of eating closer to the ground than margarine. Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research … Continue reading

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Mindful Nutrition: Want to Learn How to Make a Green Smoothie?

There’s nothing too complicated in it! Green smoothies are basically a cold, thick drink that blends fruit with greens. Green smoothies are a wonderfully delicious way to get in nutrients and satisfy hunger. Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, they … Continue reading

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Mindful Nutrition: Confused About Probiotics?

Different probiotics serve different purposes. Here is a great list of targeted probiotics. Targeted GI Relief* UltraFlora IB® — Targeted relief for recurring intestinal distress, dairy-free capsule form UltraFlora™ Acute Care (formerly Proboulardi™) — Targeted relief for acute bowel distress, … Continue reading

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