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Claire Leedy, INHC

Haven't Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

You are positive that you're not eating more food or “junkier” food but you're still gaining weight. Is this possible? Yes! You are NOT crazy! And here's why. We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight. There's definitely more to the story than just what you're eating, right? A lot of this comes right down to your metabolic rate which is affected by things like your activity level, history of dieting, body composition, and even what you eat. But, let's go beyond the “eat less and exercise more” advice and dive into some of the less obvious underlying reasons why you may be gaining weight even though you're eating the same. Read More

Integrative Nutrition

Yes, There’s Plastic in Your Seafood

Researchers have been warning about the dangers of ocean pollution – especially the accumulation of plastic – for decades. However, it is only recently that comprehensive studies have begun to emerge showing just how contaminated life in the ocean has become. Read More

Claire Leedy, INHC

3 Tips for Making Killer Salads

Throwing a salad together seems simple enough...but does simple mean boring? Salad generally isn’t something we search around to find new recipes for —it’s usually the same old routine, which can indeed become drab.But guess what? It doesn’t have to be that way. (Whew) It’s time to mix things up and make salads exciting, delicious and something you crave...and once you get creative and find your flow, this will undoubtedly be the case! Read More

Claire Leedy, INHC

Eat These Foods to Help Reduce Inflammation

First and foremost, it's important to understand the source and the cause of inflammation. Whether it be acute or chronic, caused by environmental irritants or what we're eating -- many factors go into why we're dealing with inflammation. Chronic inflammation can indicate the body's inability to respond to its irritant. Infections can jumpstart an inflammatory response, along with other sources of inflammation such as stress, unhealthy habits, and other underlying health issues. The good news, though, is there are natural remedies for inflammation, and a lot of those are naturally available foods that are probably already in your kitchen. Read More

Integrative Nutrition

Forest Bathing: What It Is and Why It's Healthy

Wellness trends come and go, but we can always look to nature for timeless wisdom that’ll never go out of style. If you’ve taken a walk in the woods lately, you probably know what we mean. Read More

Claire Leedy, INHC

Bye Bye Sleeping Through The Night

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you! Read More

Claire Leedy, INHC

I've Been Stepping Up My Coconut Oil Game

I’ve been stepping up my coconut oil game - and in my quest for more knowledge about this wonderful substance -- that I use for seemingly everything -- I’ve been doing quite a bit of research. In fact, I’ve stumbled across some VERY interesting studies on the relationship between coconut oil (or any type of coconut fat, including coconut milk and cream) and body fat, specifically. The findings may surprise you... Read More

Claire Leedy, INHC

Is Your Digestive System Making You Sick and Fat?

You may not even realize you have a problem … but if you have health concerns of any kind or if you are overweight, your inner tube could be the root cause. Of course, I’m not talking about a beach toy. I mean the inner tube of life – your digestive system! It is likely that you suffer from (or have suffered from) some type of digestive disorder – irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, reflux, gas, and other things too gross to mention. And you are not alone. More than 100 million Americans have digestive problems. Read More

Claire Leedy, INHC

6 SIGNS YOU WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE HELP OF A HEALTH COACH

As wellness has increased in popularity and the Internet has become an unprecedented resource for everything from recipes to research, many have taken their health into their own hands and experienced a wide range of results. With that has come the explosion of unverified information, confusion, and more yo-yo dieting than ever before! Read More

Claire Leedy, INHC

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let's make sure we're on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is bound to while it's floating through your blood is what's more important than just how much of it there is overall. In fact depending on what it's combined with can have opposite effects on your arteries and heart. Yes, opposite! Read More

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