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A Little Advice…

Mindful Eating Goes Mainstream

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | May 27, 2013

I’m super stoked to see that mindful eating is finally making it into the conventional nutrition world. It’s a simple concept–if you eat slowly and really enjoy what you’re eating, you benefit more from you

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The Relaxifier: A 3-Day Stress Detox

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | May 24, 2013

Stress much? Well, knock it off! All that hand wringing and gnashing of teeth is doing you nothing but bad. Here’s a short list:  it causes hormone imbalances, messes with your sleep, causes you to age prematurely, blocks y

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Natal Nerds Part III: Vitamins and Mineral in Vivo

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | August 3, 2012

Yesterday, we talked carbs, protein and fat. Today, I’d like to look at vitamins and minerals. Is your #2 pencil sharpened and ready? Let’s begin. With a few exceptions, such as vitamins D, E, and K, micronutrient needs tend t

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Natal Nerds Part II: Macronutrients for Mamas

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | August 2, 2012

Yesterday, we went over some general lifestyle guidelines.Now let’s dig into protein, carbohydrates, and fat. If you live by the US Government’s Recommended Daily Allowances, the official numbers for macronutrients while pregn

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Natal Nerds: A 3-Part Guide to Baby-Making Nutrition

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | August 1, 2012

Admittedly, I’ve not given birth (yet), so I feel slightly awkward writing a series on nutrition and pregnancy, but then again, I feel slightly awkward in most things I do. Why should this be any different? After all, it’s a l

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You’re not a "food addict." You’re a "crappy food addict."

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | April 5, 2011

Until recently, I found the notion of “food addiction” to be a load of horse poop. But after reading David Kessler’s book, The End of Overeating, I started wavering. Kessler’s theory is that food manufactur

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Cortisone shots not so hot. Avoid them, a lot.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | October 28, 2010

Several years ago, a doctor gave me a cortisone injection to deal with a rotator cuff injury that had kicked into high gear. To my complete wonderment, the pain vanished. “Am I cured?” I weeped. “Will I be able t

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