Eating Fresh without Buying Fresh Produce
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by Amber Frazier
1M ago
Depending on where you live, you may not have easy access to fresh produce, especially in the colder months. Some people might reduce their intake of raw foods in the winter due to lack of availability, taste preference, or digestibility. However, fresh foods come with certain health benefits and are important to include in a well-rounded diet. Let’s discuss why fresh foods are beneficial to include in the diet, what foods are best eaten fresh, and tips to help you eat fresh, even if you don’t have access to a grocery store with a variety of fresh food options. Benefits of fresh foods When we ..read more
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Nutrients to Alleviate Anxiety
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by Amber Frazier
1M ago
We’ve all experienced it to some degree – jitteriness before giving a talk, clammy hands and a racing heartbeat before a first date, or perhaps worrying about a loved one. But when anxiety becomes so prominent that it takes the front seat of one’s life, it can evolve into disorder. And in such a fast-paced world, it’s not surprising that anxiety disorders are the leading type of mental health diagnosis in America.  This is why including nutrients to alleviate anxiety in your everyday diet is so important. Anxiety can be defined as excessive fear reactions triggered by specific objects, si ..read more
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5 Ways to Support Your Microbiome During the Holidays
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by Amber Frazier
2M ago
The holidays…. It’s such an exciting time to be surrounded by family and friends, enjoying the most delicious meals, maybe indulging in alcohol, and finishing off the night with a delectable dessert. The problem is that it’s far too common to feel horrible afterward. On top of feeling ill, a lot of common holiday foods are extremely disruptive to the microbiome. Detoxes, cleanses, fasting, and excessive exercise are not the solution! Let’s discuss 5 tips Nutrition Therapist Masters recommend to support your bowel flora – whether that’s during the holidays, or anytime throughout the year. 5 tip ..read more
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Balancing Hormones Nutritionally
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by Amber Frazier
3M ago
Imagine your favorite delivery service had a miscommunication and sent your package somewhere entirely different from where you intended. When you finally called them to correct the problem, they didn’t even have enough truck drivers to get it to you in the first place. With the most complex delivery and communication systems, many things can go wrong. The same is the case with our hormones. These chemical messengers are responsible for most of the body’s functions – in everything from feeling hunger or being full to human growth to our libido. In a state of optimal health, the body knows whic ..read more
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Holistic Nutrition for PCOS
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by Amber Frazier
3M ago
Nutritional strategies are a powerful tool in managing symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is one of the most common endocrine system disorders in women. It is also the most common cause of infertility. This blog post will discuss the main imbalances to address when managing PCOS and the best foods to consume to support these imbalances.  What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? PCOS is characterized by irregular menses, high male hormones (androgens), and polycystic ovaries. Common symptoms of PCOS include insulin resistance, inconsistent periods, infertility, obesity, de ..read more
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Eating to Support Your Cycle
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by Amber Frazier
4M ago
If you want to learn about a woman, study her menstrual cycle. No, really: length, hormone levels, symptoms, and many more factors can be key data points to understand underlying health issues that seem to be unrelated to reproduction. In fact, the state of a woman’s cycle is considered to be a sign of vitality, and can be measured once a woman begins to menstruate.  This is why it is so important to eat to support your cycle. There are many ways to approach supporting a woman’s cycle. This post will focus on a holistic approach aimed at using foods to rebalance the interplay of vital hor ..read more
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A Definitive Guide for Plant-Based Milk Alternatives
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by Amber Frazier
4M ago
The plant-based milk industry has been steadily booming – store shelves are stocked with milks from every nut, seed, and grain imaginable. Until relatively recently, soy milk was the main commercial option for those avoiding dairy. Today, the consumer is bombarded with options, and is often confused when choosing between dairy and plant-based milks. Let’s discuss what to look for when choosing the right milk or milk alternative for you! Who should avoid dairy milk? There are many strong opinions on the consumption or avoidance of cow’s milk. Some people feel that dairy milk should only be cons ..read more
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A Comprehensive Guide to Vitamin C Supplements
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by Amber Frazier
5M ago
Vitamin C is a well-known antioxidant nutrient with a wide range of functions in the human body, including collagen synthesis, wound healing, protein metabolism, synthesis of neurotransmitters and L-carnitine, and immune system support. Though it’s not terribly difficult to obtain adequate amounts of this nutrient from a whole food, nutrient-dense diet, sometimes a little extra might be warranted. So, you decide to seek out a quality vitamin C supplement, only to discover that there are about a gazillion options to choose from at your local grocery or health foods store. The following article ..read more
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Eating Healthy on a Budget, Part Three: Meal Plan
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by Amber Frazier
5M ago
For the final installment of our series of Eating Healthy on a Budget, NTI grad Kate Sheets is making our penny-pinching delicious. This meal plan and shopping list make it possible for a family of four to eat for $215 in a week using whole foods – assuming you have a pantry stocked with typical spices and oils. In order to maximize cooking time, this meal plan suggests cooking on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Tuesday and Wednesday are set aside for leftovers. Based on the demands of your schedule, you can change any day to be the cooking or leftover day. If you have too many leftovers ..read more
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The 3 Course Formats at Nutrition Therapy Institute
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by Amber Frazier
6M ago
One of the Core Values at Nutrition Therapy Institute is honoring the student journey – this includes offering both Online and Classroom learning for the Nutrition Therapist Master Certification. There are 3 different learning formats offered at Nutrition Therapy Institute. We offer Independent Start Online, Group Start Online and Classroom options. Let’s discuss the details of each course format so you can decide which option would work best for you! Course Formats As a student at NTI, you can take courses in a group learning style. You have the choice of taking class in-person as a Classroom ..read more
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