Is it time to break up with your PSL?

Latte

Oh the PSL. A Fall favorite. If you automatically know what PSL is, I’m talking to you. Even if you don’t you should still listen up. Besides the very popular Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) that makes its grand entrance every Fall, there are many other flavored coffee drinks that tempt us this time of year.…

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Smart Summer Snacking

Summer is just about here….we in Seattle can feel it. It’s been a long winter. Finally the days are longer and we are getting outside. More importantly, many of us are planning trips, outings, picnics, etc. What do these things always involve? FOOD of course! With all this movement out and about, eating healthfully can…

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Artificial Sweeteners and our Children’s Health

Recent articles have discussed the growing use of artificial sweeteners among children in the US.  It seems, with the increased understanding of how harmful sugar is to our health, especially in youth, a trend towards artificial sweeteners has begun. But is it safe? Artificial sweeteners include an array of chemical concoctions including products like aspartame,…

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Is saturated fat good for you?

Likely by now you’ve heard the debate. Is fat, and in particular saturated fat, bad for you or not? In the 80’s and 90’s we made fat the villain and steered our entire country towards a low-fat mentality, but in recent years perceptions have evolved. Studies have come out to contradict previous research that found…

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Low Carb Diet and Gut Health: Are we doing more harm than good?

Low-carb diets are all the rage right now, and with good reason. They have shown promising results in promoting weight loss and encouraging people to eat less white flour, sugar, and other unhealthy foods. Hard to argue with that. I’m on board. What’s the big deal? Well, research is now indicating that diets such as…

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