But, there are conflicting opinions as to how much water to drink. Is there a magic number for everyone? Let’s dive right in. What counts toward water intake?

There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your hunger hormones are acting out. But other times, the hunger may not be physical hunger. It may be a craving or an emotional trigger.

With a high fat intake, it may be surprising to know that studies show that a ketogenic diet is effective for weight loss. But it’s true! It can also have better results than low-fat diets. At least one study showed that people lost 2.2 times more weight on a ketogenic diet than those on low-fat or calorie-controlled diets. How is this possible?

Adrenaline and cortisol are the stress hormones that give you the commonly known adrenaline rush; when you're totally alert and living in the moment. This feeling is known as your body's "fight or flight" response. Some people (perhaps you?) just love that intense feeling. The release of hormones in the fight or flight response is your body's normal reaction to stress. St...

This fluctuation is the natural balance between things that increase it; and things that decrease it. When you eat food with sugars or starches, i.e., carbohydrates, then your digestive system absorbs sugar into your blood. When carbs are ingested and broken down into simple sugars, your body keeps blood sugar levels stable by secreting insulin. Insulin allows excess sugar to get it out of your bl...

The paleo diet was created to increase the amount of whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods; while reducing the number of gut-disrupting, hormone-disrupting, and inflammatory foods. But this doesn't mean there are only a couple of foods to choose from! There is a pretty wide variety of food to choose from in the paleo diet. You can include fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts, seeds, meat (inclu...

Coconut oil contains a unique type of fat known as “Medium Chain Triglycerides” (MCTs). In fact, 65% of the fat in coconut oil are these MCTs. The MCTs content of coconut oil is what gives it its “miracle” properties!

With the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, there is no denying it anymore. It's no wonder what you eat feeds not only your body but can directly affect your brain.

Food intolerances or "sensitivities" can affect you in so many ways. I'm not talking about anaphylaxis or immediate allergic reactions. What I'm talking about is an intolerance, meaning you do not tolerate a specific food very well and it causes immediate or chronic symptoms anywhere in the body.

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.

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