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What’s the craze with inositol? Is it just a trend, or worth the hype?⁠ ⁠ Swipe to discover the amazing benefits of this nutrient ☝️✨
What’s the craze with inositol? Is it just a trend, or worth the hype?⁠
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Swipe to discover the amazing benefits of this nutrient ☝️✨
The chronic disease epidemic is widespread, but many cases are preventable through better diet and lifestyle choices. Even doctors like Dr. Sean O’Mara have faced chronic illnesses such as diabetes, …
The chronic disease epidemic is widespread, but many cases are preventable through better diet and lifestyle choices. Even doctors like Dr. Sean O’Mara have faced chronic illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, and hypertension.⁠
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In this episode of the Food Matters podcast, Dr. O’Mara shares his journey from an emergency medicine doctor with health issues to a leader in preventative medicine. By improving his diet and gut health, he reversed his chronic conditions within a year. Now, he helps others optimize their health with nutrition and other innovative techniques. Join us to hear Dr. O’Mara’s transformative story and insights for achieving peak health and vitality.⁠
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🎧 Tune in now: Comment “podcast” and we’ll DM you the link!
Did you know protein is the building block of life? 💪⁠ From muscle growth to immune support, this powerhouse nutrient is essential for keeping our bodies strong and healthy. ⁠ …
Did you know protein is the building block of life? 💪⁠
From muscle growth to immune support, this powerhouse nutrient is essential for keeping our bodies strong and healthy. ⁠
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It is critical in building muscles, supporting immune function, and producing enzymes and hormones. Adequate protein intake helps maintain a healthy metabolism, promotes satiety, and supports overall well-being. Whether you're an athlete, managing your weight, or simply aiming for optimal health, ensuring you get enough high-quality protein in your diet is crucial for achieving your wellness goals. ⁠
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Do you reach your daily protein goals? Here are a few great sources 👆
"Calories are NOT the most important. Two foods can have the same number of calories, but the molecules inside the foods can be completely different and hold completely different impacts …
"Calories are NOT the most important. Two foods can have the same number of calories, but the molecules inside the foods can be completely different and hold completely different impacts on our health. Two people can eat the same number of calories, but one could be eating foods that cause glucose spikes, inflammation, type 2 diabetes… while the other person could be eating foods that are keeping their glucose levels steady and feeling amazing." 

Wise words and graphic from @glucosegoddess 🙌 
This graph shows us how two foods with the same caloric content can hold very different impacts on our health - in this case, our glucose. It's a great reminder to focus not only on calories, but nutrient density of foods and their impacts too! 

Do you resonate? Let us know your thoughts below!
Understanding the impact of nutrition on mental health is key to achieving balance and resilience. As one of our Nutrition Program Teachers Liana Werner-Gray's reminds us, choosing nourishing foods rich …
Understanding the impact of nutrition on mental health is key to achieving balance and resilience. As one of our Nutrition Program Teachers Liana Werner-Gray's reminds us, choosing nourishing foods rich in essential nutrients can help calm our minds and support emotional well-being. Let's embrace this holistic approach to wellness and empower ourselves with the tools to thrive. 

Together, we can cultivate a healthier, happier life, one meal at a time.💫
Using Food as Medicine is one of the most powerful practices we can use! 👏 ⁠ Now with a winter chill in Australia, it can be important to support your …
Using Food as Medicine is one of the most powerful practices we can use! 👏 ⁠ Now with a winter chill in Australia, it can be important to support your immunity. 
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And how amazing, there is an abundance of natural foods and remedies to nourish our immune systems, support the gut, and help manage inflammation - all of which are deeply intertwined. 🌪 ⁠
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A quick guide to eating for immunity: ⁠
💛 Eat foods like berries and citrus, rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and other phytochemicals.⁠
💚 Did you know 70-80% of your immune cells reside in the gut? So eating for gut health = supporting your immune health. ⁠
❤️ Eat omega 3s, ginger, and turmeric to help manage inflammation.⁠
🍯 Eat antimicrobial, antiviral and antibacterial plant foods like honey, garlic, and ginger. ⁠
🍄 Eat mushrooms, rich in immune-supporting beta-glucans.⁠
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What else would you add?👇
What’s your favorite nut milk? 🥛⁠ We tried this homemade cashew blend and gave it a 7/10! ⁠ ⁠ It gives a nutty creamy texture, but we suggest straining to …
What’s your favorite nut milk? 🥛⁠
We tried this homemade cashew blend and gave it a 7/10! ⁠
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It gives a nutty creamy texture, but we suggest straining to keep a smooth consistency. ⁠
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Ingredients: ⁠
1 cup of soaked cashews⁠
2 cups of filtered water⁠
1 tsp vanilla ⁠
1tsp of maple syrup ⁠
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Blend, strain, and enjoy in a delicious matcha or coffee!✨
There's recently been a big craze about berberine. Berberine is a natural compound found in several plants, known for its potential health benefits surrounding glucose control, weight management, gut health, …
There's recently been a big craze about berberine. Berberine is a natural compound found in several plants, known for its potential health benefits surrounding glucose control, weight management, gut health, and more.⁠
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Have you tried it? Here's what you need to know 👆⁠
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Reminder: Please seek guidance from a practitioner before beginning any new supplement to ensure it's right for you.
Maintaining stable blood sugar levels is crucial for keeping your body energized and your mind sharp. It supports overall health, energy levels, brain function, and mood stability. Imbalances—whether too high …
Maintaining stable blood sugar levels is crucial for keeping your body energized and your mind sharp. It supports overall health, energy levels, brain function, and mood stability. Imbalances—whether too high or too low—can lead to issues like diabetes, fatigue, mood concerns, and long-term health complications.

To stay healthy, aim for a balanced diet, stay active, and practice mindful eating habits. Taking these steps helps keep blood sugar in check, ensuring you feel your best everyday! 

Here are 5 of our easy tips for balanced blood sugar that you can incorporate today☝️
We're back with another Food As Medicine feature - Sardines! 👏 Sardines are a nutritional powerhouse and a prime example of food as medicine. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, they …
We're back with another Food As Medicine feature - Sardines! 👏 

Sardines are a nutritional powerhouse and a prime example of food as medicine. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, they support heart health, reduce inflammation, and enhance brain function. Rich in protein, calcium, vitamin D, and B vitamins, sardines promote muscle repair, bone strength, and overall vitality. Adding sardines to your diet can provide essential nutrients that support overall health and help prevent chronic diseases.

Do you like sardines? How do you eat them? 
We've tried them on toast and it's a win for us! 🍞
"Your world can be expansive, it can be more immediate, it can be large, or it can be small. More likely than not the things you do have a ripple …
"Your world can be expansive, it can be more immediate, it can be large, or it can be small. More likely than not the things you do have a ripple effect that goes beyond what you might be able to comprehend. This is why your healing is a gift to the world - to your world 🧡"

Thanks to @primaltrust_official for the positive vibes! 💫
Here at Food Matters, we love a good raw treat – especially when they’re loaded with clean ingredients, healthy fats, and proteins, and are easy to make! Today’s favorite: Raw …
Here at Food Matters, we love a good raw treat – especially when they’re loaded with clean ingredients, healthy fats, and proteins, and are easy to make! Today’s favorite: Raw Peppermint Slice 🍫⁠
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It’s perfect for your next event, girls’ night, or just as a healthy treat for yourself. 😉⁠
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Comment “chocolate” and we’ll send you the recipe straight to your DM’s!💫