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Have You Gone Nuts?


Remember these "Got Milk?" ads from the 90's & 2000's that made calcium so compelling? Unfortunately, milk drinking is not so simple (especially if you're lactose intolerant). 

Do you drink milk?

What type?

  1. Whole
  2. Raw
  3. Skim
  4. Almond
  5. Soy
  6. Coconut
  7. Pea
  8. Oat
  9. Rice
  10. Cashew 
  11. Goat
  12. Sheep
  13. Buffalo
  14. Cow?


I've limited dairy since my 20s (after finding a correlation to my severe acne). For years I've been drinking oat milk in...

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Why We Struggle with Weight

If you wanted to lose a couple pounds - what would you do? You'd likely try to: 

  • Exercise a bit more, and
  • Reduce the amount of calories you consume. Right?

If that works for you . . . great! But what about those of us who try this "simple approach" (of diet and exercise) but don't see progress?  Apparently there are MANY other factors to consider . . .

In this episode of Whole U. TV, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford describes why weight management can be even...

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Preparing for New Life

Welcoming a new human to the planet is no small undertaking. So whether you’re a (future) mother -  (or somebody who supports one!) - this episode will help you think through the necessary mental and physical self-care, before and after childbirth.

In this episode of the Whole U. Podcast we interview Heidi Anderson (aka “The Plant-Based Mama”) - a fitness instructor who has studied nutrition and Ayurvedic medicine, and also became a first-time mother in 2018. ...

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Which Diet(s) Work For You?

We are ALL unique and require different adjustments to our eating habits. For this reason, a book I like to recommend is called the “Diet Selector.” The Author, Dr. Judith Rodriguez does a good job at providing a vast array of options for the reader, helping them navigate ingredients, sample menus, and ultimately re-think the food we put in our body! Watch to hear a five tips Rodriguez provides for healthy weight management. 

*Disclaimer: As a self-proclaimed Cookie Monster I...

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