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Which Nutrients and Supplements Can Help Me Sleep?

By Mo Perry
A host of supplements — think melatonin, magnesium, and more — can help you drift off and sleep more soundly. And they’re typically safer than pharmaceuticals.
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How to Use Rhodiola for Energy and Focus

By Henry Emmons, MD
Rhodiola is an adaptogenic plant that can help with mental focus. Here's how.
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3 Reasons to Eat More Plant-Based Protein

By Catherine Guthrie
It comes down to longevity, fending off chronic illness, and helping the planet.
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5 Tips to Pick the Best Loaf of Bread

By Robin Asbell
Seek out sprouted grains, real sourdough, and more.
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3 Tips to Increase Your Magnesium Intake

By Experience Life Staff
Magnesium is involved in many bodily processes, including bone building, mood regulation, and energy production. Here's how to get more of this vital nutrient.
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The 7 Best Sources of Plant-Based Protein

By Catherine Guthrie
This guide outlines several of most the protein-abundant foods in the plant world.
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How to Get Enough Protein From a Plant-Based Diet

By Catherine Guthrie
Plant-based foods can easily meet your protein needs. The key is diversity.
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4 Adaptogenic Recipes to Try

By Maddie Augustin
Adaptogens can help relieve stress, support your immune system, and even aid your workouts. Try these recipes to get more of these healing herbs in your diet.
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What Does “Cruelty-Free” Really Mean?

By Michael Dregni
The government does not oversee or regulate this term, but other groups have stepped in. Look for the Animal Welfare Approved label and the Certified Humane Raised & Handled labels.
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5 Rules for Anti-Inflammatory Eating

By Catherine Guthrie
Say no to sugar, embrace your inner herbivore, and three other tips for anti-inflammatory eating.
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Are the Alkaloids in Nightshades Bad for You?

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Most people tolerate the alkaloids just fine, but these toxin-containing compounds may trigger health issues in others.
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Kicking the Sugar Habit — Together

By Annie Kragness
One Life Time team member and her parents enrolled in the Life Time Sugar Fix program together to eliminate the ingredient from their diets. This was their experience.
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What Does “Organic” Really Mean?

By Michael Dregni
The term is much more regulated than it used to be. Look for the USDA Organic label, which means that at least 95 percent of the ingredients are mostly free of pesticides and fertilizers.
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What Does “Grassfed” Really Mean?

By Michael Dregni
Look for American Grassfed Association certification, which means animals were raised 100 percent on grass and forage — not grain.
Sam McKinney

How to Balance Your Blood Sugar

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 5, Episode 12   July 12, 2022

It’s estimated that as many as one in three U.S. adults have impaired blood-sugar control — and most are unaware until disease diagnosis. This often means missing months or years of opportunities to intervene with lifestyle habits. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains how blood sugar impacts nearly every aspect of our health and walks us through the many things we can do to better control it.

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How to Make Nightshades More Digestible

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Nightshade vegetables and fruits are nutrient-dense foods, delivering important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Learn why these foods can be great for you — and how you can mitigate their effects if they bother you.
A woman holding a green smoothie.

3 Habits Life Time Dietitians Do on the Regular

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Strategies that help set them up for daily nutritional success.
a variety of nightshades

How to Navigate Nightshade Foods

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Are nightshades bad for you? For most people, these foods are a healthy part of a varied diet. But for others, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes can be problematic.
A bowl of a salad featuring watermelon, cucumber and herbs.

Rethinking Nutrition . . . for Real

By Renée Main
After years of quick-fix dieting, the cofounder of the ARORA program finally progressed toward her health goals when she made healthy eating a lifestyle.
pots filled with healing herbs

Gardens That Heal: Q&A With Juliet Blankespoor

By Marco Dregni
Herbs like basil, thyme, fennel, mint, and more can be used in cooking — and in herbal medicine.
Paul Kriegler

Why Omega-3s?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 9   June 14, 2022

Without sufficient intake of omega-3s, our health can suffer: We might experience more inflammation, our cell signaling may be inhibited, and our cognitive health can take a hit. In this mini episode, Paul Kriegler, RD, explains why omega-3s are so essential and offers advice on how we can support our bodies with optimal amounts of this fatty acid.

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