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White Rice vs. Brown Rice: Your Ultimate Guide to Which is Healthier The Most Nutritious Option Might Surprise You

White Rice vs. Brown Rice: Your Ultimate Guide to Which is Healthier The Most Nutritious Option Might Surprise You

In the world of modern nutrition, the debate between white and brown rice seems long put to bed. 

Brown rice is soooo obviously healthier… right?

Why have we come to this conclusion? Let me count the ways:

First of all, something that’s brown in color is always healthier than something that’s white (duh, Dr. Liz). 

White means something is refined, devoid of nutrients, and I shouldn’t eat it, like bread and pasta. 

So brown rice has more… stuff, right? More nutrients and minerals? 

Plus white rice will definitely spike my blood sugar because it doesn’t have much fiber. That’s why I slog my way through that chewy outer layer, right? RIGHT?

These might indeed be the reasons why you feel the need to eat brown rice.

But I’m here to say CUT IT OUT.

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What we’ve learned from 3 years of intermittent fasting What Worked, What Didn’t Work, and Our Plan Moving Forward

What we’ve learned from 3 years of intermittent fasting What Worked, What Didn’t Work, and Our Plan Moving Forward

Do you eat breakfast every day, first thing in the morning?

Do you “fuel up” before a workout?

Do you grab a snack in the late evening after dinner?

I used to do all of these things and so did my husband, Chris.

A few years ago, we decided to shake it up and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

Well, I shook it up first and Chris decided to see how I fared, haha. Then he joined in with my crazy experiment.

So what did we do?

We started intermittent fasting.

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Buckeyes: Chocolate, Peanut Butter Balls of Gooey Goodness {Gluten free, Dairy free} Taste the Heartland with this Updated Classic

Buckeyes: Chocolate, Peanut Butter Balls of Gooey Goodness {Gluten free, Dairy free} Taste the Heartland with this Updated Classic

Chocolate. Peanut butter. And wait for it… graham cracker (gluten free, if you like).

Do I have your attention? I hope so!

The holy trinity of flavors in a dessert can be yours in this no-bake, easy to assemble* holiday treat inspired by my Iowa roots!

*Disclaimer: several wooden spoons were broken while attempting this recipe in my childhood. More on that later.

The recipe is straight out of the midwest, but it’s been modified to make it a little more… accessible.

Accessible? I thought you said this was an easy recipe??

Allow me to explain.

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Are you sensitive to dairy? This might be the answer An Insider’s Guide To A1 versus A2 Casein Proteins

Are you sensitive to dairy? This might be the answer An Insider’s Guide To A1 versus A2 Casein Proteins

When I turned 21, instead of indulging in the alcohol that I was now legally allowed to imbibe, I gave up dairy.

Yes, this is the kind of 21 year old I was.

A fun sidenote to further provide you with context of my youthful reckless abandon: my birthday is near Christmas, and the evening I turned 21 I was at home with the entirety of my mom’s side of the family for our holiday shindig watching Princess Diaries with my 6 and 10 year old cousins. I think I was in bed by 11PM.

I know what you’re thinking. I was, indeed, a wild child. Some might even say a party animal. Ruler breaker. Hell raiser. 

But in truth, in the Midwest (I’m from Iowa and went to college in Missouri), not eating dairy was breaking a cardinal food rule. 

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How to Embrace the Spontaneous Chaos and Fun of Summer Stay Grounded and Enjoy the Season from a Chinese Medicine Perspective

How to Embrace the Spontaneous Chaos and Fun of Summer Stay Grounded and Enjoy the Season from a Chinese Medicine Perspective

Ah, summer has arrived in all of its glory.

We feel a little lighter on our feet and we’re ready to soak up the sunshine and warmth after a cold winter and tumultuous spring.

The transition from spring to summer can be a smooth one, unlike some other seasonal shifts that seem like a jolt to your system. 

And each season’s energetic influence is on a continuum where it builds to a peak, then falls, while the next seasonal force starts to build.

Spring has a drive and a goal behind it; a push in a very certain direction. 

And when the energy of summer is strong enough, that push and drive evaporates into more levity, fun, and aimlessness.

It’s a relief not to feel so responsible for once and just let things unfold that you’ve already set in motion.

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