Simple French Macaron Recipe by My Favorite Pastry Chef

Ever wonder what's in those little bundles of heaven everyone calls French macarons? Personally, the idea of making French macarons had always seemed intimidating to me because they come off as being so fancy and delicate. But believe it or not, after learning the ropes of macaron-making from Chef Todd Parkhurst, a pastry chef (and my …

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5 Tips for Living With Hypoglycemia

In the past few years, I've noticed that if I go even a few hours without eating, I experience really horrible symptoms like shakiness, dizziness, extreme hunger, clamminess, nausea, weakness, and just general anxiety. At first, I wasn't really sure what was going on. I just thought that I would get really hungry. But I …

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What are Hemp Seeds? What to Know About this Nutrient-Dense Food

I'm always on the hunt for easy ways to add variety to my meals, whether it be something to mix into my yogurt, toss in a salad, or add to a snack dip. Because I study nutrition, I'm constantly learning about the role nutrients have in our overall diet. One of the healthy foods I recently …

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The Truth About Dairy

Lately, dairy's popularity has taken a hit. With increased recognition of vegan and plant-based diets, many people assume that dairy has a negative affect on health. Although plant-based diets are great, it's extremely important that we do the proper research before cutting certain foods out of our diet completely, dairy included. However, with the amount …

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My Mental Health Story & How It Led Me to Nutrition

Let me start from the beginning. I'll try not to bore you with all of the details, but in order to understand where I am now, I think you need to know where it all started. My sophomore year of high school, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder, though I've been experiencing …

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Why You Shouldn’t Attempt the Grapefruit Diet

With bikini season just around the corner, there is a lot of pressure to have a perfect figure. People will do just about anything to reach their weight-loss goals, whether it be exercising for obscene hours at the gym, taking diet pills, or eating next to nothing. As the generation with the world of knowledge at …

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6 Indispensable Tips for Incoming College Students and a Special Announcement

As I start to wrap up my senior year of college, I can't help but think about how much I've learned these past 4 years. Not only in terms of nutrition, but also just how to stay organized and be a student. Coming into my freshman year, I really didn't know what to expect. I knew …

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What to Know About Detox Diets

The term "detox diet" is thrown around a lot in this day and age, and especially around this time of year with New Year's resolutions and the desire to "cleanse" after a long holiday season. Many of these diets involve a period of fasting and/or a period of strict dieting, which often consists of raw …

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