Nutrition

Be Your Own Transformation Picture

Do transformation promises actually work? Well, many of them can, if we strictly follow them. Begin your transformation with PFP!

Interested in losing weight? Maybe just maintaining your current weight? Or, maybe it’s improving your overall health and eating better? The reality is that most of us are. And we don’t have to look very far either for advice, solutions, diets, fads, must have foods, supplements, equipment and more. Ok . . . but the…

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Pre- and Probiotics.  Are they worth taking?

The bacteria in our guts affect our digestion, immune system, and brain health - could pre or probiotics help get you a healthy gut?

I’ve read and heard a lot about both pre- and probiotics in the medical literature and among my own patients.  I recommend probiotics for patients while they are on antibiotics to prevent any associated diarrhea, and medical literature supports that practice. But what about other uses?  What is a prebiotic?  What’s a probiotic?  What are…

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Sweet Valentine’s Smoothie

Valentine’s Day isn’t exactly our most beloved holiday as a society. But no matter what your relationship status is today, you can always show yourself a little self-love. Curl up with your favorite book or movie. Treat yourself to a home cooked meal or your favorite take out. Dabble in a face mask or take…

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A Healthier Chocolate Cake Recipe

If you choose to indulge this Valentines Day, then try this easy healthier chocolate cake recipe instead of buying or ordering out!

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I know it is traditional to buy chocolates or other treats for your loved ones. However, a lot of times the store-bought sweets have a lot of junky ingredients in them. Plus, it is always fun and thoughtful to make your own gifts! Although this recipe cannot be classified as…

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Ginger Hot Cacao

ginger hot cacao

I love to drink hot chocolate, especially in the winter after coming in from shoveling the snow or a cold winter run.  This ginger hot cacao version with ground ginger is delicious. And packs the added benefits of ginger with its anti-inflammatory and digestive health effects. Note that I’m recommending CACAO powder instead of regular…

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Ginger Tea for the Holidays

ginger tea

Ginger tea for the holidays? Last week, we talked about the wonderful properties of ginger. Ginger is among the healthiest spices on the planet. And in my opinion, one of the most delicious! It comes from a flowering plant originating in China. And is closely related to turmeric and cardamon. It is loaded with nutrients and…

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