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  • Nutrition Through the Ages: Men (ages 20-50)

    Written by: Danielle Maina   Men’s health has been on my heart quite a bit lately. It’s easy for me to get locked in on women’s health issues but ever since I’ve been living with my better half Marcus, my perspective has changed. So many of our loved ones: his parents, my parents, our aunts, our uncles, grandparents (you get

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  • In Season: Sumo Mandarins

    Written by: Danielle Maina Citrus is at the peak of its season and we with Fit 4 the Cause could not be happier about it. However, when it comes time to eat a yummy piece of citrus fruit the last thing any of us want to do is cut one open, pick all the seeds out and have all of

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  • Inflammation-Fighter Foods

    written by: Danielle Maina  Asthma. Rheumatoid Arthritis. Lupus. Crohn’s disease. Psoriasis. Tuberculosis. What do all of these diseases or conditions all have in common? Chronic inflammation. We all know at least one person in our lives with one of these conditions (and bless their hearts). Inflammation not only comes from chronic diseases but it can also affect many of us

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  • NEW YEAR-NEW HEALTHIER YOU

    written by: Danielle Maina HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wow, can you believe it is already 2015?! What I love about the New Year is the feeling of a fresh start of where ever you are in life. It’s as if we get another chance to transform ourselves, whether it be personally, emotionally, spiritually, or physically. When I ask peers around me

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  • Merry Christmas: Health Benefits of Chestnuts

    written by: Danielle Maina “Chestnuttttts roasting on an open fireeee”. These timeless lyrics by Nat King Cole play in homes all over the world during the holiday season, but have you ever really roasted chestnuts by the fire? Do you even eat this type of tree nut around the holidays? Because you most certainly should! Lower in fat by comparison

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  • In Season: Winter Citrus

    Written by: Danielle Maina               Next time you are at your local farmers market or natural food grocery store, make sure to stop and check out some of winter’s citrus fruits. December is the perfect month to pick some up because they’re extra juicy and we all could use an extra vitamin C boost

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  • The Importance of Vitamin D

    Written by: Danielle Maina Winter is almost here, and that means cold weather, cloudy skies and hopefully some much needed rain storms. With wintery weather comes the realization that we are not in the sun as much as we are during the warmer seasons. As a result, most of us are not getting enough of one particular vitamin that could

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  • In the Kitchen: Secrets to Healthier Baking this Winter

    written by: Danielle Maina The rain has made its way to SO CAL and we Californians could not be more thrilled about it. This is the type of weather that invokes the desire to snuggle up on the couch with a cup of cocoa and eat delicious food!  For me when winter weather rolls around it time to throw on

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  • Holiday: Make this Thanksgiving a Healthy One!

    Written by: Danielle Maina WHOA! It’s ALREADY that time of the year! Thanksgiving is officially here and it seems everywhere you look there are mashed potatoes, yams smothered in butter and marshmallows and healthy eating’s arch-nemesis, pumpkin pie. Progressively over the last decade what we think of as the “traditional” Thanksgiving foods have many people worried about their caloric intake

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  • Pick of the Season: Pomegranates

    Written by: Danielle Maina   Of all seasonal produce, fall’s is undoubtedly my favorite. There is just something so beautiful in the color and the earthy vibe of fall’s picks of the season. But there is one fruit in particular that sticks out in my mind when I think of fall: pomegranates.   Beautifully red in color, pomegranates are known

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