Author Archives: Real Food with Dana

6 Lies the Media Told Me About Being Healthy

By Dana Monsees

You know all those women’s health magazines, the ones telling you how to “eat healthy,” “get six-pack abs,” and “lose 10 lbs in 7 days!”? The Pinterest boards titled “#fitspiration” and “fitness motivation”? Just Google “fitspo,” and you’ll see what I mean: “Suck it up, and one day you won’t have to suck it in.” “This month’s choices are next month’s body.

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Is Your Type-A Lifestyle Putting You on Track for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

By Dana Monsees

Does this sound familiar? Gain the Freshman 15, lose it again, be terrified of gaining it back, and be willing to do anything so that you don’t gain it back. The cycle begins: restrict, restrict, restrict. Binge eat on the same foods that you were avoiding. Overwhelming feelings of guilt over your “lack of willpower.” Over-exercise to “work it off” and then restrict some more. Continue u

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DIY Egg-Free Mayonnaise: 3 Ways! (AIP, vegan)

By Dana Monsees

If you're allergic to eggs or doing an autoimmune protocol (which eliminates eating eggs as a potential inflammatory food), you may miss mayonnaise: that creamy, delicious spread that binds sandwiches and salads so well together, and also serves as a fantastic dipping sauce for roasted vegetables! So I took it upon myself to create not one, but THREE different kinds of egg-free mayonnaise: a thick

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