Author Archives: Leanne Jarvis

About Leanne Jarvis

I have a passion for nutrition-based medicine that originated in my own health journey and passion for long distance running. As a competitive long distance runner, I began to see a direct correlation between what I put into my body and how well I performed in races. This prompted a desire to understand the role of nutrition in controlling the processes and capabilities of the human body. I am continually fascinated by the ability of nutrition to dictate health, and seek food-based approaches to health and medicine..

Think Calcium Equals Strong Bone? Learn About Collagen and Bone Health

Think calcium is all you need for strong bones? Think again. While we need calcium for strong bones, there are two additional supplements you may be missing: collagen and vitamin D. That’s right! There are a lot of collagen bone health benefits. Collagen actually makes up 90% of our organic bone mass; it is essential for bone strength and protects against bone fractures and injury. If you’re n

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What is the Difference Between Collagen, Collagen Peptides, Hydrolyzed Collagen and Gelatin? A Nutritionist Explains

Collagen, collagen peptides and gelatin… they’re all terms you’ve likely heard before. But what’s the difference? Should we care? Collagen, collagen peptides and gelatin are used interchangeably because they are all made of the same 18 types of amino acids and provide eight of the nine essential amino acids. On the surface, it sounds like they’re pretty similar. Yet when you take a close

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Why Collagen is a Supplement all Diabetics Should Be Taking

For the 115 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes, collagen protein supplementation can provide several health benefits that diet and exercise alone cannot. Supplementing with collagen may help reverse the body’s natural decline of collagen production. This is especially important for diabetics whose collagen supply declines more rapidly than it does for the average individual.

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Cutting Out Sugar and Confused If Artificial or “All-Natural” Sweeteners are OK Substitutes? 4 Key Facts You Need to Know

Starting a sugar detox seems straightforward- cut out all foods that have sugar. But with all of the artificial and all-natural sweetener options on the market, saying no to sugar is not always so clear cut. Too much sugar in one’s diet is frequently targeted for its detrimental health effects, but there is a lot of confusion when it comes to the good and bad of alternative sweeteners. Companies

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5 Surprising Reasons Why Sugar is Making You Age Faster!

Before you reach for a dessert tonight or order a soft drink with your next meal, you may want to think again. You probably know that a diet full of sugary, processed foods leads to packing on pounds, but did you know that sugar has health effects far worse than just undesirable weight gain? Did you know that sugar ages your skin? Sugar can have many toxic effects on the body, ranging from skin da

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6 Surprising Foods that Eliminate Sugar Cravings (and Heal Your Gut!)

Have you ever wondered why that piece of chocolate cake seems to be calling your name or why you just can’t resist one more cookie, while nutritious vegetables just don’t have the same appeal? It’s because of sugar! Sugar creates a hormonal signaling response in our bodies that drives the intense cravings for more. In fact, sugar has been found to be 8 times more addicting than cocaine! No w

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