Stephanie Garr, Certified Nutrition Consultant

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Stephanie is a certified nutrition consultant, writer and editor from the USA.

She graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in journalism and psychology in 2003, and later studied holistic nutrition at Bauman College in Berkeley, California.

Since 2016, she's been working from her laptop, traveling around the world and writing about food, nutrition and wellness for Diet vs Disease and other health-centered websites and publications.

How does Stephanie make health a priority?

"Happiness and healthiness comes in the balance of simple pleasures. For me, that's a blend of extreme travel and lazy days, fresh greens and pure cacao, uphill hikes and bungee jumps, evocative melodies and provocative sounds, moving, dancing, reading, writing, and rare moments of silence."

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What is Glutamate and Is It Good or Bad for You?

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Glutamate is one of our most important neurotransmitters in the brain, and it’s necessary for several vital bodily functions.

You’ve probably heard all the warnings about monosodium glutamate (MSG), but it’s not quite the same thing as the glutamate that’s naturally produced in our bodies.

That said, too much of it—via forms like MSG—may come with some unwanted side effects.

Here, we break down what glutamate is and why we need it, how it relates to MSG, and if you might be consuming too much of it.

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What Are DIM Supplements and Are They Worth Taking?

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DIM is a particular supplement that has been growing in popularity, especially among women, because it can help correct hormonal imbalances.

An increasing amount of people are taking DIM supplements to help with issues like acne, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), weight loss and maybe even cancer.

Here, we take a look at what DIM is, how it may affect your body, and if supplementing with it may be worth looking further into.

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Is Colloidal Silver Safe and Does It Actually Work?

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Colloidal silver has become the next all-natural “cure-all”— even though it was ruled unsafe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) some 20 years ago.

So, why has there been a sudden boost in its popularity, and is it really all that harmful?

Some people claim that colloidal silver can boost the immune system and prevent and treat a range of bacterial, viral and fungal infections and other health maladies.

Others may only know it as the substance that can turn your skin blue.

Here, we look at the history of colloidal silver, its purported benefits and whether or not it’s safe and effective to use.

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How to Lose Weight with Hashimoto’s Disease

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Weight loss is hard enough—especially if you feel like your body is working against you.

Those with Hashimoto’s face an especially tough obstacle.

The disease is characterized by an underactive thyroid (hypothyroid), which can wreak havoc on your metabolism and lead to weight gain, fatigue and other nagging health problems.

But there are specific steps you can take to overcome this struggle.

Below, we discuss why it’s so hard to lose weight with Hashimoto’s and how exactly you can change your diet to help you start shedding those extra pounds.

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Should You Use Gundry PrebioThrive? A SALES-FREE REVIEW

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Gundry PrebioThrive is a popular all-natural supplement that contains a combination of prebiotics.

Prebiotics are precursors to probiotics. They help feed and grow healthy gut bacteria, which have been linked to several health benefits including a strong gut, heart and immune system.

Producers of the supplement claim it can help improve digestion and aid in overall health and vitality—but it’s certainly not cheap.

This article explores what PrebioThrive is, the research behind it, what it claims to do and if it’s worth the steep price tag.

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Autophagy Explained: The Only Real Way To Cleanse Your Body

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Detoxes and full-body cleanses have never been more popular, but do they actually work?

Such quick fixes promise a complete cleansing of toxins to promote everything from weight loss to glowing skin to even a longer life.

But these short-term, so-called “cleanses” don’t really do much beyond depriving your body of essential nutrients.

The good news is each one of our bodies already has the ability to cleanse itself—all the way down to the cellular level.

This automatic process is called autophagy and it works when the body is in a fasted state.

Here, we’ll be looking at what autophagy is, how it works and why it may be the only way to really cleanse your body.

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