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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Green Tea To Slim Down: How Your Favorite Green Brew Can Help Your Weight Loss

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Green tea has become a popular weight loss tool, but is it really all that effective for dropping those extra pounds?

This no-calorie beverage is one of the world’s healthiest, as it comes packed with antioxidants, polyphenols and other health-promoting nutrients.

Many people tout the virtues of drinking green tea on a daily basis to help fight inflammation, lower risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, and—of course—help you lose weight.

In this article, we’ll dive into the research to see how (and if) you can drink green tea for weight loss.

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Are Eggs Good or Bad? Everything You Need To Know About Eggs and Nutrition Unscrambled

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Eggs have long gotten a bad rap as a cholesterol-raising, artery-clogging food that offer little beneficial nutrition.

But they’ve also been praised as one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.

So, which is it? Are eggs really all that bad for your health?

Digging into even the most recent studies, it seems this long-held controversy continues.

Here, we’ll discuss the nutritional value of eggs and their potential benefits, as well as dissect the conflicting evidence on eggs to determine whether or not they belong in a healthy, well-balanced diet.

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Glyphosate In Food – Is it Bad for You?

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Glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, is the most widely used weed killer in the world—and it’s also the most controversial, especially when it’s found in our food.

It’s a popular product for anyone needing to tend anything from a large farm to a small backyard.

However, its usage and presence in much of the food we eat has caused widespread controversy, including claims that it could cause serious health problems like cancer and have a negative impact on the environment.

Here, we’ll take a look at what glyphosate is, how it differs from Roundup, and what the current science says about its potential health and environmental effects.

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What is Bone Broth and is it Really All That Healthy?

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Bone broth is more than a buzzword—it’s a food with a long tradition that may come with several health benefits.

Many proponents claim it can strengthen bones, relieve joint pain, speed up wound healing, promote good digestive health and improve sleep.

But what does the evidence say?

Here, we’ll discuss what bone broth is, how it may be beneficial to your health and how to make it yourself.

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The Vagus Nerve Explained in Plain English

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The vagus nerve is one of the longest and most important nerves in the body and helps control a number of crucial functions.

It connects your brain to your gut, and can affect everything from your mood and stress levels to your digestion, heart rate and immune response.

It may also play a major role in inflammation and various chronic diseases if not working properly.

Here, we discuss what the vagus nerve is, what it does, and how stimulating it may be beneficial for both your physical and mental health.

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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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