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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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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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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