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Separating Fact from Misinformation

Recently you may have seen an article that was released about a study conducted by the American Heart Association stating that coconut oil isn’t as healthy as we thought. In fact, the article published by USA Today had an alarming headline, “Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy.” However, I have noticed that articles are written about studies and when you dive deeper into the study there is a lot of context and information that is typically missing.

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Laura B. FolkesSeparating Fact from Misinformation
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Free 7-Day Healthy Habits Challenge Begins 10/3/16

During this FREE 7-Day Healthy Habits Challenge you’ll get the information, inspiration, and motivation you need to kick-start your weight and fitness goals! ($97 Value Yours FREE for a Limited Time!)

You’ll also discover:

  • Seven important strategies: These strategies are important for achieving your health and fitness goals. (Don’t worry, they aren’t complicated or time consuming. You’ll learn how to easily implement these simple strategies in no time!)
  • Incorporating simple habits: How to easily incorporate simple habits and food choices that will help you live a healthier lifestyle without adding more time-consuming tasks or unnecessary stress to your life. 
  • Easy to follow, sustainable advice: You’ll receive practical tips that empower you without more dieting. 
  • Support & encouragement: You’ll receive all the support and encouragement you need to develop healthy habits that’ll last. You’ll also get exclusive access to a private Facebook group full of like-minded adults and will receive daily emails for seven days with the new habit to incorporate.

Sign up today at: http://www.healthyhabits.laurabfolkes.com/

 

About Laura:

Laura B. Folkes is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and is a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She supports busy adults to take back control of their eating, successfully navigate life with food intolerances, reduce cravings and/or make sustainable changes without deprivation. After successfully losing 60 pounds and working through her own emotional relationship with food, Laura recognizes there are many factors keeping individuals from sticking to what they know works but it’s her mission to help others overcome these factors to become healthier and happier.

Laura can be contacted at laura@laurabfolkes.com

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Laura B. FolkesFree 7-Day Healthy Habits Challenge Begins 10/3/16
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Free Workshop 9/29/16: Debunking Healthy Food Myths

There’s so much conflicting health information out there. One day we hear Paleo is the best diet to lose weight and the next day gluten should be off limits. On top of that, when we go to the grocery store it can be overwhelming to know what is truly healthy when a cereal claims to be packed with protein and a cookie is loaded with fiber. But how do we know what is actually healthy and good for us?

On September 29th at 6:30 PM, Laura B. Folkes will help debunk the myths of what foods are truly healthy and what you should look for when deciding what to buy at the grocery store. The event will take place in the classroom at Tribe in Chicago, IL (1819 W. Belmont Avenue).

During this free workshop Laura will:
– Provide clarity around the claims food manufacturers use and what they really mean.
– Debunk the healthy food myths and discuss what to look for on food labels so you can be sure you’re finding foods that nourish your body.
– Discuss the best way to eat no matter your body type to ensure you feel satisfied without being deprived.

RSVP for the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/294107297620112/

About Laura:

Laura B. Folkes is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and is a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She supports busy adults to take back control of their eating, successfully navigate life with food intolerances, reduce cravings and/or make sustainable changes without deprivation. After successfully losing 60 pounds and working through her own emotional relationship with food, Laura recognizes there are many factors keeping individuals from sticking to what they know works but it’s her mission to help others overcome these factors to become healthier and happier.

Laura can be contacted at laura@laurabfolkes.com

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Laura B. FolkesFree Workshop 9/29/16: Debunking Healthy Food Myths
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A New Perspective on “Dieting”

Many people spend years trying the latest fad diet with hopes of finding the “magic pill” that will help put an end to their quest for weight loss. The issue with these diets is that while they work from some, everybody is different and there isn’t one approach that works for everyone. To support this, an article was recently published on BBCNews.com about research that is currently being conducted in Israel.

Below is an overview of the article but it’s also definitely worth a read:

  • Researchers are in the process of monitoring 1,000 people to see exactly how their bodies react to food.
  • The study is finding that what may be considered a “good” food for one person may be another person’s “bad” food.
  • The research is confirming there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to weight loss and is looking at gut microbes and the body’s blood sugar response to determine the level of individual variation.
  • Because we can change our gut microbes, if a favorite food is determined to be “bad” for blood sugar levels, this can be adjusted over time by changing the gut bacteria composition.

 

I love this new perspective from what has been considered the “norm” in the diet world. As a Certified Health Coach it is also exciting because the personalization is what health coaching is all about. We work with clients on an individual basis to identify what is working well in their lives, and for their bodies, in order to get the best results.

 

You can find the full article here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35193414

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Laura B. FolkesA New Perspective on “Dieting”