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Managing Inflammation with Nutrition – Foods to eat and foods to avoid

In this episode of Authentic Self Wellness Radio, we talk all about the ways our diet can either contribute to or reduce inflammation in our bodies. Discover what foods help to manage inflammation and what foods we should avoid. Enjoy!

Foods to Reduce Inflammation

Nutrition Tips for Helping Manage Stress – The foods to eat, the foods to avoid, and more

Feeling stressed out? Pay attention to what it is that you are eating and drinking! In this episode of Authentic Self Wellness Radio, you will discover how nutrition plays a key role in promoting a positive, stress-free mood. Discover what foods can make stress worse, what foods help to reduce it, and natural ways we can help out bodies relax. Enjoy!

Nutrition Tips for Managing Stress


Authentic Food of the Day: Pumpkin Seeds!

It doesn’t have to be Halloween in order for you to enjoy pumpkin seeds. Granted, fresh seeds straight from the pumpkin are the best, but many health food stores offer pumpkin seeds in their bulk bins all year. These seeds were a celebrated food of the Native Americans who recognized them for their health benefits. They have also been a popular snack in Mexico for many years. Pumpkin seeds are a wonderful source of zinc which makes it a great food for boosting your immune-system. They are also a concentrated source of protein which is important for helping our body maintain strong muscles and tissues. Studies have shown that the phytonutrients found in pumpkin seeds can promote good prostate health, making these seeds a good snack option for men. They have also been shown to have a positive effect on those who are suffering from arthritis. In addition to all of these health properties, pumpkin seeds are a good source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper.


– Green pumpkin seeds are referred to as “pepitas” and are very popular in Mexico.

– The hulls of the pumpkin seeds are a good source of fiber. They aren’t typically eaten but they are edible!

Authen-tip: Seeds for Easy Nutrition

Sprinkling seeds on your food (or even munching on them plain) is a great way to load up on health-promoting nutrients. Sunflower seeds are excellent for promoting digestive health due to their content of soluble fiber. Chia seeds are also a great source of fiber in addition to their brain power boosting omega-3 fatty acids. Sesame seeds are high in zinc and selenium, important antioxidant cleansers. Pumpkin seeds help wound healing and are traditionally associated with prostate health. Eat some of your favorite seeds today!

Nutrition Webisode: The Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

When Halloween is all over, don’t pitch your pumpkins! Save them for their seeds. In this webisode, I tell you about the health benefits of eating pumpkin seeds, how to roast them at home, and why we should include them in our diet as often as possible. Enjoy!