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Keto Diet
Roki Prunali

10 Tips for Trying to Survive a Ketogenic Diet

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Last month I lamented over a serious lack of energy, and I thought I should dig a bit deeper into my diet to see if I could find any red flags that were dragging me down.  Heading into my trusty nutritionist’s office, I already knew I was in trouble – let’s just say I have not been completely honoring the diet that I had signed on to. During my visit I started listing my daily diet, but I stopped right in my tracks after I got through breakfast, when he told me that I was basically starting my day all wrong. Tweaking my previous diet that I was (loosely) following, the new direction he set me off on is basically a ketogenic diet.

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Microplastics
Roki Prunali

Are You Eating Plastic? Scientists Say Yes.

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There is no denying that, with millions of plastic bottles and bags being used on a daily basis, we are trashing our planet. It has been said that by the end of the year, we will have produced enough bubblewrap to encircle the Equator 10 times. If this didn’t scare you enough, the news gets worse. It takes an incredibly long time to degrade this enormous amount of plastic, and, meanwhile, trillions of tiny shards called microplastics are making their way into the ocean – and consequently finding their way into marine animals, tap water and even table salt. Where I am going with this? Well, these microplastics are making their way into your gut.

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Liver Cleanse
Roki Prunali

5 Foods for a Happier Liver

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If there is one organ that is overworked and underpaid, it is the liver. Our liver keeps us safe by clearing out the toxins we voluntarily (and involuntarily) ingest each day, protecting us from that blur of a wine-y weekend, that hormone-fueled junk food high, or even the on and off cycles of antibiotics we sometimes self-diagnose. But with each of these binges, we are slowly damaging our precious livers. With the holidays creeping up on us and the countless sweets, cocktails, and OTT holiday parties tempting us, our bodies may be feeling the need for some TLC, so let’s show them some love.  

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