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MELAMY Total Body Wellness

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Need a Mood Boost?

There’s no question that what you eat can affect how you feel. Mental health and brain health are complex. So are the foods we eat, and the ways our bodies interact with those foods.  While we don’t always know the exact mechanisms of how food and nutrition help, we do know a few ways that …

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It’s official! Organizations and governments are (finally) declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake. While this is a step forward, there are still a few problems. One – they don’t all agree with each other and two – we don’t necessarily agree with them either. We all know sugar is NOT a health food. …

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Image: congerdesign:Pixaby All fat is NOT created equal! Fat is one of three macronutrients (a type of food generally required in large amounts in the human diet); along with protein and carbohydrates. Some fats are super-health-boosting; and, others are super-health-busting. Health-boosting fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and mood. Whereas health-busting fats can …

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Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Happy day before Thanksgiving! We thought this blog post should go out a little early this week. It’s in good timing before our typical day of overindulging. Do you ever feel a bit overextended in the belly after a meal? Perhaps gassy? Have you ever carried a “food baby?” Well, …

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If you often feel hungry, you are not alone! There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your hunger hormones are having a party. But other times, the hunger may not be …

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Yes, there are lots of different kinds of salt: grey, pink, iodized, kosher, sea, etc. They come from salt mines in the ground, or from evaporating the water out of salt water. What they all have in common is that infamous mineral that we’re going to talk about below: sodium. In food, salt is used …

Salt: The Delicious Health-Buster (And What to Use Instead) Read More »

Keto 101

Ketogenic Diet 101 The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, very high-fat diet. It has recently gained a lot of popularity in the wellness sphere because of some of its health benefits. This diet has been shown to help some people lose weight (yes, even with high fat). It can also help improve certain health …

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Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They’re supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids or fatty acids. And because there are multiple ingredients, there are low doses of each ingredient. In fact, they are the most commonly used …

Multivitamins – Are They a Waste of Money? Read More »

Well…yes, they do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation.” “Meditation” is the ancient practice of connecting the body and mind to become more self-aware and …

Mindfulness & Meditation… Do They Really Work? Read More »

If you don’t love cooking, maybe we can help make it more fun for you! Okay, sometimes we don’t find cooking to be all that fun. We can get into a rut just like everyone else. So that’s why we’ve listed our best fun cooking tips for you. Fun Cooking Tip #1 Check out new …

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The odds are that you or someone you know experiences heartburn. Around half of North American adults experience it at least once per month. Somewhere between 10-20% have it at least once per week. Heartburn, also known as reflux, occurs when the strong acid in your stomach creeps up into your esophagus. It can feel …

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Hi there! We are so excited to share the launch of our new, re-designed website. We have completely revamped the look and hope you love it as much as we do. If you don’t already know us, we are Melaina and Amybeth and together we are MELAMY Total Body Wellness. We help women over 40 …

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