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S is for Sunflower Seeds

Jane Lawson

I'm a 20-something on a mission to defining myself, and ending stigma surrounding allergies, autism and out-of-the-box thinkers. In my free time, I write the unconventional web series I've been creating, tend to my garden, and binge-watch stuff on Netflix. I blog at janepedia.com.

Sunflower seeds didn’t totally enter my everyday diet until I came home with three pages stapled together of all the things I’m allergic to. Well, almost all—I couldn’t be tested for nuts due to the risk of anaphylaxis. Since I was so sick, I was teetering on the edge of utterly desperate: I’d do nearly […]

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W is for Wheatgrass

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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Wheatgrass: General Information, Benefits, and Methods of Use Wheatgrass. I don’t know about you, but when I hear that word I can almost taste the bitterness in the back of my throat from the last shot of greens I took when ordering a smoothie from my favorite local joint. In general, I think that when […]

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G is for Gluten

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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Gluten, and it’s nemesis gluten-free, is one of the hottest topics in the foodie industry these days. Gluten is a mixture of proteins that are found in various types of grain, including wheat, barley, rye, oats and a few others. Gluten-free eating plans were originally designed for people who suffer from celiac disease, which is […]

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The Importance of Fiber In Your Eating Plan Cannot Be Overstated

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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As a Vegan, I am constantly asked, “how do you get your protein?” and, “what about Calcium?”, and told “but you can’t get B12 from plants!” Just as constantly, I desperately want to shout my reply, “WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR FIBER!?” The importance of fiber is crucial for our health and weight management and […]

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E is for Eating Disorders

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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Eating disorders are a very real, tragically common, and utterly terrifying part of our world. Their presence should be noted and understood as well as possible so that individuals suffering can get the help they need instead of the judgement that will offer no help at all, and possibly make things even worse for them. […]

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D is for Dairy

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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BOOM. This is the post that will shake all other posts. This is the post that will probably get me blacklisted off a bunch of cheese-lovers radars. This is where I will get really real. Dairy. I know you love cheese, right? You can’t live with out it? I hear ya. I thought the same […]

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C is for Calcium

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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People, in general, are not overly educated when it comes to nutritional information. Yes, some people are highly educated. And some people are completely and thoroughly ignorant. But the vast majority of people know something about nutrition, but not too much. This is to be expected – we can’t all be experts at everything! The […]

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B is for Blood Pressure

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? It is one of the few things that most doctors will check any time they see a patient, regardless of why that patient might be visiting. This is because blood pressure is so incredibly important to our heart health and, as you can imagine, […]

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A is for Antioxidants

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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I’m sure you’ve heard the term “antioxidants” before, and probably recently if you consume any sort of media. It is somewhat of a buzz word right now, along with the term “super foods.” The problem is that many people have heard the word(s), but they don’t really know what they are. You may know that […]

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P is for Peanut Butter

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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I am addicted to Peanut Butter. I cannot get enough of it. Right now, I honestly don’t want anything to do with any food that doesn’t involve my beloved peanut butter. Being addicted to Peanut Butter is better than being addicted to cigarettes, for example, but it is still kind of a problem. This post […]