Salivary Gland Tumors from Cell Phone Use?

What effect does mobile phone radiation have on your parotid gland? That’s the topic of my video Do Cell Phones Cause Salivary Gland Tumors?.

A summary of studies found no acute effects of cell phone radiation, such as nausea, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue, but researchers only looked at the short-term effects of mobile phones without considering any of the data on potential long-term effects. Finding no acute effects, they recommended that future research efforts should concentrate on possible chronic effects. You may recall that I explored the studies on brain tumors in my video Does Cell Phone Radiation Cause Cancer? and looked at the effects on the auditory nerve in our ear in The Effects of Cell Phones and Bluetooth on Nerve Function. But, looking at our brain and our ear isn’t enough. What about our parotid glands, the big salivary glands right next to our ear? You can

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5 Balanced Bowls to Add to Your Next Meal Prep

Looking for a little meal prep inspiration? Need something easy to take with you to work? These 5 balanced bowls are exactly what you need!

Meal prepping can get really old really fast, especially when you’re sick of your usual go-to recipes. That’s where these balanced bowls come in! Bowls are a great way to add variety and versatility to your meal prep without having to spend hours in the kitchen. 

Using the Foundational Five to Create Balanced Bowls

In case you’re new to the NS Community and the Mindful Nutrition Method, the Foundational Five system is part of how we teach you to build balanced meals. It makes it easy for you to give your body the nourishment you need while having the flexibility to enjoy the foods you love without stressing about food.

The Foundational Five is made up of five elements of nutrition including Protein, Fat, Non-starchy

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How To Gain Self-Control Around Food

Do you often lose control when you’re around food? Keep reading to learn how you can gain self-control around food today. 

Maybe it’s a specific type of chips, or a brand of crackers, where no matter how much you tell yourself no, you feel like you completely lose control around them. Does this sound like you? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Losing control when you’re around food is one of the most common ailments we see clients with today. People often struggle to control how much they eat or what they eat when certain food items are placed in front of them. 

In order to take back control, we actually have to relinquish a bit of control. Confusing, I know. But I promise it will make sense in a moment. Let’s get into it. 

Is Food Controlling Your Life?

So how do you know if you’re really losing control

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Our Favorite Nourishing Holiday Recipes

Looking for some nourishing holiday recipes to include on your menu this year?

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite options that are made from nutrient-dense whole foods. All of our recipes are also free of dairy and gluten for those with sensitivities who need variations of some traditional recipes!

It’s great to enjoy the original versions of these recipes — no matter what the ingredients are. But sometimes, you need a nourishing option for one reason or another. It’s about being intentional and having a balanced mindset!

Find that area right in the middle — where you’re nourishing yourself and also having space to experience joy around your food experience.

Here you’ll find a few holiday recipes that are great nourishing choices. These are all easy to make and store well for leftovers!

How to Make Balanced Meals Throughout the Holidays

One way to bring more balance to

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How to Stop Overeating During the Holidays

Do you often find yourself overeating during the holidays? If so, you’re not alone, and we can help. Keep reading to learn how to stop overeating during the holidays.

The holidays come around every year, and with them comes an influx of emotions. Some are exciting and nostalgic, while others are more overwhelming and stressful. Because of this, navigating food and nutrition during this time can be particularly difficult. 

This year, by simply implementing a few tips and tricks from a registered dietitian, you can set yourself up for success and avoid overeating this holiday season. 

Overeating During the Holidays 

So why does it happen? In actuality, there are quite a few reasons. The holidays generally call for celebration, and the celebration usually means social gatherings. And what do we often find at social gatherings? Food!

Additionally, there are usually nostalgic traditions that the holidays bring about as well, which

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