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Most people associate nutrition and eating healthy with weight management and the prevention of medical conditions, like cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. However, did you know that following a healthy, balanced diet impacts much more than weight, but it also impacts brain health? The brain is the most energy-demanding organ and it responds to what we Read more

Despite the tremendous amount of medical research produced in recent years, preventable chronic diseases continue to impact countless families. The most common health condition that is currently on the rise, being obesity. Obesity is defined as being excessively fat or overweight with the cornerstones of obesity treatment as diet and exercise. With that being said, Read more

Before we dive in, let’s quickly go over what a vitamin is. Short for “vital amines” and discovered as important components of human health in the early 1900s, vitamins are essential for the proper function of the human body. They are organic substances, of no caloric value, that are needed in minuscule amounts for many Read more

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest WhatsApp Email Recent headlines have made us question the benefits of eggs, yet again. Newspapers, like the New York Post, have recently unleashed a study claiming “Eggs can lead to higher risk of cardiovascular trouble” and other similar frightening headlines. Therefore, causing an uproar (naturally) and leading us to question a Read more

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest WhatsApp Email Choosing the right person to work with you on your nutrition goals can be overwhelming. Do you choose a nutrition coach, a nutritionist or a Registered Dietitian? Is there a difference? Yes, there is and here’s why it matters. It’s important to distinguish the difference between a Registered Dietitian, Read more

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest WhatsApp Email Eat less, move more. Anyone who has been successful in achieving their body composition goals will have followed a general formula. However, they would also be quick to point out that it’s not that simple. If you’re serious about changing your body composition, it’s important to realize that you Read more

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest WhatsApp Email Celery juice claims to be the new miracle brew and sells for almost four dollars a bottle in most local stores. Since the beginning of January, there has been about 454% increase in the sales of celery juice in the United States.  This social media craze claims to aid Read more

Mar 11 2019

Keep It Simple

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest WhatsApp Email Keep it simple – Eating right doesn’t have to be complicated! It’s easy to overthink and second guess food decisions. The availability of nutrition information can be overwhelming and confusing. One person touts the best diet is high in fat and protein while another person experiences amazing results after Read more

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Email If you’ve ever heard someone talking about “macros,” they’re talking about three major nutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates.  Bodybuilders and fitness experts pay close attention to the macronutrient profile of the foods they eat to yield certain results—increased protein for muscle development and reduced carbohydrates for fat loss are some common Read more

May 30 2018

Every Sip Counts

by Pam Speich, Registered Dietitian Water promotes healthy skin, helps prevent afternoon fatigue, and—when served cold—helps keep you cool.  Because being in hot weather increases fluid losses, it’s easy to become dehydrated in the summertime, especially if you exercise in the heat. To determine your fluid needs during the hot summer months, start by calculating your Read more

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