Nutrition

Do It Anyway

Look at the calendar. It’s the end of September. Stores are already tempting you with Halloween candy, and very soon it will be the season filled with company parties, happy hours, and family gatherings – all of which you are expected to or at least feel compelled to attend. How[…]

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directional sign for good choice and bad choice

Potent Protein Powder

Not all protein powder is created equal, and not all proteins are created equal. A human body needs amino acids to break down food, grow, repair body tissue, and perform many other body functions.  Some amino acids are considered essential and must be obtained from food because your body can[…]

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got protein? sign

Everything In Moderation

I think “everything in moderation” is a horrible idea. Well, maybe not horrible, but certainly not close to ideal if you really want the body you’ve always dreamed of. This article, Why “Everything In Moderation” Doesn’t Work, by Jonathon Ross is spot on, and I want to share it with[…]

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a saying about moderation being for cowards

Intermittent Fasting

I’m often asked if I am a fan of Intermittent Fasting or IF. Well….while I think it could help some people, the vast majority of people would find it difficult to follow consistently. There are too many variables that may be out of your control, such as work schedules, family[…]

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intermittent fasting infographic

Benefits of Antioxidants

Have you heard about the benefits of antioxidants? Have you seen ORAC or Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity on food products? What is it? ORAC is a method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of food and drink. The benefits of antioxidants to your health is that they slow or prevent the[…]

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antioxidants and free radicals

Daily Fiber Intake

Most of us hear our doctors talk about daily fiber intake and how it affects us, but what does it really mean? Fiber is a carbohydrate that is derived from a plant food and cannot be digested.  There are two types – soluble which partially dissolves in water, and insoluble.[…]

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definitions of soluble and insoluble fiber with pictures of examples of each

The Truth About Carbs

Social media, online articles, print magazines, TV news shows – they all claim that their latest story has discovered the truth about carbs. I believe that carbs are not the enemy, but that certain types of carbs are better for you than others. And like all foods, if you take[…]

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Canola or Olive Oil?

Is there a difference if you use canola or olive oil? Actually, yes! You try to eat healthy and make smart choices. You eat chicken, turkey, and fish, either baked or grilled. You eat vegetables with nearly every meal. You eat oatmeal and sweet potatoes. You drink a lot of[…]

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bottle of canola oil and of olive oil