Posts by madcap

Detox Diets and Body Cleanses: Are They Even Safe?

Detox diets…body cleanses…colon cleanses…bowel cleanses… You’ve probably heard all of these terms used in reference to “ridding your system of unhealthy toxins” — but what do these terms actually mean? Do you really need to be on a ‘detox diet’ or ‘cleansing’ your body? Are programs and products marketed as detoxes and cleanses even safe…

Read More

Should You Avoid Food Colors & Dyes?

Despite the growing trend of healthier and safer food products being introduced into the marketplace, you might be surprised to learn that the consumption of artificial food colors, has been increasing over the years, especially among packaged products marketed to children. Food colors and dyes have been around since the mid-1800’s and were originally created…

Read More

What is a ‘Health Halo’?

If you’re trying to eat healthier, you already know you should be including lots of fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains.  But when you step into a grocery store, things get a bit more complicated. The majority of store shelves are crammed with a tempting assortment of pre-packaged and convenience foods.  So, how do…

Read More

HIIT: what is it – and is it really the best fat burning workout?

If you follow the fitness industry, you’ve probably heard of the benefits of HIIT (or High Intensity Interval Training). The short, yet powerful workouts are touted as the best way to improve your overall conditioning, burn fat, and even balance hormones! (but that’s another article!) So, what is HIIT anyway? HIIT workouts involve working at…

Read More

December 2018 Nutrition Newsletter

People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disease of the intestines that results in stomach pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and/or constipation, often try a variety of restrictive diets to get relief. The low-FODMAP diet helps approximately 70% of people with IBS live healthy, symptom-free lives. FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligosaccharides (fructans and galacto-oligosaccharides)…

Read More