Nutrition

How to Encourage Kids to Eat Less Sugar

Kids seem to be drawn to sugar like moths to a flame. But we all also know that too much sugar, from any source, is bad for us. And, then again, children, unlike adults, need to eat a minimum amount of carbohydrates per day, and may need some fast-release carbohydrate at times, due to how…

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Nutrition News- December 2017

The holidays are full of parties and events that can make it hard to stick to a healthful eating pattern. My newsletter has some tips to help make that easier!

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Nutrition News- November 2017

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that Americans gain an average of 0.4 to 1.8 pounds each year during the holidays. Unfortunately, that weight isn’t likely to disperse with the holiday cheer – it tends to stick around. Inside this months Nutrition Newsletter is a quick tip to help prevent…

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The Truth About Carb Cycling for Weight Loss

Have you heard about carb cycling to lose weight? Carb cycling is the latest fad for weight loss. It’s a popular diet among body builders and some fitness experts. However, this diet is not a perfect fit for everyone. Before you jump on this trend, consider the details: What is carb cycling? Carb cycling forces…

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How to Put Together Gluten-Free Meals

One of the struggles of discovering that you have a gluten intolerance is then trying to figure out what you can eat and especially how to put your meals together. You no longer eat rice or pasta as a side, bread your chicken, have dinner rolls, or eat anything you want. Even if you were…

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Top 7 Vitamins & Supplements That Boost Energy Levels

  Don’t rely on that morning cup of coffee (or two or three) to give you a lasting boost in energy. Yes, the caffeine will stimulate you for as long as it lasts, but once it is gone, the heightened energy boost is gone too and you are back to where you started. To have…

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How to Follow a Whole Food Vegan Diet

  If you have been following a vegan or plant-based diet for a while, you might be getting used to grabbing convenience and packaged foods, or getting your vegan meals from the freezer section in your local Whole Foods. While this is fine just to be vegan, there may come a point when you want…

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How Can I Get Enough Vitamin D?

When we think of “vitamins,” we know they’re super-important for health. But vitamin D is special. It’s difficult to get enough vitamin D; vitamin D is, therefore, a very common deficiency. So, let’s talk about how much of this critical fat-soluble vitamin we need, and how you can get enough. The three ways to vitamin…

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5 Tips for Eating More Fruits and Vegetables Every Day

  We all know of the famous adage that goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Indeed, it holds true to its meaning when applied literally. Health expert agree that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can help to control your weight or reduce the risk of many diseases such as hypertension, heart…

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Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?

Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked. Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn’t that critical for most people. Where this can become a consideration is for vitamin and mineral deficiencies (or “insufficiencies”). These may be due…

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