Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

The Basics: What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent Fasting, IF, is basically time restricted feeding where you eat during a certain window of time during each day. You typically fast with lots of water or non-caloric beverages for the remaining hours of the day. The most popular is a "16-8 IF," which is a 16 hour fast with an 8 our [...]

Are All Nutrition Bars Created Equal?

Deciding which bar to fuel you through a long day can be challenging as there are so many on the market to choose from! I recently sat down with my colleagues at Sports Medicine Weekly, Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole, for a quick Q&A to break down how to choose the best bar for you. Q: WHAT DO YOU [...]

2019-03-22T16:51:19+00:00 Superfoods, Weight Loss|

Stay Clear & Focused: New Year, New You in 2019

Each year, after weeks of celebrating and indulging in food, drink, and fun, we often make New Year’s resolutions to improve our health. These resolutions allow us to begin the year focused and with healthy intentions. Right? Unfortunately, most people lose sight of their goals and give up on their resolutions within the first few months of the year. Let’s Try [...]

How to Handle Sugar Cravings

A study released by the scientific journal PLOS One proves that sugar intake directly correlates to higher rates of diabetes. The study was conducted by four researchers, including Dr. Robert Lustig, presenter of the 2009 “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” talk that became a YouTube sensation at close to 8 million views and counting. What’s more shocking? The addictive nature of [...]

What to Eat During the Colder Months

When warm, hazy stretches give way to the crisp, cool days of Fall, everything feels new. And just as the seasons change, your body’s needs change with each season. How you eat, what you eat, and where your food comes from all play a role in seasonal eating. Master Eating Seasonally As the external conditions turn windy, dry, and cold, [...]

2018-12-17T23:57:28+00:00 Superfoods, Weight Loss|

De-stress, Build Bones, and Boost Metabolism

By now, you probably know that stress takes a tremendous toll on your body, often showing up in the form of headaches, intestinal issues, weight gain, hypertension, insomnia, and other health problems. Did you know stress also wreaks havoc on your bones and calorie burning capacity? If stress travels with you like unwanted baggage, take advantage of summer’s slower pace to let it go, boost metabolism, and build [...]

Greens: Good for the Liver, Immune System, Gut, and More

The list of beneficial properties offered by greens is long and includes: Improving circulation Promoting healthy gut flora Improving liver function Strengthening the immune system Clearing congestion Greens provide a whole host of valuable nutrients, micronutrients, and phytonutrients. Chlorophyll (found in all green vegetables) is a powerful blood builder akin to liquid oxygen! If you are trying to get pregnant, you [...]

Boost Your Metabolism with Intermittent Fasting

Have you heard of intermittent fasting (IF) and wondered what it’s all about? Well IF simply involves alternating cycles of fasting and eating. Many studies show this can cause weight loss, improve metabolic health, protect against disease, and perhaps help you live longer. Specific benefits of intermittent fasting include: Lower glucose and/or insulin level Improved lipid profile and blood pressure [...]

Why Diets Don’t Work

You can’t turn on the TV, drive down the road or go to a party without being confronted with America’s hottest obsession: weight. Diets are a billion-dollar industry; companies spend millions and millions luring you to try the latest diet (low carb, high protein, low fat, no fat, you name it) with promises that this will (finally!) be the solution [...]