Proper nutrition is an important part of overall health. In order to achieve and maintain good health, nutrients and other enhancing properties from food must come from a variety of foods we eat. Now-a-days, prebiotics and probiotics are common household terms which are thought to be synonymous with healthy eating. While it is true both prebiotics [...]
Well, whether we like it or not, this month seems to have flown by and the holidays are now upon us! You’ve probably been going nonstop, just like us, with trying to fit in work, friends, family, and gift shopping all while trying to maintain a regular routine and somehow find your own personal time [...]
As a dietitian nutritionist, I have received a lot of questions from family, friends, and coworkers about the best diet to follow in order to lose weight. Because of social media and the world wide web there are a lot of unbalanced diets circulating which not only confuse the general public, but cause more harm [...]
Probiotics are taking over the shelves it seems at just about every grocery store. You may have recently found yourself intrigued by the amazing benefits from these gut-friendly bacteria. With all the benefits, many are now wondering how and if probiotics are just as helpful for children. Here is a quick guide with everything you [...]
As part of an overall healthy diet, fruits are vital sources of nutrients and have many positive health benefits. Fruits are sources of some of the most essential nutrients for proper energy utilization. They can protect the body against chronic diseases, boost your immune system, and can also help make you feel fuller longer. Fruits are [...]
Hiking and outdoor adventures require proper planning before traveling. It can also suppress your appetite so plan to keep food on hand and remember to snack often throughout your adventures. Did you know you can burn over 200 calories an hour while hiking? You’re on your feet for many hours and oftentimes don’t take any breaks. [...]
With the holiday season comes holiday parties. Whether they are work-related, with family, or with friends, it seems that all holiday parties revolve around one thing; food. Holidays tend to bring up feelings of anxiety and obsession towards food. We spend them eating Thanksgiving and Christmas treats, followed by planning our New Year’s resolutions (that [...]
Some of you might have heard in magazines, the news, and other media outlets about the importance of gut health. You might have read how there is a magical connection between the gut and brain. You might have heard about organisms with names like Clostridium, Faecalibacterium, Eubacterium, Ruminococcus, Peptococcus, Peptostreptococcus, and Bifidobacteriu. What does all [...]
Good nutrition is essential for optimal athletic performance. The right combination of foods before your workout can help you not only achieve new goals, but also feel your best while doing it and help you recover afterwards. Now that you understand the importance of nutrition, I am going to share with you the biggest takeaway: [...]

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