Is All Protein Created Equal?

Not all protein is created equal.  What do I mean by this? As a nutritional therapist I am a firm believer in bio-individuality and can respect a person’s decision to choose the type of diet they want to follow.  If you choose to be a vegetarian, I respect your decision.  That being said, it is Read more about Is All Protein Created Equal?[…]

Low Carb? No Carb? Are carbs the enemy?

Low carb diets have become all the rage over the years and carbohydrates have gained quite a bad rap, which makes the topic of carbohydrates confusing.  Carbohydrates are one of the macronutrients that make up foods, the other macronutrients are fat and protein.  All foods are fat, protein, carbohydrate or any combination of the three.  Read more about Low Carb? No Carb? Are carbs the enemy?[…]

Is Fat Bad For You?

Is fat bad for you? Are you consuming the right fat? Have you been told that fat is bad for you?  Are you, or have you been, on a low fat diet?  If so, you are going to want to read this. A diet that consists of bad fats is detrimental to your health.  Many Read more about Is Fat Bad For You?[…]

5 things you can start doing today to improve your digestion.

Digestion is a north to south process that starts in the brain.  The three main organs, from a nutritional standpoint, that are important to digestion are the stomach, the pancreas, and the gallbladder.  The main goal of digestion is to break food down into small molecules in which the cells can absorb the nutrients. The Read more about 5 things you can start doing today to improve your digestion.[…]

The Importance of Being Properly Hydrated.

Do you drink enough water?  Water is the most important nutrient in the body.  Water is also the most common nutritional deficiency among the American population.  Water has many roles within the body.  Water regulates body temperature, makes breathing easier, transports nutrients, removes wastes and flushes toxins.  It also improves oxygen delivery to cells, improves Read more about The Importance of Being Properly Hydrated.[…]

Does food tracking lead to obsessive thoughts around eating?

Does food tracking lead to obsessive thoughts around eating? I ask this question after trying many different forms of food tracking.  I mean haven’t we all counted calories at one time or another?  I know I have!  I can remember going through my personal training program and learning about nutrition, wanting to see results, and Read more about Does food tracking lead to obsessive thoughts around eating?[…]

What Should I Eat and Where Should I Start?

What should I eat and where do I start? Let’s start with the basics; nutrition is a science that is focused on the interactions between living organisms and their food.  It includes the study of the biological processes used in consuming food and the body’s ability to use the nutrients contained in the food.  Nutrients Read more about What Should I Eat and Where Should I Start?[…]