Using Nutrition To Improve Your Performance In The Gym

Are you an athlete or a fitness enthusiast looking to improve your athletic performance?  I have been getting more questions about improving athletic performance recently using nutrition.  This could be due to the fact that more people get back into fitness following the New Year.  Also, more people start to think about events they are Read more about Using Nutrition To Improve Your Performance In The Gym[…]

Chronic Inflammation – Is your body trying to tell you something?

Frequently, inflammation comes up as a topic when people are discussing their health, nutrition, and/or wellness.  But what exactly is inflammation?  Inflammation can be a confusing topic.  Today, I want to talk about inflammation, what it is, what causes it and how to reduce it. Inflammation is the body’s natural way of protecting itself from Read more about Chronic Inflammation – Is your body trying to tell you something?[…]

Don’t Beat Yourself Up. Tips for getting back on track.

After taking a little time off I am getting back into the swing of things.  The holidays were nice. We spent the holidays with family and, unfortunately, the boys spent most of winter break battling sickness.  We didn’t follow a routine which was very refreshing, but it is hard to get back on track and Read more about Don’t Beat Yourself Up. Tips for getting back on track.[…]

Five Tips For Reducing Stress.

Many of us experience stress, some of us more than others.  Stress is a natural reaction to everyday life experiences.  The reaction to stress can be physical and/or mental.  Stress can be triggered from everyday responsibilities at home, work, school, etc.  Stress can also be triggered from serious life events such as the death of Read more about Five Tips For Reducing Stress.[…]

Your Skin Is The Largest Organ In Your Body

What you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your mouth.  As a nutritionist, I talk a lot about how the food we eat fuels our body and how nutrition impacts our health.  As someone who is passionate about helping individuals reach optimal wellness, I realize that there is Read more about Your Skin Is The Largest Organ In Your Body[…]

The Best Nutrition Plan For Your Needs

With so many choices it can get confusing to pick the right diet or nutrition plan.  Are you curious about paleo, primal, keto, or one of the many other diets?  I know you have heard me talk about bio-individuality before, but what exactly does that mean? There is no one size fits all or perfect Read more about The Best Nutrition Plan For Your Needs[…]

Is Cholesterol Bad for Your Health?

Did you know that dietary cholesterol or the cholesterol that is found in foods, such as egg yolks and butter is different from the cholesterol that is found in your blood?  The cholesterol that is found in your blood is produced in your liver.  According to Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD., author of Fat and Cholesterol are Good Read more about Is Cholesterol Bad for Your Health?[…]

What to do if you have an Autoimmune Disease.

Last week I discussed autoimmune disorders, what they are, what causes them, who is at risk and I also provided a list of the most common autoimmune disorders.  You can read that post here. Autoimmune diseases are caused by genetic and environmental factors.  Your genes, or your genetic disposition, determine if you are predisposed to Read more about What to do if you have an Autoimmune Disease.[…]

The Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise.

Do you have an autoimmune disease?  If you do not have an autoimmune disease you most likely know someone has one.  The American Autoimmune Related Disease Association, Inc. estimates that over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease, and the number of people being diagnosed each year is on the rise1.  Autoimmune disorders are caused by genetic and Read more about The Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise.[…]

5 tips to boost your immune system as you prepare for the cold and flu seasons.

5 tips to boost your immune system as you prepare for the cold and flu seasons: Eat a whole food, nutrient dense diet. Your body needs many nutrients such as vitamin A, C, D and E along with important minerals like selenium and zinc for immune support.  Eating a whole food nutrient diet, focusing on Read more about 5 tips to boost your immune system as you prepare for the cold and flu seasons.[…]