It’s Pumpkin Season!

  It’s Pumpkin Season!     24   October, 2017   That means all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice. It is fall’s signature squash and it really does pack some powerful nutrition and health perks! Now, I’m not talking about the syrup-y pumpkin flavored coffee drinks that...

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The Top Healthiest Nuts and Seeds

  The Top Healthiest Nuts and Seeds     20   October, 2017   Nuts and seeds are so healthy as they are a natural source of vitamins, minerals, protein, fat and fiber. There is so much variety of nutrients these contain that it is best to eat a variety of nuts and...

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Nutritional Support for Acne

  Nutritional Support for Acne     20   SEPTEMBER, 2017   Most of us have heard of acne and know how it looks. But do you REALLY know what it is? Acne is an inflammatory skin condition found mainly on the face but can also be found on the back, chest, and shoulders....

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Electrolytes and Gatorade

  Electrolytes and Gatorade     6   SEPTEMBER, 2017   Do you know what electrolytes are and why we need them?   You've heard all the push to drink sports drinks to replenish these said electrolytes. But do we really need specialty drinks to get the job done? First...

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It’s Watermelon Day! Who knew?!

  It’s Watermelon Day! Who knew?!     3   AUGUST, 2017   We all know how refreshing watermelon can be on a hot, sticky day. That may in part be due to the fact watermelon is made up of 90% water.   This sweet and tasty fruit is related to the cantaloupe melon,...

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9 Ways to Support Your Immune System

  9 Ways to Support Your Immune System     14   JUNE, 2017   70% of your immune system is formed in your gut.   If you eat poor quality foods, your immune system is going to be impaired. 1. To build up your immune system, it is important to take a quality probiotic. I...

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Supplements: What you need to know!

  Supplements:  What you need to know!     22   MAY, 2017   There seems to be a lot of information out there regarding supplements. In addition, most people are very confused on whether they need them or not. People hear things on the radio, the TV, or from...

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Trans Fats & How to Read Labels

  Trans Fats & How to Read Labels     10   MAY, 2017   What are trans fats you may ask? Trans fats are a type of fat found naturally in animal fats but at pretty low concentrations compared to processed foods. In chemistry, you learn about hydrogenation. That's what...

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Cholesterol: What is it? Part 2

  Cholesterol: What is it? Part 2     26   APRIL, 2017   Last week, I wrote a post about cholesterol and some of the basics. If you missed it, click here to catch up. The first post touched on some of the basics of cholesterol and why its needed in the body. In...

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Cholesterol: What is it and Why Are We Afraid of It?

  Cholesterol: What is it and Why Are We Afraid of It?     19   APRIL, 2017   Cholesterol has been a hot topic and has caused people much stress and confusion. First, eat eggs, then don’t eat eggs! Eat margarine, not butter – be very afraid of saturated fats. This is...

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Eating Healthy for Easter 4 Tips

  Eating Healthy for Easter 4 Tips     12   APRIL, 2017   The holidays are a time to gather with family and friends and celebrate the reason for the season. Food definitely becomes a focus of these events but you can make the best of healthy eating by planning ahead...

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Spring Eating!

  Spring Eating!     5   APRIL, 2017   You've heard of Spring cleaning. But have you heard of Spring eating? With the weather getting warmer there are so many clean, spring eating options coming up! With the dawn of Spring, we will be seeing Famers Markets popping up...

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Animal Protein & Our Health

  Animal Protein & Our Health     29   MARCH, 2017   The consumption of animal protein and eating the vegan or vegetarian way is controversial among nutrition scientists as well as the lay person. It appears that many studies on the consumption of animal protein are...

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THE SCIENCE OF BUYING EGGS

  THE SCIENCE OF BUYING EGGS     22   MARCH, 2017   Eggs contain all the essential amino acids and they provide a great source of B12, Riboflavin, Phosphorus and Selenium. One egg provides 7 grams of protein, 0.4 grams of carbohydrates and 6 grams of fat. This is all...

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