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The Macronutrients: Carbohydrates

THE MACRONUTRIENTS: CARBOHYDRATES Carbohydrates are an endlessly debated topic in nutritional science. On one side, there are low-carb proponents who claim carbohydrates are the root cause for a variety of modern health problems—from obesity to diabetes to heart disease. On the other side, there are those who think that carbohydrates serve essential functions for

The Macronutrients: Carbohydrates2020-03-29T15:55:57+00:00

The Macronutrients: Protein

THE MACRONUTRIENTS: PROTEIN For decades, protein has been the macronutrient of choice for fitness pros, bodybuilders, and gym rats. Many of us have consumed, or at least heard about, protein shakes, whey isolate, BCAAs, and other supplements. And as of late, much of the current nutrition debates center around low protein versus high

The Macronutrients: Protein2020-02-24T20:32:41+00:00

Fiber: Feeding the Ecosystem for Thriving Health

FIBER: FEEDING THE ECOSYSTEM FOR THRIVING HEALTH We hear regularly that fiber is good for us. We know we’re supposed to eat fruits and vegetables, and at our yearly physicals, we’re encouraged to eat more of it by our doctor. Fiber is one of those words that feels familiar, and truthfully, rather boring. But

Fiber: Feeding the Ecosystem for Thriving Health2020-02-17T21:57:48+00:00

Heart Health: A Snapshot of The Body

HEART HEALTH: A SNAPSHOT OF THE BODY In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One in every four deaths is attributed to heart disease, and every forty seconds, someone in America has a heart attack (I). These statistics are both jarring and disheartening--but,

Heart Health: A Snapshot of The Body2019-08-01T12:58:11+00:00

Eating Out: The Elephant in the Room

EATING OUT: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM In the last decade, modern food culture has undergone a massive shift away from traditional home-cooking.  More than ever, we depend on eating meals that were prepared by others. Restaurants come in all shapes and sizes—from fast food to five-star steakhouses.  The emerging category of gourmet

Eating Out: The Elephant in the Room2019-02-02T13:29:24+00:00

Five Things to Add Into Your Day in 2019

FIVE THINGS TO ADD INTO YOUR DAY IN 2019 New Year’s Resolutions tend to revolve around taking things out of our day. For many people, everything from sugar to alcohol are promised to be removed beginning January 1. But the feeling of deprivation slowly drives people crazy until they succumb, and the vices

Five Things to Add Into Your Day in 20192019-01-01T19:00:19+00:00

Blood Sugar Issues and The Fundamental Solutions

BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES AND THE FUNDAMENTAL SOLUTIONS More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and of those, 90 to 95-percent of them have type 2 diabetes--an illness induced by nutritional and lifestyle factors. Diagnosed diabetes cases cost the United States healthcare system $327 billion per year. One in seven

Blood Sugar Issues and The Fundamental Solutions2018-09-30T12:47:20+00:00

Why Seemingly All Diets Can Succeed…or Fail

Why Seemingly All Diets Can Succeed...or Fail It seems like not a day goes by where we don’t hear about an amazing new diet that will “reset your metabolism” or make you “shed body fat.” Everything is labeled as “fast,” “quick, “overnight,” or my personal favorite: “fat burning machine.” Even more interesting than

Why Seemingly All Diets Can Succeed…or Fail2018-09-30T17:55:04+00:00

Physiological Regulation vs. Reward Regulation

PHYSIOLOGICAL REGULATION VS. REWARD REGULATION If we were to peer back into time and look at the way humans evolved to interact with, select, and consume food, we would find clues that help us understand the modern obesity epidemic of today. Thousands of years ago, it took hours--maybe even days--to find food. That

Physiological Regulation vs. Reward Regulation2018-08-31T14:31:08+00:00

Calories-In and Calories-Out: Energy Expenditure Models

CALORIES-IN AND CALORIES-OUT: ENERGY EXPENDITURE MODELS Whether you’re a frequent flyer at the gym, a weekend warrior, or thinking about starting to workout, you’ve no doubt been faced with an energy expenditure scenario. Energy expenditure is the rate at which our bodies burn calories, and is connected to the rate at which we

Calories-In and Calories-Out: Energy Expenditure Models2018-08-31T16:46:31+00:00