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

Four Ways to Train Your Hamstrings at Home

FOUR WAYS TO TRAIN YOUR HAMSTRINGS AT HOME Squats, Lunges, stairclimbing, running, and bicycling are great options to build and maintain strength in your lower body when you don’t have access to equipment. The only drawback is that all these activities are primarily geared toward the quadriceps and, to a lesser extent, the

Four Ways to Train Your Hamstrings at Home2020-03-26T21:25:53+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

Three Systematic Changes to Make in 2020

THREE SYSTEMATIC CHANGES TO MAKE IN 2020 Many of us go into the New Year with high hopes and big dreams.  “I’m going to lose weight.” “I’m going to make more money.” “I’m going to manage my stress.” “I’m not going to miss a workout.” “I’m going to write more.” Motivation is strong

Three Systematic Changes to Make in 20202019-12-20T14:36:51+00:00

Shopping Thoughtfully: The Story of Our Food and Soil

SHOPPING THOUGHTFULLY: THE STORY OF OUR FOOD AND SOIL The food industry of 2019 is bridging the curious interface of demand for ethical food; confusion over what exactly is ethical, healthy, and sustainable; and the birth of large consumer populations who are willing to pay for it. As consumers grow more discerning in

Shopping Thoughtfully: The Story of Our Food and Soil2019-11-30T15:12:21+00:00

Spark A Chain Reaction of Change

SPARK A CHAIN REACTION OF CHANGE Productive, happy, and healthy human beings tend to make decisions based on two things: they identify the choice as part of their self-image and they have an internal locus of control. Identity-Based Habits Identity-based decision-making and inertia tend to influence the daily life of a human being.

Spark A Chain Reaction of Change2019-09-25T17:53:04+00:00

The Nature of Adapting: The Link Between Your Muscles and Your Mind

THE NATURE OF ADAPTING: THE LINK BETWEEN YOUR MUSCLES AND YOUR MIND Part of the nature of being a human being is the subconscious desire--emotionally, mentally, physically, and metabolically--to stay the same. What do I mean by that? Your cells have no desire to do extra work. To change. To grow. They’d like

The Nature of Adapting: The Link Between Your Muscles and Your Mind2019-09-01T19:35:10+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