Nutrition for Athletes: How to Stay Properly Hydrated

Previously in our series of articles and tips covering nutrition for college athletes we have discussed the dietary knowledge of NCAA division I athletes, and the deleterious effects of dehydration on athletic performance and even on academic performance....more

The Importance of Hydration for College Athletes

In this on going series of posts that cover nutrition and diet for college athletes we have talked already about how well athletes actually eat (or at least think they do), and of the critical importance of fueling up with a big breakfast.Today we are going to dive into something that is even more important, not only for high performance on the field and in the field, but in terms of, like, living.And that is the topic of water....more

Nutrition for College Athletes – How Well Do College Athletes Eat?

In part one of this series of posts covering nutrition for college athletes we are going to quickly get into the benefits of eating better, and take a peek into research covering the dietary habits and knowledge of collegiate athletes.The upsides of eating well may seem obvious.After all, as athletes we are drilled from an early age on the importance of properly fueling up before practice and competition.Here are just four of the things that happen when we clean up our diet:...more

5 Healthy Foods to Control Your PCOS

As one of the most common hormonal imbalances affecting women, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been recognized and diagnosed for more than 75 years. It is considered the leading form of endocrine disruption in women of reproductive age. However, there is still a lot to learn about how this hormonal imbalance occurs and how its symptoms can most effectively be reversed....more

Dieting and Your Best Results

For hundreds of years, Americans have had the desire to indulge in great tasting foods and enjoy life to the fullest… a source of entertainment as well as comfort in life. The age old question arises: "How can I lose some of this added weight and feel and look better?"...more

Make the Right Choice...Choose Pulses!

Celebrate the international year of pulses by learning the health benefits of these great dried seeds & how to incorporate these nutrition powerhouses into your meals.   ...more

How To Read A Nutrition Label

I mentioned on my blog before that I use to work at a weight loss clinic. The program I helped clients do had 3 parts: weight loss, transition then maintenance. Basically, I helped people lose weight using pre portioned diet food then taught them how to transition back into eating real food to keep their weight off for good!In this maintenance phase I covered topics like how to approach the grocery store, what your plate should look like, what proper serving sizes look like and most importantly how to read a nutrition label....more

I Take Making School Lunches Seriously

With the joy of back-to-school, comes the dreaded burden of lunches. Early morning lunch assembly comes with a significant amount of loud sighing. We take our lunch making seriously in my household crafting well thought-out, immune-boosting, organic nutritional bundles of culinary love. We tried menu planning last year, it died down after a few months. ...more

Best of August - Recipes in Review

I'll admit, I've barely cooked this month.  On July 30 our little girl entered this world and we've been consumed with love, snuggles, diapers, feeding, burp cloths, and healing.  In the midst of this transition we have been well fed by family and friends, for which I am immensely grateful!Breakfast...more