Turbocharge Your Workout Results

Multiple investigations suggest that a higher protein intake has a significant impact on strength and performance. Even endurance athletes can benefit from a higher level of protein intake. Adding protein to a carbohydrate-rich beverage during exhaustive endurance exercise suppresses markers of muscle damage and decreases muscle soreness after your workout. In addition, combining protein andContinue reading “Turbocharge Your Workout Results”

The Benefits of Vegetable Nitrates for Cardiovascular and Brain Health

In 2009, Michigan State researchers published a curious finding in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition – that people who had a diet high in leafy green vegetables consumed up to 5+ times (550 percent) more dietary nitrates than the average daily intake (1). Prior to the study, there was controversy over the role of nitrates inContinue reading “The Benefits of Vegetable Nitrates for Cardiovascular and Brain Health”

A New Way to Age Well

Everybody ages. It’s inevitable and a fact of life. But aging doesn’t have to mean slowing down or settling for less-than-perfect health. It’s time to say goodbye to the ways people have aged in the past and introduce a new way to age. As with all aspects of health, no one product is the answer.Continue reading “A New Way to Age Well”

Why you should care about probiotics

Why should we care about probiotics?  After all, the first time I remember hearing about probiotics was on a commercial about yogurts with added probiotics and I thought “Another gimmick to sell products”. Of course I knew very little about the meaning of the word probiotics, but I did know that yogurts had cultured orContinue reading “Why you should care about probiotics”

The Role of Muscles Is Not Just For Athletes

Muscles are visually pleasing, but they also play a deep inner role you should know about. Skeletal muscle is versatile, playing a critical role in movement, posture, breathing, circulation, and temperature regulation. Less known is muscle’s ability to support energy and protein metabolism. These features have tremendous influence over our health. What Muscle Is MadeContinue reading “The Role of Muscles Is Not Just For Athletes”

Magnesium – The Master Mineral

  This is one mineral that I wouldn’t go a day without! Like I knew what my body was missing? 😜. Absolutely not!!!   I was trying so hard with eating clean, I studied what I needed as I was aging and started taking a multi, vitamin B complex, fish oil, C plus, and D.Continue reading “Magnesium – The Master Mineral”

Don’t Let ‘Hanger’ Get the Best of You

What do you call hunger mixed with anger? “Hanger.” Being hangry can lead to unhealthy snacking. Hanger can happen to anyone. Feeling irritable and short-tempered is a natural result of hunger. In fact, it’s a part of our brain chemistry. The same mechanisms that manage our feelings of hunger also have an impact on ourContinue reading “Don’t Let ‘Hanger’ Get the Best of You”

Are You Getting Enough Nutrition From the Food You Eat?

When we make the effort to eat a balanced diet, it’s easy to assume we’ll get all the nutrition we need from our meals. But, once food is eaten, there’s potential for nutrient loss to occur during the different stages of digestion. Much of our nutrition depends on how well foods are broken down andContinue reading “Are You Getting Enough Nutrition From the Food You Eat?”

Is Poor Digestion Sabotaging Your Health and Weight Loss?

Not only does the nutritional makeup of the food you eat matter for your health, but also how well your body digests that food. What’s more, digestive problems are more common than you might think. Approximately 60 to 70 million people — or about one in five — in the United States suffers from someContinue reading “Is Poor Digestion Sabotaging Your Health and Weight Loss?”

Why doesn’t traditional or fad dieting work?

I’ve often heard that dieting doesn’t work; that people often rebound to their original weight, or worse yet, rebound to a higher weight.  I’ve heard many explanations but I’ve never seen a better one than this: The fact that is often overlooked is fat cells, especially those around our midsection, exist to protect us.  AContinue reading “Why doesn’t traditional or fad dieting work?”