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Nutrition

Nutrition for Excercise

Nutrition for Excercise

Last night, Dr. Bailey gave an excellent presentation on how to properly fuel your body before, during, and after exercise.  This topic can go in a number of different directions, based on your individual fitness goals as well as your body type.  Nutrition protocols and recommendations are and should be different depending on if you want to lose, maintain, or gain weight, and the type of exercise that you are participating in.  This article is going to be more of a generalized recap, with pretty standard tips and recommendations for anyone who regularly exercise. 

Brain-boosting Foods

Brain-boosting Foods

The link between diet and brain function is becoming more and more clear.  The brain depends on a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in order to stay sharp and reduce the risk of age-related brain disorders that may arise late in life.  By adding some of these brain-boosting foods into your regular diet, you will give your brain the best chance to fight disease and perform at its best.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Many of you have probably seen the rise of benefits in ingesting apple cider vinegar (ACV) on a daily basis, however, these benefits have been known and around for a very long time! There are 6 major benefits that have been studied and known to be true; however, there are multiple uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Ketogenic Diet - What is it?

Ketogenic Diet - What is it?

A new diet trend that has gained popularity both in the medical community and among everyday health seekers is the ketogenic diet.  The ketogenic diet is based on the body’s ability to switch into a state known as “ketosis,” in which its primary fuel source changes from glucose, converted from carbohydrates, to ketones, which are converted from fat.  While this diet is effective for people looking to lose a few extra pounds, it is also becoming a leading method in the treatment of several chronic diseases, including epilepsy, cancer, and diabetes. 

Sugar vs. Your Body

Sugar vs. Your Body

This week is sugar awareness week! In my opinion, one of the biggest steps we can take is limiting the amount of, or completely eliminating, sugar in our diet. We know that sugar, particularly processed sugar found outside of natural sources like fruit, can be extremely damaging to our health. Let’s take a look at what happens inside our bodies when we consume too much sugar.

Why you SHOULD be taking a Fish Oil.

Why you SHOULD be taking a Fish Oil.

Time and again I have mentioned the importance of including omega-3 fatty acids as a part of a healthy diet.  Decades of research have been devoted to discovering the many benefits of omega-3s, and a wide variety of health professionals suggest consuming them due to their positive health impact.  Omega-3s come from both plant and animal sources, but the problem is with the standard American diet, the majority of us do not eat enough of the right foods to get the proper amounts of these fats.  For this reason, many individuals choose to use supplements to add sufficient omega-3s into their diet.  This month, we are featuring omega-3s as our “supplement of the month.”

More Than Half of American Kids May Be Obese by 35

More Than Half of American Kids May Be Obese by 35

Researchers estimate that 57% of children who are currently between 2 and 19 years old will be obese by age 35 if current diet and health trends continue.  Currently, about 38% of American adults age 20 and over are obese, a number which has been steadily climbing since the 1970s.  It was determined that while childhood obesity is a definitive risk factor for adult obesity, a high number of normal-weight children are still at risk for developing obesity later in life, according to the projections. 

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recently released updated blood pressure classifications and guidelines.  These guidelines come from years of research and are accompanied by updated guidance and management strategies for individuals who may be at risk for a cardiac event.  High blood pressure is known as a “silent killer,” which means it can cause harm without any symptoms.  For this reason, it is important to stay up-to-date on current guidelines, and know where your blood pressure normally ranges. 

Tendonitis – Get the Facts and Get it Fixed

Tendonitis –                                   Get the Facts and Get it Fixed

Tendonitis (or tendinitis) is defined as inflammation or irritation of a tendon – the thick, fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone.  Most people will develop this painful condition during the course of their lives, although many may not understand what the pain actually indicates.  This article will focus on causes, symptoms, and treatment of tendonitis. 

Supercharge Your Immune System

Supercharge Your Immune System

Cold and flu season is upon us.  To stay healthy while others around us get sick is even more vital this time of year. It is virtually impossible to avoid the cold and flu viruses entirely, but taking action steps to boost your immune system to fight illnesses before they strike is essential.