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Is Doing a Cleanse Really Healthy?

Laurie Norris Jan 27, 2020 Nutrition

With the start of a new year, many people think they need to clear their digestive systems after over indulging through the holidays. Cleansing, or detox dieting, has become popular, claiming to eliminate toxins over several days, giving your healthy eating habits a jump start. Cleanses can be done several ways. Some require fasting, while others require drinking special drinks...

Healthy Hacks

Laurie Norris Jan 1, 2020 Nutrition

Happy 2020! If you are like many, you are going into the new year resolving to be healthier, which likely means you’ll be working out more and eating better. Instead of “dieting” (the word “diet” has always made people cringe), what we really need to do is adopt a healthy lifestyle, balancing the food that is good for us with the occasional treat. Here...

What Do Food Label Claims Really Mean?

Laurie Norris Dec 5, 2019 Nutrition

Many items at the grocery store contain claims on the labels that are enticing you to buy them. But buyer beware! Multi grain, heart healthy, organic, low sugar, low fat – They all sound great, however what do these claims truly mean? According to foodandnutrition.org, there are three categories of claims. The first refers to nutrient content, usually addressing sugar,...

Weight Loss Pitfalls

Kara Sabatino RD LD Aug 8, 2019 Nutrition

Losing weight can be frustrating! There is so much bad information and diets out there that it makes it hard to know what the right thing to do is. The science behind weight loss has never changed - eat less and move more! However, sometimes chronic dieting and weight cycling can stall your metabolism making these changes less effective. If you feel like you have been doing everything right - I challenge you to think about a few minor things - these all too common “weight loss pitfalls!” 

Type 3 Diabetes

Kalie Kling CPT Jan 31, 2018 Nutrition

Type 3 diabetes? What? Yes, there is now a third type of diabetes! Type 1 diabetes is chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy. This is typically something that you are born with. Type 2 diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise...

Eight Hacks to Healthy Eating

Kalie Kling Sep 21, 2017 Nutrition

8 Hacks to Healthy Eating Let's be real, healthy eating can be overwhelming.  Here are some helpful hacks to keep things cheap and simple: Make a meal plan:  It is important to plan your week out BEFORE you go to the grocery store.  Plan to have breakfast and lunch pretty much the same all week and try different things for dinner.  Utilize your...

Can You Really Get Enough Protein from Plants?

Kalie Kling Aug 18, 2017 Nutrition

There is big controversy on whether or not people can get the correct nutrients from a plant based diet.  The biggest contender is protein, but what most people don’t know is that many plant based foods contain an appropriate amount of protein.   Some examples are: Lentils- 1 cup of cooked lentils contains approximately 18 grams of protein Hemp Seeds-...

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