5 Steps to Making A Healthy Family

Being a parent is hard work! I’ve officially made it two years as a parent and I’ve had to really shift priorities during these two years. I, just as I’m sure you do, want my family to be a...

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How to Brew Kombucha for a Healthy Gut

In this blog, you'll learn what Kombucha is, the health benefits of drinking it, and how to brew your own at home. A healthy gut is the first place to start for curing many ails. What is Kombucha? Kombucha is fermented tea....

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How to Prevent Your Gut From Derailing Your Training

Is your training and athletic performance being compromised by an unhappy gut? Whether it's traveling, antibiotics, dining out or intense training, there are many triggers for GI issues. These “issues” may include stomach pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation or a combination...

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The Importance of Being a Positive Role Model

I had a very sad experience recently that reminded me of the power and importance of being a positive role model. A 6 year old told me she needed to get skinny! Yes, a 6 year old little girl!! After...

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Staying Hydrated: A Step-By-Step Approach to Calculating Sweat Rate

Have you considered what your sweat rate is, and how it can easily cause dehydration? You don't have to stand outside long to know that summer is in full-swing.  It's this time of year that I ask myself why I...

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Vacationing: The Healthy(er) Approach, Nutrition Edition

This blog shares how you can have a realistic approach to eating healthy on vacation, without depriving yourself. Figuring out exactly how I was going to write this blog was quite the challenge, to say the least.  The day before...

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A Scientific Approach to Low-Carb Diets in Endurance Athletes

Training on a low-carb diet? Learn the science behind why high-fat / low-carb diets fail to support endurance athletes. Let's review on a more scientific level about the effects of low-carbohydrate diets in endurance athletes. Also, check out this post by Guest...

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Recipe of the Month: Banana-Nut Cookies

This guest post by Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern shares how she overcomes sugar cravings, plus her recipe for Banana-Nut Cookies. Confession time. I am a soon-to-be Bachelor of Exercise Science as well as an aspiring registered dietitian....

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Food First, Supplements Second: Why Supplements Should Not be Your Primary Go-To

Well, whether we are ready to accept it or not, it’s beach season! With bathing suit weather upon us, it’s time to pull out our razors, tan our pale skin, and burn off all those Christmas cookies that have...

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Exercise is Medicine: Diabetes Management and Physical Activity

Although everyone can benefit from physical activity, individuals with diabetes can significantly improve their overall health by exercising regularly. Studies have shown that exercise can actually reduce the impact of diabetes on the body and prevent diabetes-related disease and...

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