If you haven’t heard of the Keto diet yet, you haven’t been paying attention. This new fad (yes fad) diet has taken the nutrition world by storm. The idea is to eat high fat, moderate-high protein, and low carb. When the proper balance is achieved, it puts the body into ketosis, which essentially tells the body to burn fat stores before calorie stores. Unfortunately with any new health craze comes loads of mis-information and downright dangerous suggestions. With this one, the common theme is “eat bacon and cheese all day, every day!” Not only will you get very tired of this diet, so will your body. Ketosis can be achieved with a healthy, nutrient dense diet, and even my vegan Purium 10 Day Detox’s often put participants into ketosis.
Americans consume more caffeine as a nation than anywhere else in the world. It is estimated we consume an average of 971 tons of caffeine per year, and 54% of people MUST get their caffeine fix daily. Out of that 54%, most of them consume three caffeinated beverages per day. The go-to’s are coffee, energy drinks, and soda.
We already know how detrimental sugar is, so besides the caffeine boost, it’s clear we need to cut out soda and energy drinks. But what about coffee and other more benign options? Continue reading “The Caffeine Fix – Pros and Cons”
Since sugar is hidden within so much of what we eat, our brains have actually become hard-wired to crave it. Without us even knowing. Doesn’t that sound crazy, being addicted to a drug without even knowing it?
For many people, that is exactly the case. Here’s how sugar addiction works:
Sugar addiction works in the same way that any addiction (such as addictions to hard drugs, alcohol, and gambling) works — it interferes with the our dopamine receptors. There are theories that our brains think that sugar is so important because of a very outdated survival mechanism from our hunter-gathering days. Continue reading “How To Break The Sugar Addiction”
Your Favorite On-the-Go Snacks
I recently asked the fans of our Facebook page what their favorite healthy on-the-go snacks are. And I got so many great suggestions, we had to share them here on the blog. These are fantastic for kids and adults alike. Do you have a favorite snack? Let us know in the comments!
Here’s the list: Continue reading “Your Favorite On-the-Go Snacks”
The Importance of Nutrition for Athletes
The number of athletes is growing daily. There are approximately 36 million people who run on a regular basis in the United States. Manhattan, NY boasts that in 2010 there are about 200,000 people who ride their bike every day! These numbers are truly amazing and will continue to grow with the popularity of triathlons, marathons and cycling events just to name a few. The participation in and the number of club sports teams for basketball, hockey, baseball, softball, tennis and volleyball continues to grow every year. With these growing numbers of participants comes a growing need for better nutrition and orthopedic care and even personal fitness programs. Continue reading “The Importance of Nutrition for Athletes”
Collagen Boosting Nutrients That Aren’t Bone Broth
By now, we’ve all heard the buzz around bone broth – it has many health benefits, like delivering an array of essential minerals, but its most distinctive benefit is providing collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and its uses are many. As natural health expert, Dr. Axe explains in detail, collagen enhances health in numerous ways, from helping to heal leaky gut, to improving skin and nail health, to reducing joint pain. Continue reading “Collagen Boosting Nutrients That Aren’t Bone Broth”