nutrition

The link between Obesity and Diabetes.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in exercise, nutrition | 0 comments

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of decades you have probably heard or noticed that we have an obesity problem in our country.   You probably have also noticed that the rate of diabetes continues to rise at an astonishingly fast rate as well.   Today compared to in 1960 american adults are now two times more likely to be obese and the average american weighs 24 pounds heavier.  Even more scary is that today, children are now three times more likely to be obese as compared to in 1980.(1)   Diabetes has risen at an even higher rate in 1960 .91% of American suffered from diabetes in 2013 that number has risen to 7.18% of Americans.(2)  That...

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Vitamin D

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in nutrition, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Vitamin D Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin because we can actually get it from sun exposure to our skin.   Lately some have been calling it the super vitamin because of the wide range of health benefits that vitamin D takes an important role in.   Recently it has been suggested that vitamin D can help fight and improve conditions such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dimentia, and even cancer.   While vitamin D is extremely important in our ability to absorb calcium and thus building strong bones its most important task is supporting immune function.    With supporting our immune system which is responsible for fighting...

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Tips For Loosing Stubborn Belly Fat!

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in exercise, nutrition | 0 comments

Tips for loosing that stubborn belly fat! If you are like most of us despite our best efforts with diet and exercise it seems impossible to get rid of that stubborn fat around our midsection.   While seeking that tone and slender belly is the goal of many it seems to be the slowest responding region especially when we get older.   So here are some basic principles and strategies to help you lose belly fat.   Measuring Belly Fat The first step in attacking any problem is measuring it objectively so we can set goals and track our progress.   One simple way although not the most accurate way to measure belly fat is to use measuring tape.   When using measuring...

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Water

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in General health, nutrition, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Original (and still the best)Thirst Quencher     What do you choose to drink when your thirsty? The options are seemingly limitless.  If you are in the middle of a busy day you may choose a coffee or a sugary drink.   Some might prefer the sweetness and carbonation of a soft drink.   For non carbonated beverage drinkers the choice may a fruit juice.   Athletes may choose a gatorade or some other sports drink.   But really the best drink to quench our thirst is good old fasion water.   Our body is made up of 85-90% water so it makes sense to replenish the body with what it needs naturally. So why is water often neglected? One reason is many of...

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Fish Oils. What you need to know!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in General health, nutrition | 0 comments

There’s Nothing Fishy about Fish Oil Chances are you have heard by now that fish oils can have wonderful benefits for your health.   In the last several years fish oils have become widely available in both the capsule or liquid form.   Fish oils are high in Omega-3 fatty acids (which are difficult to consume in your diet especially if you are not a fish eater) as well as vitamin A, C, and D. Here are some of the amazing benefits fish oils have been found to have Reducing inflammation Boosting your memory Enhancing your immune system Decreasing risk of certain cancers Improving bone health Improving the look of hair and skin Reducing the risk of heart...

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The “Dirty dozen” 12 foods you should buy organic

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in nutrition | 0 comments

The Dirty Dozen 12 foods with the highest pesticide residue.   You have probably noticed over the last several years that your local grocery store is selling more and more organic foods than before.   While making the decision to go all organic can be a difficult and expensive one, some organic foods can be more beneficial than others.   Recently the environmental working group’s shoppers guide identified which fruits and vegetables have the highest and lowest pesticide residue.    The “dirty dozen” have the highest amount of pesticide residue and would be the most advantageous to buy organic.   So here is the list of the dirty dozen in descending...

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