It was several years ago during my master’s program that I first learned about bone broth, which was referenced in the calcium section of a nutrition textbook. As expected, the text indicated that one of the most abundant sources of calcium is dairy. I have always felt challenged by this concept because a great percentage […]
What’s a Macro?
It’s all the hype these days, right? “I have to watch my macros …” If you were lucky in school they required you to take a nutrition course, and you may remember learning about macronutrients, commonly referred to these days as “macros”. If not, here’s your simple and basic lesson. Your body needs fuel to […]
What’s a Carb?
Watch those carbs! They’re dangerous! They’re bad for you … right? Not so fast!!! They’re more complex than you think and essential for your best health. Carbohydrates, also known as “carbs”, are one of the three macronutrients which is what we use to fuel our bodies. The other macronutrients, often referred to as macros, are […]
Weight Loss by Ketogenic Diet?
So, you’re ready to lose weight, or maybe you’ve already been trying to lose weight, and a colleague at work has told you how much success they’ve had using the ketogenic diet. Is it right for you? Is weight loss by ketogenic diet something that you should consider? One of my “go-to” phrases in my […]
Food Sensitivities – what they are and why they can be causing havoc to your health.
The incredibly complex immune system has many ways to mount defenses against both truly dangerous invaders (or pathogens) as well as seemingly harmless substances, including healthy foods. I never claim to be an expert on the immune system, but as much of the population understands, consuming seemingly harmless foods, for instance a strawberry, can sometimes […]
Figuring Out the Elusive Food Sensitivity
Because of the “delayed reaction” nature of a food sensitivity (reactions can take place up to 96 hours following intake), it can be a daunting task to figure out what may be the underlying cause of symptoms. I have been told that the original elimination diets consisted of lamb, rice, pear, and water. Patients would […]