Category: Nutrition

Be Smart about Gluten-Free Foods

Are you going gluten-free?  If so, you are in good company.  Many Americans are reducing the gluten in their diets.  Some are doing this because they have a confirmed diagnosis of Celiac disease, some are gluten sensitive, and others are finding that reducing gluten aids them in weight loss. What is gluten? Gluten is a…

Prevent Impulse Eating: Helpful Tips

 It’s happened to all of us. You know the feeling – you are away from home running errands, or you are out late because you had to stay at work longer. And you realize that you are hungry. Not just a little hungry though. You haven’t eaten for hours, your head is starting to throb,…

It’s Easter! Back Away Slowly…

The warm breezes of spring mean that Easter is around the corner! After the heavy colors of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, the bright, cheerful colors of spring are a welcome sight. But the cheerful colors are not limited to flowers and eggs. There is no escaping the onslaught of sugar that threatens us at…

Fueling your Body for Optimal Performance

From weekend warriors to Ironman finishers, performance is directly tied to diet. If you want to train at the peak of your ability and recover quickly, you must be intentional about what you eat, taking care to feed your body what it needs. Trying to workout with a body that is starving for essential nutrients…

Cortisol – The Death Hormone

Cortisol, (referred to as the stress hormone) is a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands. Cortisol counter acts fat storing effects of insulin by accelerating the process of gluconeogenesis, a way to make glucose (energy) from non-carbohydrate sources including making glucose from amino acids. Amino Acids that can be converted into glucose…