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Diet Culture: The Biggest “Detox” We All Need

  With summer in full swing, juice detoxes, gluten-free cleanses, and 14-day bikini body diets are everywhere. We all know someone who has tried one if we haven’t ourselves. While it may initially ...

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5 Common Food Label Misconceptions

  What are those percentages on a nutrition label? Is 800mg of sodium a lot? What exactly is the difference between carbs and sugars? We’ve all been there: standing in a grocery store aisle, turning ...

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Critical Thinking in the Click-Bait World

As a personal trainer and nutritionist, I am always being asked about my thoughts on the latest nutrition or health article, study, documentary, etc, especially when the claims being made are ...

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What is the MIND Diet?

    In the last few years, the health of our brain has been a growing topic of interest. When we explore brain health, it’s not just about mental health. The brain is one of our most important organs ...

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The Diet of the Decade

    I know what you’re thinking. New year, new me, new diet…. What fad diet shall I choose to follow this year? While we understand the appeal of fad diets, nutrition experts are typically not huge ...

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Stop Worrying about Sodium

Over the course of the last decade or so, there have been countless dietary myths that seem to make sense on the surface, but don’t pass the test when actual human physiology and scientific research ...

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4 Ways to Enhance your Diet that Could Save your Life

I can hear the counterpoint playing in my mind, “But we’re all going to go some day anyway so why should I change my diet?” Yes, I know, but what if I told you that you could improve the quality of ...

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The Right Diet for You

It seems as if there are new diet trends popping up every few months, and without a proper understanding of how food in general impacts weight loss and weight gain, it can be confusing. I hope to ...

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Protein FAQs Part 2: High Ratio Protein Sources

  This post is the continuation of a multi-part article about protein. If you missed part one, be sure to check it out here. What are good sources of protein? “I’ve heard quinoa, nuts, and beans are ...

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Protein FAQs Part 1: A Nutritionist Weighs in on the Current Science

As a personal trainer and nutritionist, I'm often asked about protein and how it relates to health and fitness: What are good sources of protein? How much should I be getting? How much is dangerous? ...

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