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Nutrition

Eating to Improve Mental Health *

Posted: Nov 05 in Health And Wellness, Nutrition by

For decades, medical journals have reported effects of certain types of diets on medical problems. For example, we know that ketogenic diets can reduce seizures in children with epilepsy, and that Mediterranean diets can reduce the risk of heart disease. People are experiencing heightened levels of stress, anxiety, insomnia, hopelessness and depression. Is there any […]

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Do Protein Drinks and Bars Help with Weight Loss? *

Posted: Jun 11 in Nutrition, Optifast, Weight loss by

For decades, people working towards losing weight have turned to different types of diets for weight loss – low-fat, low-carb, low-calorie TV Dinners delivered to the house, skipping meals and other trendy solutions. For a time, people were eating ancestral diets (“Paleo”) and now there is again a trend to do ketogenic diets (“Keto.”) Many […]

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Going nuts about weight loss *

Posted: Mar 12 in Health And Wellness, Nutrition, Weight loss by

This study looked at how many of the calories in nuts are actually extracted when we eat them and found that a lot of the nuts pass through our system undigested. [Read more]

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The Keto Diet: Pros and Cons *

Posted: Mar 12 in Nutrition, Weight loss by

What is a keto diet? People following keto weight loss diets eat high protein, high fat, and low carbohydrate. When the body is using fat as an energy source instead of carbohydrates the fats are broken down into ketone bodies, a process we call ketosis. Ketone bodies can be measured in the urine, blood or […]

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Nutrition: A Basic Primer To Properly Fueling Your Body *

Posted: Feb 25 in Health And Wellness, Nutrition by

While the average American is inundated with news about diet and nutrition, it is often this surplus of information that creates misinformation. Having a working knowledge of nutrition is not only essential to making the right choices for yourself, it will also help you determine fact from fiction the next time someone tells you about the latest diet they are on. Nutritionists spend years in school to become experts, but all you need is a basic understanding of nutrients, calories and what they mean for your body. [Read more]

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