Fermented Vegan Proteins – Are they Really Better for You?

Fermented Vegan Proteins – Are they Really Better for You? When it comes to nutrition, there are certain things that are tried and true. Eating plenty of vegetables, drinking water, and limiting added sugar intake [...]

6 Reasons to Add More Plant Protein to Your Diet

6 Reasons to Add More Plant Protein to Your Diet There’s no magic solution to losing weight and maintaining a healthy waistline, but there is something that comes pretty close—protein. Protein has been proven in [...]

Are Your Hormones Causing You to Gain Weight?

Are Your Hormones Causing You to Gain Weight? The days of thinking your weight all boils down to calories are long gone. These days, scientists are confirming what women have known all along--hormones, whether from [...]

Grains—Are They Good or Bad for You?

Grains—Are They Good or Bad for You? There are plenty of fad diets out there. And with every fad diet, there's usually a villain—like carbs, fats, sugar, and gluten, to name just a few. Sometimes, [...]

How to Take Care of Yourself After Pregnancy

How to Take Care of Yourself After Pregnancy For many new moms, taking care of a new baby is an overwhelming (albeit amazing) experience. Even when you’re not feeding or changing the baby, your thoughts [...]

Does Weight Determine Your Health?

Does Weight Determine Your Health? "Healthy weight is defined as the weight at which people arrive when they normalize their eating, accept their bodies, and turn their attention to creating more fulfilled and meaningful lives."  - [...]

14 Foods for a Flatter Belly

14 Foods for a Flatter Belly  “Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.” It’s a quote that often pops up on fitness sites and motivational social media posts, but is there any truth [...]

Dear Diary…How a Food Journal Helps You Lose Weight (And Keep It Off!)

Dear Diary…How a Food Journal Helps You Lose Weight (And Keep It Off!) The weight loss industry is huge (no pun intended). Each year, people all over the country spend $20 billion on books, products, [...]

10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight For years, the number one New Year’s resolution in the United States has been to lose weight. If you’re like the millions of Americans who vowed to drop a [...]

25 Baby Steps To Eating Healthier

25 Baby Steps To Eating Healthier Whether you are out with friends or at home cooking for yourself, here are some tips to help align your eating habits with your quest to better health!  They [...]

5 Tips and Tricks for Staying Motivated

5 Tips and Tricks for Staying Motivated   Staying motivated can be one of the hardest parts about reaching your fitness goals.  Some days or weeks we just can’t get motivated to hit the gym [...]

Top 6 Foods to Avoid for a Beach Body

Top 6 Foods to Avoid for a Beach Body Is summer around the corner? Are you wanting to look good for a class/family reunion? If your body isn’t quite where you want it to be, it [...]

The Most Important Nutrients for Athletes (or Working Out)

The Most Important Nutrients for Athletes (or Working Out) If you’re an athlete (especially a vegan one), or lead a very active lifestyle, you already know that the foods you eat affect your performance. But [...]

Honor Your Heart with A Plant-Based Diet

Honor Your Heart with A Plant-Based Diet Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. If you have high cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, a history of heart [...]

Bacteria – The Good, the Bad, and Your Gut

Bacteria – The Good, the Bad, and Your Gut If you’re like most people, the very thought of bacteria makes you reach for your hand sanitizer. But when it comes to your gut, bacteria can [...]

Lower Your Glycemic Load and Lose Weight

Lower Your Glycemic Load and Lose Weight When it comes to carbs, it seems like people are either all about them or avoid them at all costs. But carbohydrates can have both a positive effect [...]

How to Use Protein Before, During, and After Your Workout

How to Use Protein Before, During, and After Your Workout  Whether you use dairy or plant-based protein, we all know that healthy doses of the stuff is vital to exercise recovery and performance. Yet it’s hard to [...]

Real Talk with Guru Russ Marchewka: How to Stay Fit When You’re Busy Being Busy

Real Talk with Guru Russ Marchewka: How to Stay Fit When You're Busy Being Busy Competitiveness never goes away.  I’ve been a professional athlete for 8 years and I’ve always said that if I blew out [...]

Dietary AGEs—What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Dietary AGEs—What Are They and Why Do They Matter?   We all know that the foods we eat directly affect our health. But did you know that the way you prepare your food also matters? [...]

7 Benefits of Exercise

7 Benefits of Exercise Exercise is almost like a secret antidote to many of life's ailments.  From depression to heart health and even libido--engaging in a regular exercise routine can improve virtually all aspects of life and [...]