Is Eating Organic Better for Your Health?

Is Eating Organic Better for Your Health? Eating organic has become increasingly popular over the years, but is there any health benefit to spending more money on our fruits and vegetables? What if you just [...]

Meal Prepping Gives you More Time for Summer Fun

Meal Prepping Gives you More Time for Summer Fun The summer months bring a new energy to the days with the sunshine out and warmer temps! It can also be a great time to establish [...]

How to Stay Lean During Summer Vacation

How to Stay Lean During Summer Vacation The summer vacation.  As American as apple pie.  Whether you choose a road trip to the mountains or a relaxing getaway at the beach, it’s the perfect way to give [...]

Twisting Yoga Poses for a Better Posture, Balance & Core

Twisting Yoga Poses for a Better Posture, Balance & Core Twist all the bad stuff out, so that you can let all the good stuff in! Twisting yoga poses are hard! They are challenging poses that can [...]

Gluten-Free Labels: What Do They Really Mean?

Gluten-Free Labels: What Do They Really Mean?   Gluten-Free. Without Gluten. Certified Gluten-Free. These are just a few of the labels you might run across when looking for gluten-free foods in the grocery store. For [...]

12 Myths About Gluten

12 Myths About Gluten For those with celiac or gluten intolerance, the growing availability of gluten-free foods is a welcome and much-needed change. With an estimated 2.5 million people in the United States still undiagnosed, [...]

Rice Protein vs. Rice or Rice Flour

Rice Protein vs. Rice or Rice Flour Things may get a little confusing and overwhelming when you first enter the world of protein powders. If you are considering a plant-based protein, you have many options to [...]

National Nurses Week 2016: Self Care is Important Too

National Nurses Week 2016: Self Care is Important Too Take care of yourself, so you can continue to care for others. The art of nursing is no easy feat.  Taking vitals, managing lines, educating patients, [...]

Mindful Eating: What is it and how can it help you lose weight?

Mindful Eating: What is it and how can it help you lose weight? Have you ever gone to a restaurant, ordered your favorite meal, and continued eating long after you were full just because it [...]

Non-Heme Iron: Is it Better for Your Health?

Non-Heme Iron: Is it Better for Your Health? It’s no secret that iron is good for you—but did you know that not all iron is created equal? Heme and non-heme, the two different types of iron, [...]

7 Simple Egg Substitutes for Vegan Baking

7 Simple Egg Substitutes for Vegan Baking Don’t Eat Eggs? You are not alone.  Due to the rapid growth of people adopting a plant-based or vegan lifestyle, many more egg-substitutes are popping up on store [...]

Myth: Plant Proteins Need to Be Combined

Myth: Plant Proteins Need to Be Combined Plant proteins are known to be low in (not lacking)  one or more essential amino acid, and it is because of this that they have been historically recommended in combination [...]

Eating the Right Protein on the Ketogenic Diet

Eating the Right Protein on the Ketogenic Diet When selecting a diet, the first question you should ask yourself is, “Is this healthy?” With diets that range from borderline healthy to downright bizarre, finding a [...]

7 Reasons to Choose a Single-Source Protein Powder

7 Reasons to Choose a Single-Source Protein Powder Protein powder blends are a new thing. It’s when you find multiple sources of protein in a product, from animal to plant-based.   There are whey plus soy [...]

Pea Protein and the Paleo Diet

Pea Protein and the Paleo Diet Each year, approximately 45 million Americans go on a diet. With demand like that, new diets seem to pop up every week. The paleo diet is all the rage [...]

7 Easy Ways to Up the Ante On Your Protein Smoothie

7 Easy Ways to Up the Ante On Your Protein Smoothie Whether you want to fuel your muscles post-workout, add more protein to a vegan diet, or start your day with a healthy meal, protein [...]

Are Vegan Diets Healthy for Children?

Are Vegan Diets Healthy for Children? Whether for health, ethical or environmental reasons, plant-based diets are becoming more and more popular these days. So much that parents may be increasingly considering whether or not to [...]

Plant Protein vs. Animal-Based Proteins

Plant Protein vs. Animal-Based Proteins Can you really thrive on plant-based proteins alone? Or do you need animal-based proteins to get all of your essential amino acids? When it comes to the textbook definition of protein quality, [...]

20 Creative Ways to Use Protein Powder

20 Creative Ways to Use Protein Powder  Protein powders can be used for much more than you think! There’s nothing like an ice cold smoothie in the dead of the summer or a chilled shake to [...]

How to Avoid Age-Related Weight Gain

As you move into your 30s, 40s, and beyond, (unfortunately) your metabolism starts to naturally SLOWWW DOWN. For many, the primary cause of this is muscle loss.  The phrase: “if you don’t use it, you [...]