Diabetes De-mythed

By Katie Lehn, RD Did you know that insulin resistance and diabetes are the leading causes of heart disease? Managing blood sugar is critical to preventing and managing heart disease. Thinking about blood sugar control, may pose a threat to the joy associated with eating, however, lowering your blood sugar does not mean one must create […]

New to Exercise? Here’s How to Start.

A few weeks ago we heard from Debbi Omizo Banis from Body Resolution who gave us some awesome advice about muscle imbalances and maintaining motivation to exercise. Now we will hear from my long time friends Sarah and Craig Smith. This physical therapist couple speaks to those of you starting a new workout routine and looking […]

My Favorite Workouts

I love to exercise. But I didn’t always love it. I grew up swimming and I didn’t really consider that exercise. It wasn’t, it was just playing and having fun in pool. Even when I swam competitively I never it took it that seriously; I swam because I liked it. When I was in high […]

Reader Question: Which Cooking Oil Should I Use?

Answer: All oils should be expeller-pressed, which means that the oil is extracted from the nut, seed or fruit using by mechanical presses rather than chemical extractions. The other three considerations are health properties, flavor, and smoke point. I’ve listed/linked below the oils in my pantry and that I most often recommend to clients. I’ve include […]

Why Eat Gluten-Free?

If you didn’t happen to catch the viral Jimmy Kimmel video, you’ve gotta see it! This video exemplifies the gluten-free diet trend, and the accompanying lack of understanding of the powerful potential of the gluten-free diet. It’s no secret that many people are following a gluten-free diet “just because”, but the reality is that the majority of these people do […]

Best Choices for Optimal Cellular Function

Most of us want to live long and vibrant lives, which means cellular function must be maintained, and furthermore, optimized, as we age. Every cell in our body has specific nutrient requirements to maintain function, and by providing the body with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, we are able to feed our cells […]

How rested are you when you wake up?

How sleepy are you during the day? These are important questions to ask yourself when considering your risk for heart disease, diabetes and depression. Inadequate sleep, either too few hours or inadequate deep sleep, increases your risk for chronic disease. Additionally, lack of sleep leads to alterations in appetite-regulation hormones. During sleep deprivation, ghrelin, a hunger […]