Critical Sleep

We all know that sleep is vital for our health. Getting rest to repair our cells and reset our hormones is crucial but getting to bed is so hard for many of my clients (and me!) All my life, I was convinced that I was a night owl, that I didn’t need a lot of …

Foundations of Nutrition – Salt

Salt has earned a bad reputation in our modern world because of the effects of highly heated and highly refined salts. Like my last post on healthy fats, I believe that salt is one of the building blocks of our health. Salt plays many important roles in the body. The chloride fraction of salt -Sodium …

Oh! These Towers!

I am so grateful for this little path in my neighborhood… it’s much nicer than running on sidewalks and it saves me from having to drive somewhere to run… though the boardwalk would be nice! BUT these things. You see them? Those electrical towers?? Ugh. Some clinicians call it the white elephant in the room …

Foundations of Nutrition – Fat

The three foundations of nutrition that I stress with all of my clients included water, salt and fat. Both the quality and quantity of water salt and fat will drastically impact your nutritional foundation. Today we will talk about fat, as I am participating in a low carb day with my faster way community. Fat …

FWTFL Part 3 – Carb Cycling + Strategic Workouts

What is Carb cycling? It is just what it sounds like: an alteration of carbohydrate intake to prevent fat loss plateaus and keep your metabolism working effectively. Basically, you cycle between low carb days and regular carb days to ensure that your body burns fat effectively without causing significant hormonal damage or dips in energy. …

FWTFL Part 2 – Macronutrient Tracking

I fell in love with nutrition in college in an Intro to Nutrition course I enrolled in to fulfill my general ed requirements. I was also a teenager obsessed with the caloric content of food and learned how may calories were in a gram of carbs, fats, and protein way before I understood human metabolism. …

FWTFL Part 1 – Intermittent Fasting

Occasional, scheduled fasting has become a popular trend in the health and fitness industry since decades ago. From juice fasts to the Master Cleanse, the many benefits of fasting have been touted. However, recently, regular intermittent fasting has become something many have adopted as a lifestyle. The main three types of regular fasting include: 24-hr …

Enzymes

Enzymes are proteins that catalyze reactions with an organism. Even if you have the best nutritional plan around, and supplement your diet with a host of vitamin supplements, without enzymes, the vitamins will not be absorbed into your system. The best source of enzymes from your diet comes from raw food, eaten in its original state with no processing.

Warming Ginger Tea

I have been using this ginger tea recipe every winter for the last 10 years and it has never failed. Ginger with its warming and immune boosting properties, combined with sage and thyme, work to keep your body in tip top shape to fight off the bugs of the season. I cook my ginger tea plain, with herbs or with my mom’s recipe, adding cinnamon and jujubes.