Nutrition Blog

Ditch the Diet for the Lifestyle

Julia Barber

From fad diets to promising rapid weight loss to meal replacements flooding the market, it's easy to be tempted by the idea of a quick fix. However, focusing on making a lifestyle change rather than adopting a temporary diet is not only more effective for long-term health and well-being but also offers a more sustainable approach to overall wellness. 

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The Power of Superfoods

Julia Barber

These remarkable foods are packed with an abundance of essential nutrients, antioxidants, and health-promoting properties. With their ability to provide a wide array of benefits, superfoods have become a cornerstone of a balanced and nourishing diet.

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Navigating the Grocery Store: Tips for Making Healthier Choices

Julia Barber

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is essential for optimal health and well-being. But with so many food choices available at the grocery store, it can be challenging to make healthy choices.

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Mindful Eating

Julia Barber

Mindful eating is a practice that involves paying attention to the food you're eating, the way it tastes, and how it makes you feel. It's about being present and fully engaged in the experience of eating, rather than rushing through your meals or eating while distracted. 

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Hydration is Key: Tips to Stay Hydrated

Julia Barber

Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining good health and overall well-being. Our bodies are made up of about 60% water, and proper hydration is necessary for many bodily functions, including regulating body temperature, delivering nutrients to cells, and removing waste. 

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Spring Cleaning for Your Health and Wellness

Julia Barber

Spring is in the air, and it's the perfect time to give your health and wellness routine a little spring cleaning! Just like we declutter our homes and freshen up our living spaces, our bodies also need a little spring cleaning to help us feel our best.

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Move to Improve: The Power of Exercise

Julia Barber

Exercise is a crucial component of maintaining a healthy body. It's not just about looking good or losing weight - regular physical activity has numerous benefits for our overall health and well-being. 

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Why You Should Prioritize Self Care

Julia Barber

Self-care is an essential aspect of maintaining good health and well-being. In today's fast-paced world, it can be easy to neglect our own needs in favor of work, family, or other responsibilities.

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5 Processed Foods to Avoid

Julia Barber

In today's fast-paced world, processed foods have become a convenient and easy option for many people. However, consuming too many processed foods can lead to various health problems. These foods are often high in calories, sugar, salt, and fat and lack essential nutrients and fibers that are necessary for maintaining good health. 

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Autoimmune Disease

Julia Barber

Autoimmune diseases are a group of illnesses that occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, tissues, and organs. This autoimmune response can cause damage to virtually any part of the body, from muscles and joints to internal organs. 

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The Power of a Mindset Shift

Jillian Tedesco

Have you ever found yourself stuck in the same unhealthy habits, no matter how hard you try to break them? It is really freaking frustrating. The truth is, making lasting changes to our lifestyle is difficult, because it requires a complete mindset shift. In order to transform our lives and create lasting change, we must first see ourselves in a new light and envision the future we want for ourselves.

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Eat Well, Work Well: The Connection Between Nutrition and Productivity

Jillian Tedesco

Research has long suggested that diet plays an important role in overall productivity. That’s because when we consume foods that are packed with nutrition, our bodies get the energy they need to stay energized throughout the day.

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Without Fear There Cannot Be Courage

Julia Barber

We asked Dave about some of the fears and doubts he had when he decided to make this commitment to hike 2000 miles through the application trail. 

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5 Tips to Keep the Holidays Healthy

Julia Barber

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But it can also be a challenging season for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. With all of the hustle and bustle, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed trying to juggle last-minute shopping with cooking big family dinners - not to mention having delicious treats seemingly everywhere you turn!

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How to make eating out less stressful

Jillian Tedesco

Eating out can be stressful when you are trying to follow a health journey. But it doesn’t have to be! Speaking from a healthy nut/foodie/chef/nutrition guru, I have broken those chains of fear and stress, and I love eating out. I want to walk you through how I got there.

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5 Tips For Better Sleep

Julia Barber

On average, how many hours of sleep do you get a night? 5, maybe 6 hours on a good night? If you struggle to get your 8 hours of sleep you are not alone. In fact, 50% of Americans say that they feel sleepy throughout the day, and 35% of adults in the US report getting less than 7 hours of sleep every night.

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The Fearsome Project

Julia Barber

The Fearsome Project consists of a 2,194 mile hike through the Appalachian Trail to bring awareness to Multiple Sclerosis and highlight resilience in the face of MS and other extreme challenges we face in life.

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Fall Produce: The Freshest and Tastiest This Season

Julia Barber

Not only do these seasonal foods taste better, but they're also cheaper and have higher nutritional value. Plus, eating what's in season is more environmentally friendly. 

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Are Carbs Bad?

Jillian Tedesco

Carbohydrates are a fuel source. There are 4 calories of energy per 1 gram of carbohydrate. So if in a day you consume 100 carbs, which sounds like a lot but it’s not, that only equates to 400 calories. Think about that. Even restricted caloric intakes of 1300-1500 calories would be getting less than a ⅓ of its calories from carbs.

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B Vitamins

Julia Barber

Let's talk about B Vitamins! You've probably heard of Vitamin B12 as it is a popular supplement for energy. Or maybe biotin (B7) which is often used for healthy hair, skin, and nails. Did you know that there are 8 B vitamins in all?

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