10 Super Grains

10 Super Grains

Grains are super nutritious, delicious and easy to make. I cook most of my grains in a rice cooker. These cookers use a sensor to tell when the liquid has been absorbed. All you have to do is add one part grain and 2 parts water and hit the start button. When the...
Are You Feeling Unhealthy?

Are You Feeling Unhealthy?

One of my personal training clients was telling me that he is feeling unhealthy and really tired. I was surprised because he is in great shape and typically feels great. However, anyone can get caught up working too hard, not sleeping enough and letting their diet...
Eight Ways to Prevent Dementia

Eight Ways to Prevent Dementia

The idea of losing your ability to think clearly and remember people and places is a very scary thing for anyone who is getting older. Unfortunately Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is on the rise in the U.S. (an estimated 4.5 million Americans live with dementia). But you...
Acetaminophen and Alcohol: Liver Warnings

Acetaminophen and Alcohol: Liver Warnings

When listening to a public radio station last year about over the counter drugs, I was surprised when a doctor pointed out that acetaminophen (Tylenol) is most likely the most dangerous drug you have in your home. He said it’s especially dangerous if you mix...
Insulin Will Not Let You Burn Fat

Insulin Will Not Let You Burn Fat

One of the biggest problems with insulin is that it stops your body from burning fat.  When insulin levels are high from eating too many sugars like processed carbohydrates you are pretty much locking in the fat in your fat cells and not letting it out to be burned...
Lack of Sleep Leads to Weight Gain

Lack of Sleep Leads to Weight Gain

How do you feel when you lack sleep? I’m sure you’re tired but do you realize you’re hungry, as well. On the days that I feel hungrier than normal I have noticed I did not get enough sleep the night before. I feel like I’m eating all day for energy because I’m tired....
Reduce the Sodium and Lose Weight

Reduce the Sodium and Lose Weight

One of my personal training clients lost over 35 lbs last year following one simple rule: Don’t eat more than 1,500mg of sodium per day.  When you reduce the sodium in your diet to no more than 1,500mg a day it becomes real difficult to gain weight. All the processed...
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