Category Archives: Nutrition

What is a Ketogenic Diet?

I love to listen to podcasts. Lately I have been listening to a variety of podcasts about the ketogenic diet. It seems to be gaining momentum. Some tout its benefits for enhancing sports performance, and others for therapeutic reasons, longevity, … Continue reading

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What is a Healthy Relationship with Food?

It is kind of weird to think of having a relationship with food. When I think of a relationship I often think of my connections with other people. My husband, my friends, my coworkers, my boss, or my family, etc. … Continue reading

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Is Muscle Testing to Diagnose Nutritional Status Quackery or a Quick Fix?

My undergraduate degree is in kinesiology so naturally I was curious when I stumbled across the idea of Applied Kinesiology. I read some information online regarding a practitioner that used Applied Kinesiology (AK), and more specifically muscle testing to diagnose … Continue reading

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The Slow Cooker: An Athlete’s Best Friend

            Imagine coming home in the evening after a hard workout. You are tired and hungry and the¬†thought of making dinner is overwhelming. The aroma of a fresh cooked meal greats you as you walk … Continue reading

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Athletes and Winter Weight Gain

The winter is a time of rest for many athletes before they start ramping up their training for spring races. For many people, including athletes, weight gain might be viewed as an acceptable part of surviving the winter months. The … Continue reading

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I looked like a vampire! My experience with Iron-Deficiency Anemia

When I was in high school I decided I would become a pesco-vegetarian. This means I was a vegetarian that ate fish, dairy, and eggs. I was an animal lover and decided I did not want to eat meat because … Continue reading

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Understand Gluten and Avoid Jimmy Kimmel

Understand Gluten and Avoid Jimmy Kimmel Mention the word “gluten” and you are likely to get varied opinions on the topic. Some say consuming gluten is harmful to health and should be avoided. Others say that the whole gluten-free trend … Continue reading

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