Tag: nutrition

Fiber For Your Health

In the realm of nutrition, there’s one powerhouse that we should all be paying attention to and that’s the power of fiber. It’s one of the reasons that almost every nutrition plan involves increasing your plant intake. Fiber plays a crucial role in our overall health and well-being, from aiding digestion to reducing the risk…

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Understanding Ultra-Processed Foods And The Impact To Your Health

People are busier than ever; causing many to rely heavily on quick and easy, ultra-processed food (UPF) for our meals and snacks. Convenience often trumps nutrition in a fast-paced world, however relying on UPFs poses a host of health risks.  Ultra-processed foods are defined by their extensive processing and the addition of preservatives, artificial ingredients,…

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Don’t Drink Your Calories!

One of the simplest action steps you could take to dramatically improve your overall health is to replace anything you drink with water or no-calorie options. If people committed to this and changed nothing else, most of their health metrics would improve significantly. Many people wonder why they can’t seem to lose any weight when…

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Plant Based Protein

Protein is a critical component of a balanced diet, playing a vital role in the growth, repair, and maintenance of various tissues in the human body. As we age, protein intake is essential to preserve muscle tissue and to assure optimal functioning of organs and our hormonal system. Insufficient protein consumption can lead to muscle…

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Remove Nutrition Confusion

How does one decide which approach to healthy nutrition they should adopt? Some swear by a vegan or vegetarian approach to promote overall health. Others are convinced that a carnivore approach is necessary to preserve and grow muscle. Intermittent fasting is another approach while others eat every 3-4 hours throughout the entire day. How about…

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Understanding the Basics of Calories In and Calories Out

As we head into the holiday season of parties, treats and excessive indulging, many people become concerned with the impact on their weight and overall health. It’s helpful to understand the science of caloric intake and calorie output and how the balance impacts whether you lose weight, gain weight or maintain. The term “calorie” is…

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Intuitive Eating

The Holiday Season is a wonderful time filled with family, friends, good times, and great foods. Many find themselves stressing over how holiday goodies may affect their health and fitness goals. This is the perfect time to practice the principles of intuitive eating. The first step is to understand we eat because we’re hungry, but…

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Practical Tips to Living Long and Healthy

Over the last 4 weeks, we’ve learned 4 General Themes for how to live long and healthy based on areas where high concentrations of Centenarians live in Japan, Italy, Greece, and Costa Rica. How Does That Correlate to Vancouver WA, USA?! 1. Increase Unconscious Movement People who live in Blue Zones experience a vast amount…

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Increasing Life Expectancy by Learning from Blue Zones

The final episode in the Netflix Series “Live to 100 – Secrets of the Blue Zones” asks whether we can change our future based on the wisdom gained from the Blue Zones. These unique pockets where a high concentration of Centenarians exist provide a template for the rest of us to consider our lifestyles and…

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