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Everyone Deserves to Be Safe

According to the CDC, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men are victims of violence at the hands of an intimate partner. Intimate partner violence (IPV) transcends all races, socioeconomic classes, gender and sexual identities. Among these statistics are mid-life women, who are...

Bone Health Essentials – What Every Woman Should Know

When we think about what it means to be “healthy” we think about our heart, lungs, exercise, how we eat …. but we rarely think about our bones – until we are older, when our doctor talks to us about osteoporosis (severe bone loss) or sadly, we have a fracture. But by...

Is Fat Loss More Difficult While Taking Hormone Therapy?

One of the most frustrating changes associated with the menopausal transition is the accumulation of fat in places where it wasn’t before! The decline in estrogen is associated with greater resistance to insulin which results in the accumulation of visceral fat and...

Insulin Resistance – What it is and how we Combat it!

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that moves glucose from the bloodstream into the cells so it can be used to fuel the function of the cells and tissues of the body. In people with Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas is unable to make sufficient insulin to drive...

The Power Within at age 40 and Beyond

Shellie Edington, age 52; 2016 Crossfit Games Masters Champion - by Kevin Harrington Over the last 30 years, the Fitness industry has evolved from the gym being mostly for “muscle heads” – and certainly not a place for a teenage girl - to a more inclusive environment...

This is Not a Blueberry

The debate about “whole food” versus supplements is like the Clash of the Titans in the Nutrition world.  But when it comes down to which is better, I’ll take from the Precision Nutrition playbook and say “It depends..”. When it comes down to what is going to...

Finding Balance through Ayurveda

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented ways of managing disruptions to our environment and coping with uncertainty. Here we take a trip East to Ancient India where we explore an alternative medicine philosophy that focuses on balance and holistic well-being....

Deep Health: What is It? … and How do we Achieve It?

While I was training for my nutrition coaching certification through Precision Nutrition, we learned about the concept of “Deep Health”. Traditionally we think about “Health” as our blood pressure,  cholesterol levels, regular exercise, eating a “healthy” diet. But...

Why women should lift

Just a generation ago, women’s weight-lifting was largely isolated to professional athletes and competitive body-builders. Men have been lifting weights for years, but it has not come into the mainstream for women until the past 10-15 years. Some of the barriers to...

Shake Recipes

For all the great reasons to start your day off with a shake, check out my article “Shakes-The Ultimate Superfood”. The Anatomy of a Shake 1 – Base: Almond, Soy or cow’s milk, your choice of protein (Whey, pea, Casein, etc), a binder such as Xantham gum or chia seeds....

Shakes – The Ultimate Superfood

With the reality of our “new normal” setting in, it is now, more than ever, so important to stay healthy and strong. The foundation of “good health” is sound nutrition. Now, this doesn’t mean overhauling your diet – especially at a time when grocery store stockpiles...

Your Home Gym- from COVID-19 and Beyond

As we emerge from the days of stay-at-home orders and the reality that the fitness industry may be changed for the long-term, how we stay fit going forward is looking very different. Limitations on group fitness keep us from our fitness friends who motivate us and...

Aging is not a Decline – It’s a Detour

This was a tough week. I have been running a mile to warm up before my workouts and I’ve been so slow. Why am I slow? Is age catching up with me? I am turning 50 next month, after all. Maybe this is it. Maybe it’s downhill from here - my biggest fear - or maybe it’s...

Fertility, Fitness and Reproductive Health – Debunking the Myths

So many times I hear patients say “Should I be on bedrest while I’m trying to get pregnant?”…… “I read something online that said I shouldn’t exercise if I’m having trouble getting pregnant…”. Well, the myths are debunked here. According to the American Congress of...

Keto and Conception – Is It Safe?

The science of fitness and nutrition is advancing at a rapid pace. Fad diets and supplements are flooding the mainstream and fertility specialists are increasingly asked “Is there a special diet that will increase my chances of getting pregnant?” or “Is there anything...

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