Nutrition

Interplay of Obesity and Sleep

Perhaps I should have started with these issues as they are more straight-forward, but I am roughly going in order of what is most common (although, by no means creating a comprehensive list).  As you will see, understanding how hormones, stress and circadian rhythms work (see Part 1 if you missed it) will help you understand just how serious the #1 obesity-related sleep problem is!

Interplay of Obesity and Sleep

Which came first?  Obesity, or sleep problems? The associations between the two are undeniable so no matter which you start with, you are likely to experience the other.  Let’s take a look at this conundrum…

 

We Deprive Ourselves of Sleep 

Hate to say it, but the top cause of most people’s sleep problems is themselves.

Prevent the flu with food?

Can diet affect our ability to ward off the flu?

You’ve heard the old wives tales about chicken soup curing everything and an apple a day keeping the doctor away, but does diet really play that big of a role in protecting you from the flu?  As we prepare to enter the sugar-laden Christmas season, I think it’s worth exploring how diet (especially eating too much sugar) can impact your risk of getting the flu this year.

Fermented Foods

So many of us had parents and grandparents that had a “science experiment” bubbling away in the pantry of fermented goodness.  Our ancestors have been fermented foods for thousands of years to pres

Fermented Veggies

So many of us had parents and grandparents that had a “science experiment” bubbling away in the pantry of fermented goodness.  Our ancestors have been fermented foods for thousands of years to preserve the harvest and make their food last longer.  However, the more research is done on these foods, the more we are discovering how healthy these foods are for us!

Grocery Store Highlight: Eggs

 Free-range, pastured, organic, or natural eggs? The choices are endless!   Have you ever stared at the egg section in the grocery store?

Death by Coconut Oil?

I’m sure you haven’t read anything recently about coconut oil (ha). 

Is it really that bad for you?  Spoiler alert- NO!! 

8 Tips for Immune Health

With the kids back in school and the winter months fast approaching, it is time to take a look at ways to boost immune health and decrease the risk of illness during cold and flu season. Here are 8 helpful tips to help keep the whole family healthy and happy.

Death By Coconut Oil?

I’m sure you haven’t read anything recently about coconut oil (ha). 

Is it really that bad for you?  Spoiler alert- NO!! 

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way- let’s explore the research.

Grocery Highlight

Free-range, pastured, organic, or natural eggs? The choices are endless!   Have you ever stared at the egg section in the grocery store?  There are so many options and it can be overwhelming to know what is the healthiest option. Come along with me as we finally put an end to all of these questions.


First of all, what’s with all the labels?

There are 4 major labels that go on an egg carton that you need to understand.