Nutrition Information

The Importance of Electrolytes During Summer

There is no shortage of neon-colored electrolyte sports drinks on the supermarket shelves today touting themselves as the ultimate “thirst-quenchers”.  With fancy marketing and strategic brand partnerships with professional athletes, the average person is convinced that these sugary and artificially colored beverages are their only choice for ensuring proper hydration after a strenuous workout or sweat …

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The powerful benefits of berries

Greetings, I hope you’re enjoying the beautiful summer weather. Speaking of summer weather, it’s also berry season.  Berries are a delicious nutrient-dense treat.  You can add them to smoothies, salads, or they can stand alone, they are just that good! Let’s talk about some benefits of berries. They have amazing antioxidant properties Berries contain plant chemicals called …

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Summer Reset

I’m doing a Detox Cleanse

Today I started a 30 detox, plant-based cleanse.  I believe that a proper detox/cleanse is appropriate to do at least once a year.  The particular cleanse I’ve chosen will be working on gut health, detoxing heavy metals, glyphosates, and parasites, all while improving my immune system.   You may remember that the gut is really what controls your …

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Cooking with Flexibility

Cooking Tips for Quarantine and Beyond While the novel pandemic has shaken up our lives, perhaps there is a silver lining. On a grander scale, our environment received a well-deserved break from the overwhelming amount of pollution. On a smaller scale, we’re cooking more from home. This is not to ignore the amount of stress …

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Sugar and It’s AKA’s

  Sugar has more names than you may know   You don’t always see the word “sugar” on a food label. It sometimes goes by other names. These are some of the most popular sugars and sweeteners you will see on labels, and I highly recommend you avoid them.   White table sugar High-fructose corn …

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Hydration

Hydration is the last foundation, and in my opinion, water is life! The Big Idea for Hydration Water is the most essential nutrient in the body. You can go roughly eight weeks without food, but only days without water. Water makes up 55-60% of our total body mass. In an average adult, that equals 10-13 …

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Mineral Balance

Minerals compose about 4% of our body.  Humans do not produce minerals; therefore, we must obtain them through our food.  There are 103 known minerals, and at least 18 are necessary for good health. The Big Idea of Mineral and Calcium Balance Minerals, (and calcium) is a game of cofactors.  Nearly everyone gets enough calcium, but many people …

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