Getting a Great Night’s Sleep

MAY 2018

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as getting a great night’s sleep

While we sleep, our body is replenishing and rejuvenating all of our major systems so we feel ready to conquer the following day. Without adequate sleep, it is almost impossible to feel and look our best. Sleep is important for balancing our hormones, keeping our immune system strong, improving brain function and maintaining a healthy metabolism. It helps us perform better in all aspects of our life, yet millions of people in today’s society are chronically sleep deprived. How does this relate to nutrition? When you’re doing everything else “right” yet you’re not feeling quite right, it may very well be related to low quality sleep.

Recipe of the Month: Salmon and Asparagus Spring Rolls

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Surprising Benefits of Turmeric + Curcumin


Surprising Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

Turmeric has long been recognized for it's medicinal properties, dating back nearly 4000 years. It has been used for centuries by physicians of Aryuveda as a plant-based drug to treat various diseases and ailments. Throughout hisotry, turmeric has also been used as a cosmetic, a dye for silk and wool and to add color and flavor to foods.

Though studied and utilized for years, it is now gaining more attention in the modern world. Increasing evidence suggests that turmeric has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antioxidant and neuroprotective activities. This is due to curcumin, the main active compound in turmeric.

Recipe of the Month: Warm Turmeric Milk

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Health for the Holidays


How to Deal with Food Pushers

"Come on, just a taste!"

"Here, take the last scoop—I know it's your favorite!"

You're at a family dinner. You're comfortably full and satisfied. Your loving, well-intentioned grandmother comes at you with a huge scoop of bread pudding and nods towards your plate. What do you do?

Recipe of the Month: Sugar and Spice Nuts

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Break Out Of Your Food Rut!


Feeling bored with your current go-to meals? No inspiration in the kitchen? Read on for our top tips for breaking out of your food rut.

Recipe of the Month: Kung Pao Chicken Stiry Fry

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Stop Blaming Your Willpower

JUNE 2017

Crash diets, restricting calories, skipping meals – we tell people not to do it, but many still turn to these behaviors with the hope that “this time it’s going to work”. This time, you're to be stronger, more disciplined, more prepared. You decide that the more food you restrict and the longer you stay on the stair master, the better. This works for a week, maybe two, maybe more. But eventually, the weight loss stops. Eventually, you feel like you've lost your “willpower”. And... you are terribly wrong.

Recipe of the Month: Asparagus with Pistachio and Lemon

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Benefits of Fresh Spring Herbs

APRIL 2017

Incorporating fresh spring herbs can take your meal from good to amazing with little to no effort. Fresh herbs add infuse distinct flavors and aromas into a dish and pack a significant antioxidant punch. Here are a few herbs that are in season right now, along with ideas on how to use them...

Recipe of the Month: Spring Herb Rice

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The Full Fat Debate


Skim milk or whole milk? Fat-free yogurt or full-fat yogurt? There's a lot of conflicting advice circulating and we are getting a lot of questions about it. First off, we love fat. Fat is satiating, delicious, and helps our body absorb important nutrients such as the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Your body utilizes fat to activate hormones, build immunity, transport nutrients and more. So, it's extremely important and we make sure our clients include fat with each meal.

Recipe of the Month: The Ultimate Unbaked Brownies

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New Year's Diet Resolution


Every year, millions of people make a New Year's resolution related to losing weight or starting a "diet". It's not surprising that people are anxious to get back on a schedule and more consistent eating habits after the holidays. But for the most part, New Year's resolutions don't last very long. Why? Many people create unrealistic resolutions and expectations for themselves, or they make a resolution they think they "should" make (and it's not something they actually want to do). Or, when they fall off the plan momentarily they get discouraged and don't want to continue.

Recipe of the Month: Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs with Polenta

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