The Hypertension Epidemic

A salami and ham sandwich on white bread, chicken noodle soup, pickles and potato chips. Sound like the typical deli lunch? It’s no secret that Americans love food. Salty food. As a nation, we consume outrageous amounts of sodium in our daily life.  Yet, many...

Is Your Morning Routine Jeopardizing Your Weight Loss Program?

You’ve worked so hard to get to the gym, cut calories and get into your skinny jeans! Yet, maybe you’ve hit a plateau and can’t get the scale to budge. Sound familiar? Many people just like you experience hitting a wall in their weight loss program....

Should You Be Taking A Protein Powder Supplement?

When you walk down the aisles of your local Whole Foods or GNC, you cannot help but notice the plethora of protein powders available on the market. The choices are endless. The protein powder industry generates $20 billion dollars per year. Plant based, grass-fed, whey...

Keeping Your Colon Healthy

Spring has sprung, making it the perfect time to clean out your closets and your house for warmer weather. Springtime signifies renewal, growth, sunshine and new beginnings after the darkness of winter. But did you know spring is also the perfect time to renew your...

How Sweet It Is?

Cane sugar, turbinado brown sugar, fruit-juice sweetened, agave nectar, organic sugar, molasses, honey — how many alternative sources of sugar are in the grocery aisles? And are they really healthier? While some of these options may come from cleaner, less-processed sources, excess sugar in any form...

Coffee: Kick the Habit or Keep It?

It’s 6am and your alarm is blaring in your ears. The thought of a steaming hot cup of coffee is the only motivator for you to leave your warm, cozy bed. Sound familiar? It does to me. Do you ever wonder if you are, in...

Does Drinking Fizz Make You Fat?

Whether you are still indulging in the occasional Coke or Pepsi, or have transitioned to the sexier calorie-free fizzy beverages such as LaCroix or Alta Palla, it is important to evaluate the consequences of your bubbly water.  We've all been there. After weeks of the...

6 Functional Foods To Boost Your Energy

Whether you are heading to a SoulCycle class or out to an indulgent sushi dinner, maintaining optimal energy levels is essential to function. Fueling the body with high-quality nutrients will not only provide you with short-term energy, but will also contribute to minimizing cellular breakdown...

A Primer on Calories

If you've ever finished an entire bag of veggie chips, then looked at the nutrition facts label only to discover that the amount you consumed was actually double what you thought it was, you're not alone. Confusing nutrition facts labels making it difficult to truly...

Daily Hydration: What You Need To Know

We have all heard it for years. Drink eight (8 oz.) glasses of water per day and you are good to go for optimal hydration.  Despite what we've been hearing from experts (and there is much variation as to what the best requirements are), many...