obesity

Get Cultured: Probiotics can Help You Lose Weight & Stay Healthy

From Greek to Icelandic Skyr, yogurt is everywhere. Choose the right kind, one packed with probiotics and protein, and yogurt can help you trim your waistline while supporting overall health at the same time. In this article, I’m covering: • How gut bacteria influence your weight and health • Probiotic-rich foods for health & healthy weight Your Gut Bacteria Influence Your …

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Yikes! Are there Antibiotics or Hormones in Your Milk & Dairy Foods?

Are antibiotics and hormones used in dairy cows contributing to the obesity epidemic, early puberty and antibiotic resistance? Before going down that road, we have to first we have to first ask if there are any antibiotics or hormones in milk and dairy products. In this blog post I will cover: Why are antibiotics given to cows? Antibiotics are not in milk, here’s …

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Which Fat is Best for Heart Health?

If you are more confused than ever about dietary fats, you’re not alone. Can a high fat diet help you lose body fat? Which fat is best for heart health – butter, coconut oil or vegetable oil? What is Cholesterol & Why is it Essential? Cholesterol is an essential component of all cell membranes and a precursor to hormones, vitamin D …

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Should You Go on a Detox from Sugar?

Should You Go on a Detox from Sugar? Oh my gosh, the TODAY show just launched a new initiative called the 10-day sugar detox (#NoSugarTODAY). I’m so sick of detoxes! Though most people should reduce their intake of added sugars, let’s call a spade a spade: sugar is hardly “toxic”. Before giving a nutrient so much power, let’s get the …

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Effective Strategies for Weight Loss

Last Friday I spoke at the NSCA’s Personal Trainers meeting in Las, Vegas. They put on one heck of a meeting and I love meeting NSCA members and learning from them as well as the speakers. And one thing I really liked about this meeting was the fact that several speakers challenged commonly held beliefs about nutrition and exercise. Here’s …

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Keep Your Heart Health

By Sara Shipley, nutrition student, University of Central Oklahoma February is National Heart Month. With heart disease as the leading cause of death in the US and the leading killer of women, an increased awareness of this disease is important. The American Heart Association encourages awareness through their GO RED campaign and promotes a heart healthy lifestyle, including physical activity …

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