Easy Creamy Hummus Recipe
Creamy hummus is my favorite go-to snack with veggies! I also use it as a spread in my egg white wraps instead of mayonnaise or mustard for an extra hit of protein and fiber. Hummus is an ancient Middle Eastern recipe made from pureed chickpeas. It usually contains additional flavoring agents — typically tahini, lemon […]
Is Sugar Bad for Your Heart?
Is Sugar Bad for Your Heart? Too much added sugar can be one of the greatest threats to cardiovascular disease. “Basically, the higher the intake of added sugar, the higher the risk for heart disease,” – Dr. Hu, professor of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The effects of added sugar […]
Your Immune System Needs Exercise!
I have always felt my daily dose of 30 minute bootcamp sessions is my best way to boost my immune system. Science proves me right !!! Your immune system NEEDS exercise! A 2019 review in the Journal of Sport and Health Science found that moderate exercise boosts your immune system defense activity and metabolic health. […]
Science and Your Gut/Skin Connection
The science of the gut/skin connection is not new! Beauty begins on the inside and we’re going to take a little dive into the connection between our skin and gut. Researchers at Duke University were aware of a connection between skin health and gut health way back in the 1930’s when they connected the dots […]
Exercise Is A Prescription for Health
Exercise Is A Prescription for Health is a concept I have believed in for a long time. I regularly post on social media about my daily boot camp commitment in the hope that it will inspire others to make exercise part of their daily prescription for health. A New Study Showing Exercise Is A Prescription […]
What Supplements Should I Take?
What Supplements Should I Take? I get asked this question so often. Firstly, let me say that supplements are NOT a substitute for a healthy lifestyle! Using diet and lifestyle modification, you can support your immune system and create a strong, resilient internal environment. If you care about your health, you’ll want to nurture this […]
Ground Zero for Mental Health
Ground Zero for mental health is the gut. This year I am committed to shining a light on the science behind how best to support mental health. Most people (including health professionals), think depression is a chemical imbalance. That is incorrect. The Role of Inflammation in Mental Illness Two decades of scientific research highlight the […]