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Omega-3’s Linked to Recovery of Muscle Soreness

Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) have been shown to help in the recovery of muscle soreness, lessen joint pain, headaches, and migraines. Here is a simple way to explain how it works:  When you intake omega-3’s, your red blood cells are transported with the omega-3 fatty acids to increase the amount of […]

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Do You Need Electrolytes?

Imagine that you just had an intense workout and you are sweaty or maybe you’re feeling a little run down, like your body is missing something. Yes, you probably need ELECTROLYTES!  Electrolyte replenishment is essential for some people (if you sweat a lot or exercise in the heat). Pay attention for symptoms of depletion (cramping, […]

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Ask yourself these questions when setting goals?

Recently, my business mentor asked me some essential questions to help me hit my new year’s business goals.   I like these questions because they really made me think. Same goes for us trying to conquer our personal and health goals.  So when you set a goal for yourself, I want you to ask yourself these […]

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Simple Low Sugar Trail Mix

We all love trail mix when we are having a busy day. However it is hard to find a quality trail mix that is not packed with sugar galore.  Make sure to read ingredients and monitor sugar grams – aim for <7 g of sugar/serving.   Ideally, you can easily make your own. Batch of Low […]

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My Favorite Greek Yogurt Brands

When walking through the yogurt isle at the supermarket, it’s tricky finding a yogurt that is low in added sugar, has clean ingredients, and still tastes delicious. Yogurts like Yoplait, Dannon, and Light & Fit are packed with sugar and/or artificial sweeteners that can cause inflammation in the body. It is important to pick a […]

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Packable Snack List

I am on the Space Coast Dragon Boat Team.  When participating in a festival, it is an all day event and it is essential to pack lots of food to maintain my energy.  As the team nutritionist, many of my teammates have asked me for healthy packable snack ideas.   Hope you all find my list helpful to […]

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Top 5 Protein Powders

Clients are always asking me what protein powder they should use.  Seems like an easy question but unfortunately, most protein powders are unhealthy.  I’ve written articles about this topic in the past but I want to provide you with up to date information and options. Read the ingredients What is the protein source?  Soy…NO good.  […]

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Do you live a BALANCED life?

Recently I was on a girls weekend getaway.  We had so much fun and laughed so hard that my face hurt.  It made me realize that I am craving more balance in this part of my life (less seriousness and more silliness and personal fun).  This is not easy with 3 kids and a career but […]

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Will yoga help YOU lose weight?

Recently, one of my patients shared this story with me: “I always needed to lose about 15 pounds and it sure got harder near menopause.  After a long battle, I figured it out!!  I was always exercising hard (intense resistance and cardio training) and I was meticulous with my diet (keeping food logs and documenting […]

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What Protein Powder Should I Use?

Anyone who knows me, understands that food comes first.  I am not a shake fanatic, but enjoying 1 smoothie a day is totally fine.  You just want to make sure that you pick the right protein powder and ingredients.  And try adding in greens and veggies to your smoothies for a health boost. There are […]

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