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Love your bones

October is a month of skeletons lurking about for Halloween. And it’s not a coincidence that last week was Bone and Joint Action Week! No matter how old you are, it is never too early to take care of your bones and joints. The goal of Bone and Joint Action Week is to bring attention […]

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Guys, power up your workout with ice cream

Yes, you read that title right! June was Men’s Health Month the official start of summer. As I was pondering these two reasons to celebrate, ice cream came to mind! I know what you’re thinking—ice cream definitely relates to summer, but how in the world does it relate to men’s health? All it takes is […]

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Settle your Milk Confusion

There are so many different types of milk on the supermarket shelves; it’s confusing as to which one you should drink, right? You may like a certain type in your coffee, but a different type on your cereal. Some may not settle right in your stomach; some may settle just fine. I will review the […]

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How to Protect your Pearly Whites with Nutrition

As you grow older, maintaining healthy teeth and gums becomes imperative.  Nutrition is as important as flossing and brushing—it really is. And it’s not just about avoiding sugary food and drinks; it’s also important to eat foods that promote healthy gums and teeth. Do you want to know what they are? Here are my top […]

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Celebrate World Milk Day

Today, I have chosen to #RaiseaGlass to celebrate #WorldMilkDay! World Milk Day is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001. I love milk because just one glass can […]

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The power of processing: Local family-owned dairy farms + innovation

Nothing is better than fresh, pure milk products (milk, cheese and yogurt). We all know the slogan, “Milk—it does a body good,” but do you know why? A Nutritional Powerhouse First, dairy is an amazing source of protein, which is an important building-block of healthy muscle, skin, tissues, and blood. Several studies have shown that […]

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Nutrition Labels to Become Easier for you to Decipher

So often, clients come to be confused about nutrition labels. What should they be looking for? What should they avoid? Some basics are: Be careful about serving sizes. So often you may think “Wow, this product is low in calories, but if you look at the serving size and it is 2.5, you have to [...]
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Beat the heat with hydration!

It’s been HOT lately so the topic of hydration couldn’t be any timelier. Hydration is a popular topic in sports nutrition; they need to be concerned that they replenish their electrolytes as so many are lost through sweating.  Hydration is not just important for athletes though; it is important for everyone who gets out in [...]
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Boost your bone health nutritionally

Worldwide, an osteoporotic fracture takes place every three seconds. One in three American women over the age of 50 will experience at least one osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. Osteoporosis is far more common in women than in men. You can drastically decrease your likelihood of being diagnosed with osteoporosis through nutritional measures. And these [...]
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Crazy for kale… and other leafy greens

As we mentioned in our blog about seaweed, April is Earth Month and we will be blogging about sustainable food choices. Load up your plate with leafy greens (kale, collard greens, arugula, spinach and chard are great choices) and you will be boosting your health and protecting the planet at the same time! Leafy Greens [...]
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Eat right to sleep tight

It’s almost midnight and you are wired; like most nights, you just can’t seem to settle down. What can you do nutritionally to help get some much-needed shut-eye? First things first, avoid caffeine after noon. Your good friend Joe can impede sleep for several hours after consuming it. Don’t forget that chocolate, soda, and several [...]
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