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Sunday
Mar212010

Reasons to Choose Pastured Chicken

Last week's article covered 5 Reasons to Choose Grass-Fed Beef. Grass-fed beef has been getting a lot of much-needed recognition. Unfortunately, many other animal-based protein sources have not been receiving the same kind of attention. Today, we'll take a look at chicken. As you'll see, there are good reasons to shop carefully for this popular protein source.

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Sunday
Mar072010

Choosing Short-Term Satisfaction or Long-Term Health

I frequently encounter personal situations that I think would be worth writing about. On occasion, I'll include them in an article, sometimes I don't. Today's situation, I thought, would be worth sharing in hopes it may help someone else make a better decision in the future. My wife and I are on vacation, and staying at an all-inclusive resort. Today was our first full day at the resort and we started the day off with...

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Friday
Feb262010

Fighting Inflammation

As far back as 2000 years ago, warmth, pain, swelling and redness were seen as signs of inflammation. These signs can still be used today to help describe the prevalence of inflammation in the body.(1) Inflammation can be as beneficial as it is detrimental to our health. Following acute injuries, inflammation supports the healing process. However, chronic inflammation can be detrimental to health. It is associated with...

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Sunday
Feb212010

Multivitamins and Weight Loss

Can the use of a multivitamin cause weight loss? A study published this month in the International Journal of Obesity has provided some evidence that it’s possible.

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Sunday
Feb212010

Gluten Confusion

Gluten has become a pretty mainstream nutrition term. Many people understand it is a health concern, but they don't know how or why. With as much as one-third of the population sensitive to gluten, it’s worth understanding more.

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Sunday
Feb142010

Performance-Enhancing Supplements

With the 2010 Olympic Games in full swing, it's exciting to see the world's best athletes competing in such a variety of sports. Thousands of hours of training, refined nutrition plans and the perfect mix of supplements all play a role in achieving peak conditioning. While very few of us are focused on working toward a gold medal, we all have individual goals in mind. If you're following a solid nutrition plan...

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Sunday
Feb072010

Are you hungry, or do you just want to eat?

Do you have your clock set to remind you to eat every few hours? Are you afraid that if you miss a meal you'll slow down your metabolism? Food manufacturers would love to have you eating every few hours, especially on high-carb, low-protein snacks that keep you craving more. Is it really necessary to eat every few hours in order to lose or manage weight?

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