Category Archives for Wellness


PICK HEALTHY SOURCES of PROTEIN: GUIDELINES: AVERAGE PERSON: .5 grams/pound body weight ACTIVE PERSON: 1.0 grams/pound body weight PERSON BUILDING MUSCLE MASS 1.5 grams/pound body weight NOTE: intake per meal is 20 -40 grams dependant on individual and goals! In General: Higher-protein diets have shown to successfully increase metabolism.  A higher-protein intake also helps better control appetite and […]

Week 16 – Adding Soy to our diet is very controversial

According to Dr..Kaayla Daniels author of THE WHOLE SOY STORY: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food available at: The use of Soy in our diet has become very controversial. Many health-conscious Americans, in an effort to improve their eating habits, have switched to eating tofu in place of meat or eggs. The […]

Week 15 – What the terms mean on chicken & eggs!

Understand labeling on food packages to optimize your nutrition and health.  The only way to purchase chicken or eggs that are the healthiest is to understand the language that is on the labeling of these packages. We all want chicken that has  been “PASTURE RAISED”,  “ANTIBIOTIC FREE”,  “NON GMO”,  “CERTIFIED ORGANIC”.   If you know what you want, […]

Week 13 – Are Plastics making you Toxic?

Are YOU Toxic? Are the amount of plastics in your life making you toxic? Are we keeping ourselves free of toxins? It’s well documented that the toxins from plastic are detrimental to our health! “[BPA free water bottles are the only ones we should use … they are relatively inexpensive and should be replaced often […]

Week 12 – Do you need to carb load

Dr Michael Colgan is a world renown nutritionist … Head of a consulting, educational and research facility concerned with the effects of nutrition on physical performance and on inhibiting the degeneration of aging.  Best know for his work with world class athletes at the Olympic level.  He is a great influence!  His article will make […]

Week 10 – Do Not Drink Soda or other Sugary Drinks!

People who drink sodas are less likely to get adequate vitamin A, calcium, and magnesium. What’s more, soda contains phosphoric acid that depletes calcium and magnesium. These two nutrients help keep your immunity operating at peak efficiency.  Soda shuts down the utility of calcium which weakens our immune system. These things are said about the […]

Week 8 – Choose your Carbohydrates wisely!

Choose your carbohydrates wisely for weight loss and maintenance. Reduce consumption of simple and “like simple” sugars THEY SLOW YOUR METABOLISM DOWN! Increase your consumption of “super complex Carbohydrates” THEY SPEED YOUR METABOLISM UP! Generally foods can be categorized in 3 groups as Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats. For this discussion, we will focus on carbohydrates […]

Week 6 – A practical approach to your BMR

BMR or BASAL METABOLIC RATE is the average number of calories your body uses to maintain it’s normal body functions.  Classic diets simply eat less than your BASAL METABOLIC RATE and you will burn fat to sustain yourself.  1 pound fat = 3600 calories! Simply stated: Eat more calories than BMR … Gain weight, Eat […]