Accountability: Do You Have a Plan?

June 20, 2018 Written by

Accountability Within A Strong Support Group One of the things we love most about this challenge is our awesome community. Our members are incredible at sharing their own advice, recipes, tips and tricks to help others succeed.  And what it all boils down to is having accountability within a strong support group. As we near the end of our 21 Day Rise Up nutrition challenge, it’s the perfect time to start thinking of this very thing. Stay on... Read More

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Endocrine Disruptors: What Are They? How Do I Avoid Them?

June 18, 2018 Written by

So, you’re drinking all your water, awesome! But now it’s time to step it up a notch and ditch the plastic bottles…and the endocrine disruptors that come along with them. What Are Endocrine Disruptors? Endocrine disruptors can be natural or man-made substances that interfere with our body’s endocrine system (hormone and cell signaling) and can lead to harmful developmental, neurological, immune and reproductive effects. Maybe you’ve... Read More

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Got Pain? Leaky Gut Might Be To Blame.

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Today we take a look into the connection between joint pain and leaky gut. Achy knees? Chronic knee pain? Stiff joints? Often, these ills are attributed to the unfortunate effects of aging and we just chalk it up to be arthritis. What if that pain in the neck was actually caused by an imbalance from another part of our body? Our gut. Several studies have uncovered a link between microbes in our gut and other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis... Read More

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Is Sugar Bad?

June 16, 2018 Written by

Is sugar bad? Will sugar make me gain weight? When is it OK to eat sugar? Many of us think of sugar as the white stuff people put in their coffee and the stuff that makes up most of those cereals in the breakfast “food” aisle. Sugars also occur naturally in many whole foods such as fruits, vegetables and even whole grains. You recognize these as “carbs.” Along with sugar, the macronutrient carbohydrates also includes starch (potatoes... Read More

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When Should You Choose Organic?

June 15, 2018 Written by

Choose Organic = Healthy? “Organic” always means “healthy,” right? Well, sometimes. Choose organic foods and you’ll avoid a lot of toxic chemicals, which is ideal… but think twice before you rely on the “organic” label just to justify that organic pastry. What separates conventional farming from the organic way? The National Organic Program, a regulatory program within the USDA has established national standards for organically grown... Read More

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Eating Out and Staying In Control

June 14, 2018 Written by

Eating Out and Staying In Control Once you’ve made the decision to eat clean, dining out can be a minefield, and can often stir up some anxiety. In attempt to help you from freaking out when you’re eating out, I’ve outlined some simple tips below. Try it at your next business lunch, family celebration or date night. Ready? Let’s Order. Eating Out: Navigating Restaurant Emotions First, accept that you just might be considered “that person.”... Read More

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Importance of Staying Hydrated

June 13, 2018 Written by

We need water to stay alive. Yet, we lose it all the time through sweating, respiration and excretion. Staying hydrated is important for many reasons; it lubricates joints, regulates body temperature and brings nutrients to cells to name just a few.  Body Water Water makes up about 55-60% of our bodies. Over half of you is water. Bone (22%), body fat tissue (25%), muscle and brain tissue (75%), blood (83%), eyes (95%), etc. For example, if you are... Read More

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Macronutrients for Energy Balance

June 11, 2018 Written by

Balancing Macronutrients for Energy Macronutrients, you probably know them as “macros,” include carbohydrates, protein and fat. Each one plays a significant role our health, affecting our energy levels and body composition, our ability to do work and recover from exercise as well as our fight against chronic disease. Today, we’re going to touch on energy balance and how the kind of macronutrients you choose (for example, minimally processed... Read More

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Control Stress Before It Controls You

June 10, 2018 Written by

Most of us spend our days putting out fires and trying to control stress. Whether it’s handling household tasks, responding to work demands or wiping little noses, our lives are full of stress. Here’s the thing… Many of us thrive on those demands. We’re wired to put other people first and tackle epic to-do lists. That is, until our energy runs out and we realize we don’t have anything left to help ourselves. One day we find ourselves mentally... Read More

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Mindful Eating

June 9, 2018 Written by

Mindful Eating: Slow Down for a Moment Why do you eat when you eat? Are you hungry, bored, stressed? Today, we’re going to review some simple ways to recognize these habits (you may not even realize you’re doing it), and talk about ways to navigate around them for more mindful eating. Eat With Your Brain Most of us are guilty of aimlessly walking into the fridge after just eating a meal, opening it up and searching for something else to eat. Are... Read More

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