It’s an interesting paradox. Most cooking duties are traditionally handled by women, but most professional chefs (and virtually all “celebrity” chefs,) are men.
Why are we, as men, so adverse to spending time in the kitchen? Just about every guy I know (with the exception of a few food-weighing cyclists…) loves...Read More »
“Moderation in all things, especially moderation.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
So, that quote doesn’t really make my point, but it reminds me not to take anything too seriously.
Back to the subject at hand- finding balance in physical activities. Just as wellness can’t come from only diet or exercise, fitness doesn’t come from only...Read More »
Thanksgiving is two days away, and my Facebook feed is FLOODED with links to articles with titles like “Survive the Holidays!” and “Don’t Let the Holidays Derail Your Diet!”
Let’s get real here. Yeah, the period between the fourth Thursday of November and the New Year is rife with opportunities...Read More »
My wife and I have been playing guinea pig with nutrition for quite a while now.
Even though I am a Certified Health Coach (dun dun DUUUUUUN!!!!) it’s vital to experiment with food. Really look at this- while anyone can tell you that we’re all different, most people want to be told that a...Read More »
Regardless of what diet gurus prescribe as the cure-all for every condition, we all know a magic pill does not exist. Most of us suffer from excess weight, or low energy, or the variety of health issues that occur from not taking the best care of ourselves through proper...Read More »
One of the concepts that led me to choose the Institute for Integrative Nutrition for my Health Coach training was their idea of “Primary Foods.” These aren’t the foods that fill our bellies, but rather the things that feed our lives: relationships, career, spirituality, and physical activity.
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I’ve talked about hydration and exercise, now I’d like to talk about fueling up. No, not with a bar made from dozens of ingredients, then extruded into a mylar wrapper. Real food. That you make at home.
If you’ve read my post about hydration, you know that...Read More »
Lately, I’ve been focusing my writing on nutrition and eating. Obviously, our eating habits have an enormous effect on our health, but it’s only one component in living our best life.
Exercise can be a difficult subject for a lot of people. There are so many opinions and judgements...Read More »
An important but often overlooked component to nutrition is proper hydration.
For sedentary people or during minimally periods, simply drinking water will suffice. However, during active periods when we’re sweating, water may not be enough. You don’t need me to tell you that sweat contains...Read More »
What’s the single biggest change that you can make to improve your lifestyle and wellness?
Make most of your meals at home!
While it certainly is convenient to grab a quick meal out, cooking at home is generally much healthier, less expensive, and more fulfilling. Even if you’re not an...Read More »
One of the easiest, most powerful tools in changing your diet is the concept of “crowding out.”
Quite simply, you just add healthy foods to what you’re already eating. The healthy foods fill you up so that you don’t eat as much of the less healthy foods.
Let’s say you’re...Read More »
The single most common question I’ve had from clients has been, “what diet should I be on?”
And if you’re like most of us, you’ve often tried to slog through the mire of all those choices: Adkins? Paleo? Vegan? Mediterranean? Lacto-ovo-pescatarian?
The fact of the matter is that no single diet can accommodate all...Read More »
Eat Locally, Think Globally
There’s a lot to say about what you eat, but there should also be some thought about where it’s from, and who grew or raised it.
First, from an environmental aspect, the closer you are to where your food comes from, the less fuel...Read More »
Fighting the Obesity Epidemic
Yesterday marked the Lunar New Year, celebrated throughout Eastern cultures. It’s as good an excuse as any to start making some real changes in ourselves and our world.
I assume by...Read More »
If you live in California, or were paying attention to food and wellness blogs last year, you might have heard that California voters were asked to decide whether producers of foods made with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) should be required to label their products. After a long and at times...Read More »
Organic farms and ranches utilize far more natural means of raising cattle and poultry. This means not loading animals with artificial hormones to bring them to market size 4-5 times faster, or cramming hundreds or thousands of animals together in unconscionably tight quarters, or feeding them things they were...Read More »
I know there are many people who choose not to eat meat, but for those who do, there’s a great deal of benefit achieved from buying and eating sustainable, organic meat.
While there are certainly enough reasons for me to buy organic produce, the benefits from organic meats and animal products are even...Read More »
Most people have heard that they should buy organic foods, but little has been discussed as to why. Whether you’re looking for foods that are healthier, want to reduce your environmental impact, or want to support small farms, organics can help get you there.
While there’s no clear evidence that...Read More »
I’m pleased to announce that I am currently enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach program.
This program focuses on a holistic lifestyle approach and promotes bio-individual nutrition, the concept that one person’s ideal diet may be harmful to another. I’ll write plenty more about the program and my...Read More »
We’re finally here in Boise! It’s been a dream for Daniella and I to return to the Mountain West for quite sometime, and Idaho has not disappointed. We have access not only to outdoor activities galore, but amazing sustainable, organic, and local foods and products.
I’m truly excited to be...Read More »
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and dates back more than 5,000 years. This medical model, which encompasses Tui Na, acupuncture, and herbology, differs from Western medicine in a number of ways. Today, TCM is practiced side by side with Western medicine in...Read More »
I’ve always been fairly fascinated with the human body, and when I first went to school for bodywork, that interest only increased. Learning about anatomy, the body’s systems, how the muscles, bones, and connective tissue work together (kinesiology,) really clicked with me. I’m kind of a gearhead at heart,...Read More »
I had a realization, a reminder really, of how fragile we are this past weekend. Now, that’s not entirely true. a reminder of how fragile and how strong we are.
I’ve never had any instances of allergies to foods. My experience with allergies is limited to congestion, sneezing, and some...Read More »