Energy. We want it, we need it, but we don’t always have it. When we’re energized, the impossible seems doable and your hectic life feels like smooth sailing. So what essential part of your diet helps increase your energy as its mai... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
Your diet may be the missing link in your training plan. Here are some common nutrition mistakes that many athletes and exercise enthusiasts make that can negatively affect performance. (Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with the solutio... Read more
The scene seems right. An up-tempo song blasts through the speakers around the room. All around you, people race on the treadmill and grunt as they lift weights. An upbeat personal trainer stands nearby, ready to assist at a moment’s notice. So... Read more
Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good... Read more
I'm very low on iron and just got back from consulting with a nutritionist on how I can increase my iron intake. She said that plant based iron is so little absorbed by the body that I shouldn't count any of it as going towards my iron for the day...... Read more
I found out that I am slightly anemic a few days ago and my doctor recommeded taking an iron supplement. What can I do food wise to add more iron? I have been told that red meats and spinach supposedly help with iron. Beyond that I don't know. Any su... Read more
My name is Julia. I am working on completing my first Ironman. I attempted my first half and I failed. I am going to work on the nutrition, motivation, and physical aspects and hope to complete this goal next season.
I also hope to m... Read more
Does anyone count activity points for standing up and ironing? I just ironed for 2 hours, and surely burned more calories than if I'd just been sitting in a chair... but it isn't included on the fitness charts.... Read more
Need to iron just the collar or button placket on a blouse or shirt quickly and not have to drag out the ironing board, iron, and wait for the iron to heat up? Use your flat iron (hair straightening iron)! My new flat iron heats up really fast and ir... Read more
1.Remove perspiration stains - Add four tablespoons of salt to one quart of hot water and sponge the fabric with the solution until stains fade.2.Brighten colors - Wash colored curtains or washable fiber rugs in a saltwater solution to brighten the c... Read more
Minerals work throughout the body to regulate processes and provide structure. Iron while an essential trace mineral, is not widely talked about. Because it can frequently be low and zap your energy, let's take a closer look at this essential nutr... Read more
In my younger days as a high school and college athlete, eating right and being active allowed me to maintain a consistently healthy weight. Working as a Registered Dietitian and maintaining an active lifestyle allowed me to maintain that health... Read more
This week I had a chance to talk with a dear friend of mine that lives several states away. One of the things I love about this friend is that she is ALWAYS positive, ALWAYS doing something challenging and fun, and ALWAYS brings out the best... Read more
I recently attended two presentations by a nutritionist at my local Cancer Support Community. At both, she mentioned that most cancer patients should not take multivitamins with iron nor iron supplements unless prescribed by your doctor (usually for... Read more
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