A Mindful Approach to Thanksgiving

A Mindful Approach to Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving and the holidays coming up, here are some tips to keep in mind so that you can enjoy the holiday and the food that comes with it: Five Tips for a Mindful Approach to Thanksgiving: 1). Avoid drastic restrictions or fasting before your Thanksgiving...
What Makes Nutrition for Firefighters Different?

What Makes Nutrition for Firefighters Different?

I never thought that my job title (nutritionist for firefighters) would ever spark the amount of conversation that it does. As much as our jobs aren’t everything, they absolutely are something, and a big part of our lives. So, the typical question of “what do you do?”...
Does Cold Weather Make You Gain Weight?

Does Cold Weather Make You Gain Weight?

Are people gaining or losing weight in the winter? The answer isn’t so simple. Picture this: It’s negative six degrees. I zip my coat up over three layers (an accomplishment within itself) and I’m ready and determined to go to the gym. But as soon as I take a step...
10 Ways to Take Care of Your Heart

10 Ways to Take Care of Your Heart

Your heart is arguably the most discussed organ. It keeps you alive, pumps blood throughout your body and delivers nutrients through the bloodstream. It also evokes feelings; you follow it; you wear it on your sleeve; sometimes it gets broken. It’s lub-Dub...
Why Carbohydrates Are Your Friends

Why Carbohydrates Are Your Friends

What’s the first food that comes to mind when you hear the word “carbs?” Doughy bread, comforting pasta, decadent chocolate cake and glazed donuts might be at the top of the list. But what about crunchy carrots, juicy oranges, hearty whole grain toast and a cold glass...