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Protein for performance – what, when and how much?

Posted on 04/14/2014 12:50:04 PM

Protein and Muscle Building In the last few years protein has been the one nutrient most discussed amongst the sporting community and now it is highly featured in many weight loss programs. The question is, is it essential, what contains protein and how much should we be eating.   Protein Good ..

Does America Really Run on Duncan? Find Out Here

Posted on 04/10/2014 05:43:50 PM

Coffee Talk, the REAL scoop on the Caffeine Controversy The US is becoming an uber “yang” culture.  Everywhere it seems, people are loud, anxious, rushed, aggressive, and sometimes hostile.  Take the rise in horn blowing drivers as but one example.  Folks in the US also te..

How Hormones Affect Fat Burn

Posted on 04/08/2014 08:27:21 PM

One premenstrual day, after snapping at my kids and my husband for the umpteenth time, I paused and thought about how much my hormones affected the way I felt and acted.  If you are a woman you know this to be true.  But did you know that your hormones affect how you store and burn fat? No..

Vegetarian Diets To Lose Weight

Posted on 02/20/2014 11:15:00 PM

One of the quickest ways to drop a few pounds in a healthy and natural way is by implementing a vegetarian diet. However, not all vegetarian diets are created equal, so it is important to understand the ins and outs of vegetarianism, at least basically, before giving up meat and accidentally gaining..

5 Inventive Winter Recipes for Kids

Posted on 02/14/2014 09:39:39 AM

All those winter storm warnings blaring over the news wire like sonic booms at an airfield are a powerful reminder that winter is far from over. While great outdoor winter activities help keep kids active and healthy, good winter eats are just as important for keeping rosy complexions and happy m..

Practical Ways Of Preventing Childhood Obesity

Posted on 02/02/2014 02:22:11 PM

It's no secret that childhood obesity is a major problem in the United States and if trends are to continue, it is expected to get worse. The country has been battling this over weight health issue for some time now. However, the government can only do so much. The real solution really lies in the p..

Why I Don't buy Gluten Free Products and maybe you shouldn't either!

Posted on 01/30/2014 03:35:45 PM

  I am a Naturopath, Clinical Nutritionist and Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist.  I have personally been gluten free for probably a decade...dairy free too, I might add.  Despite this, I am not an advocate for the vast majority of gluten free products out there.  I am al..

Another Award: Best Nutritionist of Arlington Heights!

Posted on 12/12/2013 04:10:14 PM

We are proud to announce that we have received another Best of Arlington Heights award!  We have been named the best Nutrition Clinic in Arlington Heights for 2013!   "A notification email was sent to you earlier this year announcing that the Arlington Heights Award Program has chosen Appl..

Why energy drinks could be what your workout is looking for

Posted on 12/03/2013 05:00:44 PM

Energy drinks such as Red Bull and Monster have traditionally been the preserve of clubbers and hungover students. But a growing body of evidence suggests that they could power your run to new levels. There is a big difference between energy drinks and sports drinks. The latter ..

My thoughts on dietary supplements

Posted on 10/23/2013 12:14:14 PM

The dietary supplements industry is a huge one – with total sales in the U.S. coming in at $22.1 billion back in 2006. While the FDA no longer regulates dietary supplements the way it does with foods, it does ensure the following things - Are produced in a quality manner Do not contain cont..

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