May 3, 2021

Why We Overeat and How To Prevent It

Why We Overeat and How To Prevent It You’ve just finished a delicious meal at a restaurant and you are stuffed (Thanksgiving full!)—you couldn’t possibly eat another bite. And then the waiter brings by the dessert tray and you decide you have to have the cheesecake. You sit down to watch TV and grab a bag of chips […]
April 20, 2021

The Importance of Protein

The Importance of Protein Why is protein important for our bodies? Amino acids are the building blocks for protein. There are 22 amino acids that the body uses to make the thousands of body proteins needed to sustain life. Nine of the 22 amino acids are called essential amino acids, which means our bodies cannot make them; therefore, […]
April 11, 2021

The Buzz on Caffeine

The Buzz on Caffeine About 85% of Americans drink at least one caffeinated beverage every day. But is caffeine good for us? Is it helping or harming our health? How does caffeine work? Caffeine is a stimulant. Adenosine is a natural sedative that builds up during the hours that we are awake, and the adenosine molecules break down […]
March 22, 2021

Let’s Get Moving!

Let’s Get Moving! Why is physical activity/exercise important? We all know that consistent exercise and physical activity have numerous benefits for our physical and mental health, but here is a quick review: It boosts your mood, sharpens your focus, and lowers your stress. It helps improve your sleep. It helps improve memory and brain function. It can help […]
March 8, 2021

What is Quinoa and What Can I Do With It?

What is Quinoa and What Can I Do With It? Quinoa is an Ancient Grain Quinoa was first described in 1797 by Carl Ludwig Willdenow, a German botanist and pharmacist. It was first cultivated in the area around Lake Titicaca in the South American Andes Mountains. Archeological evidence shows that quinoa was grown 5000 years ago in Peru, […]
February 20, 2021

Tips for Adding Fruits and Vegetables into Every Meal and Snack

Tips for Adding Fruits and Vegetables into Every Meal Many of you have probably heard things like “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, “Eat your vegetables!”, and “You are what you eat”. But you may still be wondering why it’s so important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, […]
January 30, 2020

Getting Back On Track With Your Healthy Lifestyle

“The Holidays” & A Healthy Lifestyle   The holidays are a busy time, revolving around food centered gatherings. As a result, you may over indulge and lose sight of your healthy lifestyle you’ve been creating. Then when January comes around, you resolve to get back on track. Recommitting to your goals sounds good on paper but it’s not always […]
March 14, 2019

Weight Maintenance

As clinicians, we’re often asked about weight maintenance. What’s the best way to keep from regaining weight you’ve worked so hard to lose? You may remember discussing your ideal body weight during your initial Health Plus appointment. It was probably based on a BMI of around 25. However, for some individuals, this may be difficult to achieve, or […]
February 21, 2019

Motivation

It’s the a New Year and you’re thinking of making some changes in your health, namely, losing some weight. Congratulations on taking that first step! Chances are, you’ve made a few attempts in the past with mixed results. The weight loss research shows that a great majority of people who lose weight gain it back again. That’s the […]