11 Healthy Foods to Add to Your Office Kitchen (and a Peek into Our Own Fridge)

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, jayessaitch.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average American spends 8.8 hours (37%!) of their day working – that’s the equivalent of watching the movie Titanic almost three times! That’s a LOT of Billy Zane.

The point here is that with ⅓ of your day spent in the office, the food choices you make available to yourself matter, especially when it comes to working toward optimal health and being your best self. Continue reading

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Getting an Edge: How to Test to Enhance for Performance

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Credit: Wikimedia, Crs9740

What do endurance runners, triathletes, Pilates devotees, college athletes, obstacle course racers, olympic weightlifters, and CrossFitter all have in common? They all operate off of the same hormones and nutrients to participate in their sport and achieve maximum performance – but the question is, are they actually achieving maximum performance? Well, it depends on the data. Biometrics, to be exact.

When it comes to peak performance there is a specific list of biomarkers we recommend tracking, for those who are interested in taking their health and performance up a notch. A quick breakdown below: Continue reading

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6 Medications that Deplete Your Nutrients: How to Supplement + Foods to Help

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The Mayo Clinic reports that nearly seven in 10 Americans take prescription drugs – antibiotics, antidepressants and painkiller opioids were reported as the most common prescriptions given. A whopping 20 percent of U.S. patients were also found to be on five or more prescription medications. A quick overview: Continue reading

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Swap Outs, Tips & Tricks for Healthier Lunches

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Credit: Wikimedia, Bukk

September is upon us and the push for healthier lunches is prevalent, from the school lunch line to the workplace cafeteria. Why? Because more and more, we are realizing that the contents of our food matters – from hidden sugar to food additives, and even how it affects our mood.

While a popular opinion is that there is a pre-determined range of calories one should aim to fuel their bodies with and use to manage their weight, this opinion is controversial. With this approach, our complex bodies have been reduced down to sheer math regarding nutrition, reasoning that “calories in, are calories out.” When it comes to optimal health – metabolic, cardiovascular, liver, kidney, bone, and blood –  this couldn’t be further from the truth.

The quality of your food matters.

When it comes to re-imagining your lunches (or any meal, really) for the benefit of your health and wellbeing, a big change can be overwhelming. Large adjustments have the potential to be difficult to adopt all at once – but small changes can lead to healthy habits over time that are sustainable.

Lunch: A few small changes you can make

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The Best Way to Eat Your Vitamins

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Credit: Wikimedia; Fir0002

We talk quite a bit about vitamins because of the important role they play in keeping your body healthy and functioning – from immune system and muscle function, to heart and blood health, and even eye health. When it comes to getting your essential vitamins – eating or supplementing – it’s helpful to understand how your body absorbs them best, so that you get the most bang for your buck when you’re chowing on that broccoli (vitamin c) or forking those scrambled eggs (vitamin d). Continue reading

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Why Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat (and what kinds to eat)

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Credit: Wikimedia, Muffet

Fat has long been feared as the enemy, and thought to be responsible for chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD), obesity and the general expanding waistlines. “Fat makes you fat” led to the avoidance of the substance.

More research has had different findings – such as there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. In this study published by NCBI, it was even reported that eating fat actually promotes satiety, which aids in weight loss and management, and that certain fats, when used in moderation, have the potential to help your body in many ways. Various studies have also observed that fats: Continue reading

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