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Ask the Practitioner: How Do Popular Diets Stack Up Nutritionally?

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There are a lot of options and opinions on how to eat – but which one is healthiest and most nutritionally sound? Are there risks? If you peep the latest Instagram fitness influencer, you’ll find many people, products, foods, and philosophies focused on achieving a look at any cost, shifting health and long-term health to the wayside. Unfortunately, all too often there is a disconnect between health and fitness – what makes you fit isn’t always what contributes to a healthy lifestyle.

We asked WellnessFX practitioner, Registered and Licensed Dietician Lori Brizee to give us a break down of the various popular diets and help examine how they stack up nutritionally. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

6 Protein Bar Trends (and What to Look Out For In Yours)

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Roswitha Siedelberg

They are the brightly colored enticements at the entrance and exit of most gym chains. They’ve expanded in convenience store chains over the years, driving major sales. They’re within arm’s reach at grocery store checkout lines:

The Protein Bar.

The categories under the umbrella of sports nutrition bars are expanding rapidly to cater to Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Why You Should Question the FDA’s New Nutrition Labeling Mandate 

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Miriella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its final rules for nationwide nutrition labeling on menus and vending machines. Calorie counts will now be required to be labeled on food and alcoholic beverages that are menu-listed. The guidelines are stricter than expected, as alcoholic beverages, which were not mentioned in earlier drafts, were added to the final guidelines.The FDA’s goal is to combat the obesity epidemic by making Americans more aware of how many calories are actually in their food. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

What You Don’t Know about Burning Fat

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Credit: ThorneFX.com

The old school methods of burning fat toggled between eating less and exercising more (the energy balance equation) or following a low-fat diet. For most people, this has not worked well and certainly not something that was sustainable long-term.

Most of the time, these types of practices result in Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Can Glutamine Supplements Help Protect Your Body from Wear and Tear?

woman_arm_flexWhen you’re browsing the aisles of your local vitamin store or natural pharmacy, you’ve probably walked past the amino acids section, taken a look at all those substances ending in “-ine” and wondered, “should I be using these?”

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein—they’re used in every cell of the body to create the proteins your body needs to function. Because of the fundamental role they play in your body’s function, it’s worth taking a look this class of supplements.
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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Greatist’s Complete Guide To Calories

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Did you know that you burn calories while sleeping? Or that one pound of fat equals 3,500 calories? How about the amount of calories in one gram of alcohol? There’s a lot to know about this commonly used measurement for the energy our bodies use for fuel. Where to get them, how fast your body uses them for your specific needs, and how to manipulate them for your health goals.

Greatist recently put together an interesting infographic on the topic. There’s a lot of information here which represents varying viewpoints. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.