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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

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Paleo, #MeatlessMondays, DASH, Low-Carb… what is the Healthiest Nutrition Plan?

There are a lot of ways (and opinions on how…) to eat – but which one is healthiest? Good news! You can now find out where your nutritional plan ranks. We’re excited to introduce WellnessFX Health Scores. (FYI: In our office full of Paleo people, Mediterranean diet devotees, Vegans and Vegetarians, we are neck and neck. It’s getting tense*).

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Trailblazing Thursdays: The End-All, Be-All Diet?

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Our diets are constantly falling victim to the same arbitrary whims as other parts of American culture: the inescapable phenomena of fads. Yet, deciding to wear skinny jeans probably won’t have any long-term affects on your health. The way we eat, on the other hand, is essentially the way we fuel every aspect of our lives, so it’s important to get it right!

This begs the question: what is the best diet? This Thursday we look at the most popular diets out there today and our Medical Director, Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi, weighs in on the pros and cons of each.

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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.

Trailblazing Thursdays: What You Should Know About Tofu….

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Many people choose to give up meat for a variety of reasons. Health, sustainability, cruelty to animals, the want to try new things. Whatever the reason, it’s safe to say that no one decides to go vegetarian or vegan with the goal of being unhealthy. This is exactly what may happen, however, without proper knowledge.

Once people give up on meat, the question becomes: where do I get my protein? Tofu has become a popular answer. It’s high in protein, has deep roots in Chinese cuisine, and can be prepared in a variety of ways similar to meat. But is it good for you?

Mark Sisson over at Mark’s Daily Apple wrote up a thoroughly informative article about tofu, soy beans, and processed foods in general. While tofu is a nice source of protein, it’s still a processed food and should be consumed as such: in moderation. The good news is that there are healthier alternatives to tofu which taste just as good, if not better.

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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.

7 Answers To Your Sports Nutrition Questions With Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield Tri RunningLast month personal trainer and fitness expert Ben Greenfield joined WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean to discuss the cutting-edge strategies about how food, lifestyle and supplement support can reduce inflammation and heal the body more quickly while you’re training for your next event. It was an awesome Webinar, and if you missed it you can catch the full video here: Damage Control: How To Be Extremely Active Without Destroying Your Body.

Naturally, an hour wasn’t enough time to cover all your questions, but that doesn’t mean they went unheard! Ben Greenfield was kind enough to offer very detailed responses to topics about sleep, sports nutrition, vitamins, and aging. So much, in fact, we had to split it into two posts! Below you’ll find 7 questions and answers relating to sports nutrition. Keep a lookout for part two, coming soon!

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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.

Holiday Recipe Series – Vegetarian Dishes: How to Make Your Guests Forget About Meat

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There is still on-going debate about the health benefits of excluding animals from your diet. We’re not going to go into that today. Our goal is to supply our readers with healthy recipes for the holiday season, regardless of their eating beliefs.

In this post you’ll find recipes that range from loosely vegetarian (includes eggs, for example) to strictly vegan. If you’re trying to convince a friend or two during the holidays this year that getting rid of the meat doesn’t mean getting rid of the taste, you might want to try one of these!

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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.