Is WHO Right About Stevia and Other Non-Nutritive Sweeteners?
The World Health Organization advises not to use non-nutritive sweeteners for weight control. Specifically, their statement says: Non-Sugar sweeteners should not be used nor expected to assist in weight loss. In fact clinical studies link their use to actually increased risk of new-onset obesity, cardiovascular disease, mortality and preterm labor according to the World Health…Read More
Erythritol: Healthy or Increased Risk of Heart Attacks?
Does Erythritol increase heart attacks? If you read the headlines lately, you’re probably thinking – yes! I’ve seen the natural sweetener erythritol recently linked to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death. I knew immediately, we’d have a flurry of comments and concerns around this popular, calorie-free sweetener. Many health foods, protein drinks,…Read More
Optimal Blood Sugar Levels
Optimal blood sugar levels are one of the most vital of the blood chemistry numbers. It ensures graceful aging and optimal health. And note, I didn’t say “normal” levels. Averaging over 95 on fasting glucose will whittle away at your eye health, nerve integrity, circulation, healing capacity, body composition, and energy levels. All while producing…Read More
Protein Intake: How to Time It With Your Workouts
The importance of protein intake in regards to exercise recovery, muscle gain and fat loss is well understood. Protein supplementation has existed in the world of exercise and nutrition for more than 60 years. And is more popular now than ever. But, are we getting the most out of this amazing nutrient? Timing is everything.…Read More
Workout Supplements: Our Favorite Sports Nutrition Products
Workout supplements. There are so many options out there it can be overwhelming! But, don’t worry. You have access to a sports nutrition nerd who can guide you to the best products on the market. Yes, I am that nerd. I’m passionate about educating people on the power of sports nutrition and how the workout…Read More