Should You Go Paleo?

What is a paleo diet? I bet you’ve heard somebody, somewhere mention the “paleo” diet. This diet is based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food. Why would it be bad for…

Inflammation: What is it and is it affecting YOU?

Inflammation. You hear about it everywhere, but do you really know what it is? Inflammation is a vital part of our body’s defense system. Without it, we could die from wounds and infections. However, inflammation can also be debilitating on our bodies and can play a role in some chronic diseases. Chronic vs. Acute Inflammation…

Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition Fuel Sources By:  Hannah Snyder, Student Dietitian at UND Intro When you consume a meal or a snack, the food you eat is digested in the body and nutrients are absorbed. This provides the body with energy to perform its necessary functions as food is transformed into calories. To maximize athletic performances, it…

5 Foods You Can Still Eat

Rather than looking at foods as “good” or “bad”, think about how food will affect your body. Think about the source. Just because it’s pizza, it doesn’t mean it’s bad. Just because it’s a gluten free, no sugar added, chocolate chip cookie, does not make it good! You need to look deeper at the source….

How Can YOU Eat Well to Meet YOUR Goals?

The Basics: The most important thing about your diet should be that you are eating REAL FOOD. This is what it all comes down to. You should know the ingredients in the food. The easiest way to do this is to buy fresh food and combine a protein, fat and carb every time you eat….

Alcohol

Is Alcohol Hindering Your Weight Loss? This is a common question that people have while trying to lose weight. I believe in a balanced lifestyle, so I include alcohol in my life. However, the biggest thing to do is assess your goals. Are you desiring to lose weight? Alcohol may be affecting this. The main…

“Reversing?” Type 2 Diabetes

Ted Talk – “Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Starts with Ignoring the Guidelines” by: Sarah Hallberg” This is a great video explaining how improve type 2 diabetes. Stop using medicine to treat something that can be treated with food! I do not necessarily agree that Type 2 Diabetes can always be reversed, but I do like her guidelines…