Should I eat a Donut for Recovery?

Donut for Recovery

Finishing Strong

Endurance athletes

The Boston Marathon is just around the corner and I find myself thinking of my many friends and clients who will be participating. Athletes across the country are busy training for this and many other endurance events in the coming months. Triathletes, cyclists, runners, hikers, mountain climbers, and so many others are figuring out . . . → Read More: Finishing Strong

Can You Find Health by Avoiding Sugar?

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I’m going to make a prediction. A few years from now, people are going to look back and scoff at all the ‘sugar is evil” advice that is so prevalent these days, just as they are now scoffing at the “fat is evil” advice that was common in the 80’s and 90’s. It . . . → Read More: Can You Find Health by Avoiding Sugar?

Dietary Habits to Help Prevent Kidney Stones

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Drinking enough fluids each day is the most important thing you can do to prevent kidney stones. 

This prevents substances in the urine from concentrated enough to form stones. The current recommendation is to drink 2 to 3 liters (34 to 68 fluid ounces) of fluid each day. Water is . . . → Read More: Dietary Habits to Help Prevent Kidney Stones

Sugar focus is out of focus

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In response to a claim posted by Mother Jones in the article “9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut” I would like to propose that all of this focus on the sugar content of foods is misleading. It’s like saying the only gauge on my car . . . → Read More: Sugar focus is out of focus

Iron Deficiency in Female Athletes

Female athletes are at increased risk for iron deficiency.

Female athletes are twice as likely to develop iron deficiencies as non-active individuals. . . . → Read More: Iron Deficiency in Female Athletes

Blood Type Hype?

Eat for your blood type

A newly released article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examines the validity of blood type diets. This scientific review of existing research concludes “No evidence currently exists to validate the purported health benefits of blood type diets.”

  The premise behind blood type diets is that each major blood type (O, A, . . . → Read More: Blood Type Hype?

“Carb Back Loading” ….For Real?

carb backloading


What is Carb Back Loading? It appears to be one of the latest sports nutrition myths to hit the gyms.  The claims are that it can help you to “lean out and gain muscle”. A recent article in Men’s Fitness explains it this way “As the name implies, this . . . → Read More: “Carb Back Loading” ….For Real?

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Pumpkin spice latte

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Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte


Pumpkin Recipes


    I’ll be adding new pumpkin recipes, links and cooking tips throughout October 2012. Please keep checking back to see what’s new!

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