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Is your self-care being nurtured?

Regardless of what your hobbies, activities and work are, whether it is running, cycling, crossfitting, sitting at a desk, or living your daily life, an important driver in achieving your best is feeling your best. How do you get there? With a little bit of what I call self-care. Here’s a conversation I had last week, a friend of mine had just finished putting her body through an intense 125 mile bike, she finished like a champ, and then proceeded to go on with her evening which consisted of errands and more errands. When I talked to her almost 5Continue Reading >>

The calm before the storm

If you haven't noticed it's been pretty quiet around the Nutritionize blog lately. There is a lot cooking in the kitchen and I look forward to sharing it all with you soon… in the meantime take a moment to enjoy the silence. You won't be hearing too much until June, and this is a good thing. With the wealth of information at our fingertips it's easy to have info overload and face minor paralysis from the contradictory findings. One site says eat meat, another says no meat, one says splenda and another says organic brown sugar, one says excercise atleast 30 mins a day and anotherContinue Reading >>

Happy Earth Day!

  It was common for our paleo ancestors to eat up to six pounds of leaves per day. You can imagine them just walking along picking and eating leaves as they went. Can you imagine eating that much? Unfortunatley, most of us don’t eat the minimum USDA recommendation of 3 cups per day, yet leafy greens a jam packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Per “Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, includingContinue Reading >>

Sorta like sugar… Sorta like crack.

Spring is in the air… finally! Today felt like the longest day and when I finally got outdoors I knew exactly why, the weather was too gorgeous to be cooped up in 4 walls. I hope all of you have been enjoying some much needed sunshine. Not only is it a good source of Vitamin D but its food for the soul, bringing a nutritious smile to the face J On another note, as us humans are breaking the walls to enjoy some sun, our ant counterparts may be breaking in through the walls to enjoy some shade… how aboutContinue Reading >>

Performance nutrition series: Hydration

Spring is just around the corner, the days are longer and the weather warmer (kinda). It’s time to come out of winter hibernation and begin training. Whether it’s for the next big marathon, Crossfit games, or your summer bod… proper training will help you get there quickly and safely. As we move through training season I’d like to address some key concerns that athletes face so feel free to post up topics or questions of interest. We will be covering topics like: food, snacks, protein shakes, sleep, meditation, breather, stress, weather, heat, sugar, ice, mind, flexibility, and more. Much ofContinue Reading >>

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