Protein Powder vs. Natural Protein: Which is the Superior Source?

By Lauren Fischer, NTC Our hunter-gatherer ancestors recognized the importance of protein in the diet and went to great lengths to hunt and fish natural sources of the valuable nutrient. Lucky for us, sourcing protein has become much easier. We can bring home pre-butchered meat with the swipe of a credit card or choose double [...]

How to Properly Fuel Your Body for Fitness

By Lauren Fischer | Photo by Tanya Consaul Photography Proper fueling for exercise can be just as important as the exercise itself, but what is the best strategy? Carbs for endurance? Protein for muscle building? Pre-workout snacks? Post-workout snacks? Carbs? Protein? Fat? Maybe we have been overthinking it. “Most people don’t need special workout nutrition [...]

Getting Chili

By Christy Piña Despite making your tongue feel like it is on fire and causing tears to well up in your eyes, chili peppers have a lot of health benefits and come in many varieties — with some being less spicy than others! First cultivated in Central and South America as far back as 7500 [...]

Flavored Waters: Fabulous or fallacy?

By Lauren Fischer | Photos by Jimmy Ho Photography Hydration is one of the foundations of good health. You can survive about eight weeks without food, but only about a week (in comfortable conditions) without water. Mild dehydration can cause fatigue, anxiety, headaches and hunger, while long-term dehydration can result in heartburn, joint pain and [...]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for … Healthy Ice Cream?

By Colleen McTiernan | Photos by Jimmy Ho Photography Whether you have dietary restrictions or are just trying to maintain a healthy diet, it can be hard to work desserts into your routine — delicious though they may be. But as nutrition has begun taking a front seat in people’s minds, companies have begun developing [...]

A Blueberry a Day Keeps the Vet Away: Tips and tricks for your pet’s nutrition

By Shelby Davidson It is dinner time and everyone has been drawn to the table by the delicious scents wafting through the house — including your beloved pet. With the hunger in their eyes and that soul-piercing gaze, it can be hard to say no. But not all foods we eat are healthy, or even [...]