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The Skinny on Fat

Category Diet, Health

The debate over fat has been going on for years. There was a point where everyone praised a low-fat diet and now we have people eating coconut oil by the spoonful. So what does fat really do and what types should we be eating? Fat is the most calorically dense energy source, yielding 9 calories Read More…

The Big Man on Campus

Category Diet, Health

Avocados are getting a huge amount of publicity recently for their wonderful taste and health benefits. This is excellent progress for the nutrition community as we used to scorn this fruit for its high fat content. This yummy food is taking the world by storm. It is true that avocados are about 85% fat. However, Read More…

Fun in the Sun

Category Health

With a weird weather pattern this summer many of us are complaining about our lack of sunlight…and our body is too. Sunlight is one of the main ways that our body is able to make the Vitamin D that it needs. So how do we get the D that we need? The two main ways Read More…

Fueling Up

Category Diet, Exercise

A very common question I get is how to eat before exercising. So much information is out there that contradicts itself and everyone has a hard time determining what is best. When it comes to exercise, it is ESSENTIAL to fuel your body. But why, when and what are typically the next questions. WHY: Food Read More…

The Juicy Details on Juicing

Category Diet

I get asked multiple times a week about my professional thoughts on juicing.  Many people want to try it as a way to “cleanse” the body or restart their diet.  I typically try to dissuade from juicing and here is my reasoning:  1. Juice is simply carbohydrates: The items that we use for juicing are Read More…