Nutrition Certification Blog

Dealing with Stress in the New Normal

Dealing with Stress… September is National Self Care Awareness Month (and National Self Improvement Month), so we wanted to use this opportunity to talk to you about dealing with STRESS. With so much going on in the world right now (Covid19, Back to School, National Elections, etc.) and heading into a normally busy time of year with new schedules, etc. … Continue reading

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs…The Twenty Percent Rule!

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs…The Twenty Percent Rule! How do you determine if a carbohydrate is deemed “fit for consumption?” “The 20% Rule” is your answer. Since not all carbohydrates cause blood glucose levels to rise in the same way, it is recommended to avoid eating anything where sugar is greater than 20% of the total carbohydrates. DO NOT look at … Continue reading

Not All Proteins Are Created Equal, Part Three (Choose Your Protein Wisely)

By: Lucho Crisalle Finally, Part Three in the Protein Series addresses utilization of the protein sources.  So, what does all this knowledge mean to you and how can you apply it to choose your protein wisely? Unless you are sick, the human body should be in a state of “homeostasis” or balance, which means that proteins are being broken down at … Continue reading

Not All Proteins Are Created Equal, Part II

Not All Proteins Are Created Equal, Part Two (Soy Proteins –The Good, The Bad and The Ugly)

Before discussing which proteins to use, when, and why, let’s take a look at soy protein and its benefits. Studies show that soy offers benefits that casein and whey don’t provide. This is one of the reasons why many supplement manufacturers now combine all three proteins as a means of harvesting the benefits associated with each one. Soy Protein Isolates … Continue reading

Not All Proteins Are Created Equal, Part One

Protein, protein, protein: Believe it or not, all proteins are NOT created equal!  Since this subject is pretty extensive, we have broken this article up into three parts. Part I addresses the different qualities and benefits of protein; Part II addresses Soy Protein specifically (its controversial shortfalls and benefits); and Part III addresses the best time to use each protein source. … Continue reading

fresh fruits and vegetables, fructose

Fructose and “Natural” is Not Always Good For You!

Natural is Not Always Good For You! A favorite saying of mine is “just because its ‘natural’ doesn’t mean that it’s good for you. Actually tobacco is ‘natural,’ yet Not Good! Arsenic is also natural, and definitely Not Good!” It is obvious that these things are not good for us (yet some people still choose to smoke). What may not … Continue reading

bambu utentsils

Why Your Kitchen Should Be Stocked with Bamboo, NOT Plastic

This year alone, the human population has dumped nearly 2 billion tons of plastic into the world’s oceans. We’re practically drowning in plastic pollution. There is a sustainable alternative. The twist? It’s made in China. Bamboo is considered the symbol of fertility in Chinese cultures and friendship in India. For one Portland- and Shanghai-based home goods brand, however, it’s the “poster child for renewable material,” and a universal symbol of … Continue reading

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