Does An Apple A Day Really Keep The Doctor Away?

In honor of American Heart Month, we are celebrating apples for heart health! Check out our newest recipe (Cinnamon Roasted Apples) and read on to learn why affordable, delicious apples are a great choice for your health and how to always pick the best apple from the bunch.

Abracadabra – you’re thin!

It’s that time of year, I know. That time where every crazy idea about weight loss and getting ripped invades every media outlet in our lives.  Just this week, I’ve seen very disturbing ads. Disturbing on one hand because they are utter ridiculousness. Disturbing on the other hand because of people’s reactions to them… or should I say blind faith in them being their magic bullet for weight loss. Oh, yeah, without having to do anything except buy and use this magical new product.

It makes me sad because of all the bullshit out there and people peddling this type of bullshit should be ashamed of themselves. 

For the Love of Pumpkin!

Why do we have such a fascination with pumpkin every autumn? Whatever the reason, pumpkin is a delicious and versatile addition to your meals and snacks. And I’m not just talking baked pumpkin deliciousness like pumpkin pie or pumpkin breads… I’m talking some new ways to add pumpkin to your plate with a Pumpkin Vinaigrette, a Pumpkin-Nilla Chai Smoothie, and Pumpkin Power Bites!

Vitruvian Man Logo

The Vitruvian Man is a sketch done by Leonardo Da Vinci which represents the “perfect proportions.” The circle and square surround the man providing touch-points for the arms and legs as they move.

Why we chose it?

It’s an art and a science: Leonardo’s new twist – to place the circle and square on top of each other – combine science and art. This is similar to our approach.

Many body types can fit. We like that a body with little fat and a body with lots of fat can both fit into the circle and square.

Read on for more!

An Open Letter to my Dietitian Colleagues

There is a need for education about food and nutrition and people seek out RD’s opinions; but this does not make our opinions valuable to anyone other than ourselves. Our opinions have no place in someone else’s dietary choices (except maybe our partners or children… and boy-hardy don’t they feel lucky to live with RDs #sarcasm). Let’s try to stop focusing on being right, stop talking so much, and start listening more. Let’s focus on helping people be real with their food choices instead of making them feel “bad” for not eating “right.” Let’s use our expertise to give people evidence-based information instead of our opinions.

Cheese and Strangulation by Bedsheets

There is a movement growing among health professionals called Health at Every Size® which, among other things, rejects the use of weight as an indicator of health and believes that weight is largely unchangeable by individuals. There is only one registered HAES® practitioner in the Jacksonville area. Read more to find out how cheese causes strangulations… or does it?

Who Is the Best Health Professional to Help with Creating New Lifestyle Habits?

With so many options for a finding a health professional to help you move towards your health goals, how do you know how to choose? Let me be clear that your medical doctor is your first partner but you only get so much in-person time. Let your doctor help guide your decisions about what to work on; then find a health professional and find your best strategies to get it done! Let’s explore health coaches, personal trainers, dietitians, nutritionists, and mental health counselors!