The average person needs 1g of protein for every kilo of body mass. This isn't much. It translates to a person of average weight, about 150lbs, only needing about 70g of protein. Good quality protein is vital for many functions in our bodies from keeping our immune system functioning to transmitting signals from cell to cell to rebuilding new cells to the obvious muscle strength. In the western world, when we think of protein, usual suspects come to mind first: eggs, poultry,
Downward Dog your way to Heart and Thyroid Health
Last year I finally convinced my husband to try yoga with me. While I wasn't a regular, I loved it and knew he would too. As we sat up from Savasana at the end of class, I eagerly looked over and asked him how he liked it. "It's just a bunch of breathing and stretching" he said, looking a bit confused. "But how do you feel?" I asked. "Good" he replied with a shrug. While I may have been expecting rainbows and fireworks, I was happy with good because it meant he would be a wil
Get Dirty...Get Happy
The microbiome is important for immunity, digestion and mental health. This aspect of holistic healthcare is entering western medicine and i
I love jeans...and genes.
I have a confession to make. I get giddy talking about genetics. I know, I know, I have a problem. But there are worse things to be then excitable about science. I sadly thought for some time that when I entered the world of nutrition, my love for genetics would have to go by the wayside, but boy was I wrong. Because there is a whole area of science dedicated to the study of how our environment effects our genes. It is called epigenetics and I LOVE it. This means, in a nutshe
So now what?
After studying Holistic Nutrition, I get asked a lot of questions. What are my thoughts on organic food? How much sugar is too much? Should I go vegan? People want to know what to eat, but the answer is It's complicated. We are all unique, and I'm not just talking personalities here. Each of us is made up of a unique combination of genes, and each of those genes are each expressed in a unique way depending on our environment. It's not just nature vs. nurture. It's nature AND