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Gut HealthNutrition Coaching

Cleaning “House” with Fiber

Fiber is one of the most important nutrients in our daily diet – it’s our internal housekeeper! Unfortunately, those of us eating the SAD way (ie. the Standard American Diet) are getting far too little of these substances to maintain optimal health. According to the Institute of Medicine, we need at least 25-38 grams per day, a far cry from the measly 10-15 grams we’re actually getting on average. There are two different kinds of fiber – soluble and insoluble.…
Ashley
August 6, 2012
Nutrition Coaching

What do you Consider “Good Nutrition”?

Surprisingly, I like Wikipedia’s definition of nutrition: “the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life”. These provisions are really macro-nutrients (protein, carbohydrate, and fat) and micro-nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, fatty acids, etc) that come from our diet. Ultimately the foods in our diet are broken down into a simple unit of measured energy called a calorie. You’ve probably heard calories referred to as “empty” in certain circumstances –…
Ashley
July 24, 2012