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Detoxification

Detoxification – Out With The Old and In With The New

Whew… the holidays are over. How did you fare? Even the most devoted health nut can fall off the “wellness wagon” during the holiday season. The phrase “out with the old and in with the new” resonates with most of us at the start of the new year and detoxification is the physiological way your body does this. Over time, your body accumulates toxins from your environment - the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink…
Ashley
January 21, 2013
Nutrition Coaching

Healthy Holidays?

The holidays are upon us and as much as I love them, trying to maintain healthy habits can be difficult to say the least. Surrounded by a plethora of high glycemic fatty foods and grandma smiling sweetly as she hands you a piece of pie… it’s hard to say no. So how do you stay on track with all of the temptation and chaos? Here are my top five tips: Relax – Don’t let the holiday chaos turn into a…
Ashley
December 3, 2012
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