Avocado- Does it Live Up to the Hype?

Name a fruit that contains some protein, high proportion of fat, low amount of carbohydrates, and tons of great vitamins while being a great supplement to every meal. Don’t know? It’s your favorite taco topper- avocado! In honor of National Avocado Day on July 31st,...

July is National Blueberry Month

In July 2003, the United States Department of Agriculture proclaimed that July is National Blueberry Month. July is the peak of blueberry season, so it’s the perfect time to head to the store and pick up some of these delicious, nutrient-packed berries. Blueberries...

Low FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a disruption of bowel movements that cause GI irritation, cramping, bloating, and abdominal pains. Causes of IBS are different for everyone, but the majority (70-89%) of people link irritation to...

Extended Low-Calorie Diets and Thyroid Dysfunction

Your body requires calories for energy to support its biological functions such as breathing, pumping blood to your heart and the rest of your body, and digestion. This is called your basal metabolic rate. If you are active and exercise regularly, your body requires...

Eat This … Not That This Holiday

Fourth of July is around the corner, which means BBQ, sweets, and alcohol for some of you. There is no shame in enjoying the holiday. After all, it only comes once a year. But, if some of you have goals that these holidays don’t align with, don’t worry. Here are some...