Eat Breakfast Before You Drink Coffee

Make this your Healthiest Year Ever with this month’s tip from Alisa Vitti, women’s health, hormone, and fertility expert. “If I could get more women to stop drinking coffee in the morning on an empty stomach, it would be game changing for their health,” says Vitti, who’s the author of WomanCode: Perfect your Cycle, Amplify […]

The Body Speaks

Recently, I went on a long weekend retreat at a respected yoga and health center here in Massachusetts. I was there primarily to support my mom, who was attending a grief management workshop that she found enormously helpful, possibly even life changing. I was tempted to join her in the workshop, but worried that if […]

Homemade Holiday Power Bites

Not all holiday treats have to be rich and decadent. Some can actually be healthy, full of nutrition, and make excellent pre- or post-workout snacks. These homemade power bites are quick, easy, and make a versatile treat. Best of all, there’s no cooking time! 1 ¼ cup oats Scoop of almond butter Squeeze of pure […]

Shop Like Your Personal Trainer is Your Cashier

Prepare for health success with the proper grocery shopping techniques. In order to eat clean, you need to shop clean. If you don’t stock up on the proper nutritious foods, then it will be impossible to maintain a healthy lean diet. Before you head to the store, plan out all of your meals for the […]

Go Gluten-Free: 5 How-To Tips

I know you’ve thought about it. Maybe you’ve highly considered it or even attempted it. Most Americans have read and learned about the negative impacts gluten can have on our health. A few quick reminders of gluten’s bad reputation include its link to more than 55 health issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome, osteoporosis, and […]

Nourishing Your Athletic Body

Is a bikini body a healthy body? As I sit on the beach a couple of women wander by in their bikinis. Their bodies look strong, athletic and… healthy? I stumble on this word and suddenly find myself reflecting on the evolution of my bikini body and my experiences as an athlete. I land on […]

Blasphemous Thoughts on Sports Nutrition

Chocolate Milk is Crap Yes – I think chocolate milk is crap. The recovery food hailed by the world as the perfect post-workout replenishment falls far short of it in my book. Before I fully step upon my soap box, let me explain why chocolate milk rose to fame. The key nutrition components to a complete […]

My Vegan Experiment

Calling all vegan or vegan curious! If you are vegan, I’d love to hear from you. Tell me why a plant based diet works for you. If you are vegan curious, or over 50 like me, I think you’ll be interested in my vegan experiment. Before I share what I’m up to nutritionally I’ll give […]

Body-Mind-Spirit Approach

Do you ever have trouble summoning up the energy for your workouts? While I initially and instinctively only looked at how I was fueling my body to change my energy levels, years of running, and hours upon hours on the road, gave me a more complete perspective on energy and working to shift things within […]

Fueling Life’s Grand Adventures

Every once in awhile, you need to do something that makes you feel fully alive. Every Memorial Day weekend, I take an annual trek in a mountainous area east of Seattle. Near as we have been able to guess, this trek is 14.5-16 miles long, depending on how lost we get. At higher altitudes, the […]