10 Easy Ways to Lower Your Sugar Intake

BY ALISHA WiTHAM, BS IN NUTRITION, RD ELIGIBLE SPECIAL DOWNLOADS! Glycemic Index of Foods Recipes: Vinaigrettes 3 Different Ways Chart of Hidden Sugar Americans today are consuming an alarming amount of sugar. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, two hundred years ago the average American consumed 2 …

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

BY MEGHAN BECK, BS, MS, CSCS We say it every year, “I can’t believe it’s already January 1. This is THE year I’m going to become a newer, healthier version of myself.” Fast forward to January 2020, or even rewind to January 2018, and it seems like the above statement …

Metformin: Is it worth it?

BY LEE RICE, DO, FAASM, FAAFP Many of you have asked me to render my opinion on the disease preventive aspects of Metformin, a widely prescribed drug to control high blood sugar. I’ve kept you waiting so I could check in with my buddy Mark Moyad, M.D. Mark is a …

Why Strength Matters–Part 2

by MEGHAN BOTHWELL, BS, MS, CSCS Last month we learned how as we age limitations in mobility-related tasks will become more common.10 One more important predictor of limited mobility or functional limitation is muscle strength – more specifically your grip strength.12-13 Loss of grip strength is strongly associated with increasing chronological age14 …

Magnesium, the Magic Mineral

BY DAVID LARSON, MD   Magnesium is an essential mineral and a cofactor in over 300 essential metabolic reactions in the body, helping muscles to relax, stabilizing neuronal cell membranes, creating new nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and proteins, and playing a key role in cell signaling and energy production. …