Why Is My Stomach Getting Bigger?

by Holly Klamer on May 4, 2016
stomach getting bigger

Seeing your waist line expand can be frustrating, especially if you are working hard to eat a healthy diet balanced by exercise and healthy lifestyle choices.  However, if your stomach is getting bigger, it may not always be from excess calories.  There are other reasons your stomach can be getting […]

Does Nutrient Timing Matter or is it a Myth?

by Holly Klamer on May 2, 2016
Nutrient Timing

Nutrient timing is a buzzword that some people use to explain when you should eat foods for maximum nutritional benefit.  Most of the time nutrient timing is related with exercise, as eating certain amounts of protein and carbohydrates around exercise could impact building muscle. Many sports nutrition information is focused […]

Is Skipping Breakfast Bad for You or Is It a Myth?

by Holly Klamer on April 29, 2016
Skipping breakfast good or bad

Eating a healthy breakfast is often associated with health and weight loss.  Indeed, many studies have shown an association between breakfast eating and successful weight maintenance and weight loss.  Studies with have also shown eating breakfast is beneficial for children and adolescents. However, not all studies have shown eating breakfast […]

What is Berberine Good for?

by Holly Klamer on April 27, 2016
is berberine good or bad

Berberine has been used for thousands of years in ancient Chinese and Native American cultures for stomach ailments, eye trouble or to fight bacterial infections. Berberine is a yellowish compound found in plants such as: goldthread, barberry or the Oregon grape.  Berberine has been shown to help lower blood sugar, […]

What Makes Cola Drinks so Addictive?

by Holly Klamer on April 25, 2016
Cola Drinks Addiction

According to The Coca-Cola Company, the caffeine found in their drinks is not considered addictive.  They admit there is some ambiguity with the term addictive but suggests people are able to stop drinking drinks with caffeine without significant problems.  The caffeine content in a 330 ml serving of regular Coca-Cola is […]

How Much Protein Should I Eat at Breakfast?

by Holly Klamer on April 22, 2016
breakfast protein

Many consider breakfast the most important meal of the day and for good reason.  Children who eat tend to have better nutritional profiles and be less likely to be overweight compared to children who skip breakfast.  Eating breakfast has also been shown to be helpful for cognitive function and memory […]