Micros to build and maintain muscle

By Danielle Johnson RDN, CDN, CPT, RYT When it comes to building and/or maintaining muscle mass, micronutrients are just as important as macronutrients! What are micronutrients? They are vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial plant chemicals (polyphenols, flavonoids, etc.). Before jumping to the question of “what should I be supplementing?”, focus on a food first approach.…

Why we need calcium and how to get it

By Helaine Krasner, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Calcium is commonly known for its important role in bone health, but it is also needed for proper nerve and muscle function. This essential mineral also plays a role in blood clotting, enzyme function and maintaining a normal heart rhythm. Our body stores calcium in bones and teeth,…

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Turn (food) guilt into gratitude: A self-guided meditation

By Danielle Johnson RDN, CDN, RYT It’s that time of year again – the holidays! A time of year where we gather with loved ones to celebrate and eat delicious, decadent food. It’s not uncommon that we may indulge a little more than usual this time of year and feel immense guilt over it. Guilt…