MTHFR: Do You Need A Genetic Lifeguard…or Just a Swim Instructor?

Genes in general and MTHFR specifically Your genes are expressing if you have blue eyes, red hair, or are left-handed. But your genes are also expressing if you are over-weight or have any of the following diagnostic labels: high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, an autoimmune disease, Alzheimer’s, Attention Deficit Disorder, autism and so… Continue Reading

I AM A Tortoise, Darn it!!

Somehow we have a way of being so hard on ourselves, even when we’re doing the right thing. Have you ever taken time away from training or a favorite sport, only to find out that when you were ready to get back into it that somehow your body “forgot” how to do it right (or… Continue Reading

Do You Use Sugar As a Drug of Choice?

Do You Use Sugar As a Drug of Choice?

Sugar as a Drug: Of all possible dietary culprits, sugar, especially processed fructose, wins top billing as the “greatest destroyer of health.”[i] Research shows that sugar consumption has increased annually since 1982. In 2000, each American consumed an average of 152 pounds of sugar. That’s 2/5ths of a pound — or 52 teaspoons — of added sugars… Continue Reading

Is Sitting On Your Butt Making You Sick?

Is Sitting On Your Butt Making You Sick?

Our genetic ancestry was designed to move. “The biological need to walk is as much a part of your DNA as having an opposable thumb on each hand. Human beings literally evolved to walk.”[i] Across history we have foraged, hunted, run in order to not be eaten, fished, herded, farmed and now…we sit. In the past fifty… Continue Reading

Dietary Advice: “Stop Eating C.R.A.P.”

Dietary Advice: “Stop Eating C.R.A.P.”

Food communication can be very confusing. Today’s dietary advice claims that carbs are bad, yesterday it was fat. Should we really all be ramping up on protein? Where is the truth in it all? “Low-carb,” “Low-fat,” “High-protein:” Bad advice in general. Carbohydrates (or carbs), fat and protein are all macronutrients, essentially components needed by our bodies for… Continue Reading

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