Food & Nutrition

Masa: The Healthy Flour

Looking for a healthier flour that’s gluten free and rich in nutrients like calcium and vitamin B? Try masa, a traditional Central American corn flour. Grains typically contain toxins and nutrients that are relatively difficult for your body to utilize. However, the nutritional quality of grain-based foods can be significantly improved with good processing. The(…)

Restrictive Eating: Problems with Low-Calorie Fad Diets

There are many popular low-calorie or restrictive diets out there. However, restrictive eating practices stemming from a desire to control health or weight are very rarely based on an actual understanding of nutrition and its effects on the body. This has lead to a mess of fad diets and dangerous eating practices. Restrictive, low-calorie fad diets(…)

Understanding Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a popular topic in health and nutrition. Most people think of it as a condition where you can’t drink milk because it makes you sick (i.e. a milk allergy). But that’s not quite true. Lactose intolerance should not be viewed as a black or white diagnosis, but as a threshold of tolerance(…)

Homemade Energy Bar Recipe

Good nutrition is tremendously important before and after exercise. Try my homemade energy bar recipe specifically designed to help optimize your workout! Whether you’re undertaking endurance training or any other type of exercise program, forget about eating starchy bars or glucose gel packs. My energy bar recipe contains real fruit and has the nutrients needed(…)

Sourdough: Why Fermented Bread Is Better

  Have trouble digesting gluten and wheat? Looking for a healthier bread option? Try sourdough! But make sure it’s been properly fermented before you dig in. Compared to non-fermented grain products, well-fermented breads like sourdough are better for your health. Why? Because they’re easier to digest and more nutritious. Gluten Intolerance Gluten intolerance is an(…)