Hormones and Hunger

Ghrelin hormone makes you hungry – Ghrelin is a hormone produced by cells in the lining of your stomach when it’s empty. Ghrelin directly stimulates your appetite center in the…

Change Your Set Point and Manage Your Weight

Change the composition of your diet.  If your diet currently includes a lot of sweets or refined carbohydrates (things like white bread, cereal, pasta, and pastry), consider cutting way back…

Calories and Weight Loss

When it comes to body fat, weight management and body change, the topic of calories in vs. calories out has been an ongoing debate. Some professionals argue it’s all the…

Holding Court with Jordan Shoob

Interview with Coach Mike Conner and Lauren Crockett Was there a defining moment where you know you were meant to play basketball? The very first basketball league I joined I…

Reboot Your Thinking About Grilling

Great news for vegetarians! Vegetables contain antioxidants that counteract the cancer-causing effects of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). If you grill vegetables, you can feel free to…

Facts About Low Carb Diets

Why Low Carb Diets don’t promote High-Performance Athletes This article is about fueling a high-performance athlete not weight-loss. Whether you call it keto, Paleo, Dukan, or Atkins, low-carb eating patterns…

Obesity’s Relationship to Cancer

Only 31% of Americans realize that obesity is a risk factor for cancer, according to an American Society of Clinical Oncology survey. But in a 2016 study published in The…

Energize Your Mind & Body

1.  Begin with breakfast 2.  Eat primarily complex carbohydrates 3.  Cut down on the caffeine 4.  Lunch lite 5.  Eat mini-meals 6.  Curb your sweet tooth 7.  Eat protein to…

Celiac Disease

Factoid: Gluten-free foods –are not necessarily better for you.  Gluten-free may be displayed on many wheat products nowadays yet there is no validated science showing that eating a gluten-free diet…