Is 100% RDA Enough?

“I will see foods, and especially supplements that have more than 100% of the RDA of a certain nutrient, sometimes even in the thousands (Vitamin B12 – 1,000mcg = 41,667% of RDA!), is this safe?“ Yes! For most nutrients… The RDA, Recommended Daily Allowance, which also directly compares to the DV %, Daily Value, is […]

The Value of Multivitamins

Come Get Your Flintstones Multivitamins (and minerals) are the most taken supplement in the US. Whether its kids begging for their candy tasting Flintstones or Seniors on Centrum, they have become the insurance policy to bad diets and poor eating habits. But are they doing us any good? Do we need them if we eat […]

Sea Moss For Weight Loss

TikTok Weight Loss TikTok ushers in the new, miracle weight loss solution – Sea Moss. Videos, health influencers, even celebrities (surprise, even Kardashian) are touting the weight loss trend, “Eat Moss For Weight Loss!”. Just like any new ingredient, it has a whole lot of tradition, some logic, and a bit of research/science, the prefect […]

Specialty Salts

Are “specialty” salts like Himalayan, Celtic, Sea Salt healthier than regular table salt? – Ann P.  No.  Specialty or gourmet salts from ancient mineral deposits have become quite popular. You’ll see some popular ones like Sea, Rock, Himalayan, Celtic, and Black Salts in most stores, while Grey, Cyprus Black, Smoke show up on restaurant menus.  […]

Electrolytes

Let’s Get Electric!  If you’re a health enthusiasts or concerned Mom, you’ve probably heard about how terrible Gatorade is for you. The sugar, the sugar, the SHUGaaa! A whopping 35+ grams in some versions. But hold on, that’s only 30grams of the story, what about the Electrolytes? A much smaller amount (milligrams), these little mineral […]

Tart Cherries

Cherry Pie by (glam metal band) Warrant – 1991 I’m a very functional eater. Usually I choose foods based on their nutrient value vs. taste. Most of the time I’m on the “bitter” end (Kale vs. Iceberg Lettuce), but sometimes I come up on top, like with Cherries! I love Cherries! And though I’m not […]

Impossible Burger

The Vegan Burger..without the “Veg”?!? First off, I’m not a vegetarian or vegan, but I probably eat more vegetables than 99% of them. Seems like more vege-whatevers are more interested in staying away from meat rather than consuming vegetables (which if you don’t know, are two separate things). The last few years, veggie burgers (without […]

SuperNutrient – Sulforaphane

We’re all aware of how awesome vegetables are for our health. My favorites are broccoli, asparagus, bell peppers, yellow squash, mushrooms, onions (ok, ok, basically all except eggplant!). And we talk a lot about what to eat, but we also need to understand how best to eat them. If we learn that, we’ll know how […]

Weight vs. Body Composition

Go Beyond The Scale   If you’re like me, stepping on my weight scale is reminiscent of opening my report card. I peek at it slowly, carefully, and say a little prayer right before I see the full “grade”. But just as grades don’t matter to me anymore (I’m 20+ yrs out of college!), either does […]

 2 Tips For Diabesity

So a guy walks into a convention… This past weekend, I was reppin one of my new brands, TapOut Drinks (www.drinktapout) – shameless plug, at a fitness convention.  A guy walks up to our booth and says, “you have any sugar free versions, I was just diagnosed with Diabetes”. Fortunately, I had (3) flavors I […]