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Diabetes and Heart Disease Diet Myths–Debunked!
February is American Heart month! Heart disease is the number one cause of death in America today. Alabama is the second unhealthiest state in the nation. Louisiana currently is number one. According to the Centers of Disease and Prevention, Alabama ranks #1 in the nation, where diabetes complications are the cause of death. Alabama ranks […]
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5 Meal Prep Success Strategies
Published in the Anniston/Gadsden Christian Magazine, Jan. 8, 2018 HERE   Does the new year bring a resolution of making healthy food choices? Meal prepping is a sure way to get neatly organized for breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners. Meal prep doesn’t necessarily mean pre-packaging every meal and snack. For me and my clients, it […]
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Hungry for sleep
Abundant evidence currently suggests that people who sleep for less than seven hours a night are more likely to become obese and develop type 2 diabetes. Supporting research states that sleep deprived adults have altered appetite hormones. These unbalanced hormones make you feel hungrier and less satiated (full)  throughout the day. Adults that are sleep […]
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Zzzz’s and Omega 3’s
According to Sports Nutrition for Human Performance, it’s hypothesized that omega -3 fatty acids stimulate the production of growth hormone (somatotrophin), thereby enhancing the potential for muscular development. Additionally, research shows that eating omega -3 fatty acids reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, therefore reducing heart disease risks. Firstly, I will educate you on growth hormone, […]
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Protein is for every body
Eating enough protein is important. Too much protein is a moot scientific debate. Note that the macronutrient, protein, is preferred in the body as a source of recovery, not energy. The following information is for every body! It is not just for the athletes, bodybuilders, and fitness enthusiasts! In fact, recent research concludes that this […]
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How to Break Unhealthy Habits
By: Danielle Fryer, RD, CSSD, CSCS  Published in The Gadsden Times. Read HERE Another word for mindfulness is awareness, and awareness is the greatest agent for change. We all have habits. Whether they’re healthy, neutral or unhealthy. To break any habit, one must recognize how their thoughts and feelings are relating to one another. Meditation […]
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5 Foods that Boost Brain Health
by: Danielle Fryer, RD, CSSD, CSCS Good nutrition provides energy and protects against brain diseases. When we focus on giving our bodies whole, nutritious foods it benefits both the gut and the brain; mind and body is kept in tip-top shape. Inflammatory Cytokines are released during stress! Cytokines trigger inflammation. Inflammation has benefits, like promoting repair […]
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Think Outside the Lunchbox
There are several reasons to think outside the box! What would happen if you thought outside the lunchBOX?  Check out the 5 benefits to packing your child’s school lunch, and your own lunch too. Packing a lunch… Encourages Responsibility Allowing your child to choose and literally help pack nutritious foods will create ownership and lifelong […]
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All Foods Fit
There is debate on whether clean eating is just another trend or a good nutrition strategy. I think it is a good strategy worth practicing, MOST of the time. All or none food principals are rarely sustainable. Recognize that magic solutions seem like the easy answer, but the wisest way is to stick to the motto: All foods fit!  If […]
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The Science of Foam Rolling
  If you go to the gym, you may see people engaging in interesting positions on a foam roller. Distorted faces and deep breathing may lead one to believe that it’s some kind of self induced torture. While foam rolling is uncomfortable, borderline painful at times, its benefits are quite pleasing. My intention for this […]
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