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Journey to Wellness: The Protein Argument

One of the most common questions I get about my diet is, “where do you get your protein?” Let’s take a closer look at the protein argument that would apply to any of our diets. The building blocks of protein are called amino acids. Read More »
Nutrition · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Journey to Wellness: A Change in Diet

At a recent staff meeting we were discussing New Year’s resolutions. Common themes each year include weight loss, improving exercising goals, reducing stress and more time for self. There are many other resolutions but as we all know, they are very difficult to keep. Read More »
Nutrition · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Don’t Supersize This Holiday Season!

Here comes the holiday season! For many of us, it starts with Thanksgiving and carries on through the New Year. It includes special and traditional foods that are different than what we typically include in our regular meal plans. Holiday weight gain, not to mention heartburn, sluggishness and other maladies associated with overindulgence in food and drink, can be avoided. Read More »
News, Nutrition · Marshall · Comments { 1 }

Chocolate or Chips?

The results of a survey on snacking habits from around the world was recently released, shedding some interesting light on trends from around the world about what we like to snack on. The Nielsen Global Survey of Snacking polled 30,000 consumers in 60 countries about their snacking habits. Read More »
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Natural, Local, Whole, Organic

The Pike Place Public Market in Seattle is a well-known public farmers’ market, and I had the opportunity to check out the various booths when I visited that city. The variety and abundance was remarkable! The Pike Place market originated in 1907 and is open year round. Read More »
Nutrition · Marshall · Comments { 0 }
Women measuring waistline

Changing The Way Of Measuring Progress Through Waist Circumference

Progress is defined as “the forward or onward movement toward a destination.” In the world of health and fitness, measuring progress usually means looking at your “magical” number that pops up on the scale, which either makes you happy or puts your day into a downward spiral. Read More »
Exercise, Nutrition · Avera Health · Comments { 0 }