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Is Greek Yogurt Really Healthier?

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Greek yogurt is by no means bad for you, but it’s not necessarily better for you than regular yogurt, especially if you are an athlete.

The Threshold Effect of Caffeine Ingestion on Athletic Performance

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  The world runs on caffeine. Just take a look at some of the more popular beverages and “foods” and there’s no question that caffeine figures prominently in society. Coffee, tea, chocolate, and even aspirin all contain caffeine. Caffeine has …

Homemade Salad Dressing

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Balsamic Vinegar Dressing   Ingredients:  1 tbls Dijon or other yellow mustard  2 tbls RAW honey  2 tbls balsamic vinegar  1 tspn sea salt (or Himalayan pink salt or grey salt)  1 slightly smashed garlic clove  ¼ cup extra virgin olive …

Nightshade Vegetables

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Nightshades are a unique class of plants that include potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers (includes paprika and cayenne since these are made from peppers), tomatillos, pimentos, huckleberry, and even belladonna, morning glory, and tobacco.   Nightshades contain a …

Protecting Your Health in Open Water with Probiotics

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  Water quality is a frequent topic at triathlons.  I have to admit I actually rarely think about it myself, but at a recent triathlon, enough of my fellow racers commented on it that it gave me pause.  What I …

Why Everyone Should be Eating Gelatin

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Gelatin is the original “protein powder”.  It is a combination of pure amino acids and essentially nothing else.  The dominant amino acids in gelatin are glycine, proline and hydroxyproline.  There are several others present also, but in much smaller amounts. …

Healing (& easy!) Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

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Broths made from whole meats including the bones, skin and fat create wholesome soups full of essential fat-soluble vitamins that are necessary for mitochondrial function. Without the adequate intake of these vitamins, our energy metabolism cannot function properly. Furthermore, animal foods provide essential B-vitamins, especially B-12, not found in a plant-based diet.

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