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We are about a week away from a major holiday - Labor Day. This is generally a day off from work to rest and spend with the family.  The kids are out of school. Some travel, have family reunions, and the  most popular event for...

For many this is the second week of getting back into a routine and the kiddos back in school. As parents, in this situation, how are you adjusting? Still, a little crazy, huh. Even if you are past the stage of having school aged kids in...

Back to school for most parents and kiddos. As parents, we usually feel one of two ways about school starting back: Ready to push the kids out the door so they can have their life back during the day or Dread the structure, routine, homework and projects...

What is the Deal with all of these Low-Carb Diets, like Keto and Atkins? The Cons (Click here to read about the pros) Con #1 Turn to any number of blogs, FB posts, and forums, you will hear that extremely low diets help people with Diabetes, especially Type 2,...

What is the Deal with all of these Low-Carb Diets, like Keto and Atkins? The Pros Many people who try a super low-carb diets such as Keto or Atkins have success initially at losing weight or managing blood sugar levels.  The reason is, these diets involve a...

Does Eating Too Much Sweets and Junk Food Cause Diabetes? This is the real question. The short answer is NO. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are complex disorders, with causes that are not entirely understood. What we do know is that a combination of genes...

What exactly are Carbs? When you hear "carbohydrates," think "plant power". On a basic level, carbs are sugars (naturally found in vegetables, fruit and dairy) starches (naturally found in grains, legumes and some veggies) and fiber (plant roughage that your body doesn't digest) that plant foods...

5 Proven Benefits of BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) There are 20 different amino acids that make up the thousands of different proteins in the human body. Of the nine essential amino acids, three are the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs): leucine, isoleucine and valine. BCAAs are found in protein-rich...

Foods High In BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) BCAAs are found in foods and whole protein supplements such as whey protein. Getting BCAAs from complete protein sources is more beneficial, as they contain all the essential amino acids. Fortunately, BCAAs are abundantly found in many foods and whole...

5 Proven Benefits of BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) There are 20 different amino acids that make up the thousands of different proteins in the human body. Of the nine essential amino acids, three are the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs): leucine, isoleucine and valine. BCAAs are found in protein-rich...