Should You Eat McDonalds New Whole Grain Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffin?

McDonalds has done it again. I guess I can’t be too annoyed because they’re always giving me great content to write about! This time their latest radio ad is all about their new banana chocolate chunk muffin. Made with REAL bananas and a whopping 8 grams of whole grains. Perfect with that morning coffee, or … More Should You Eat McDonalds New Whole Grain Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffin?

Don’t Get Too Excited About McDonald’s New High Protein Smoothies

If you haven’t already been bombarded with the advertising for McDonald’s new high protein smoothies here’s your official PSA: McDonald’s a new line of smoothies from their McCafe menu that have 18-20 grams of protein and ONE WHOLE serving of fruit. Yup, you read that right! Not only are these smoothies high in protein, they … More Don’t Get Too Excited About McDonald’s New High Protein Smoothies

The Truth About Sugar

We’re born with an innate preference for the taste of sweet foods. Right from birth our brains know that things that taste sweet contain energy, so we are prone to choose sweet-tasting foods over others in order to survive. In the food-scarce environment our ancestors lived in, people needed these instincts to stay alive. In … More The Truth About Sugar

Fruits and Vegetables….What’s So Great About Them Anyway?

“Eat more fruits and vegetables” OMG Steph we know! If there’s one piece of nutrition advice that just about everyone can agree on, regardless of the dietary paradigm you follow (unless you’re a breathatarian, but that’s a whole other thing…) is that fruits and vegetables are good and we should eat more of them. But … More Fruits and Vegetables….What’s So Great About Them Anyway?

Ask the Dietitian: How Much Protein Do I Really Need To Eat?

There are very few foods we eat these days that haven’t been idolized or crucified by one group or anther for it’s supposed disease-causing, or disease-curing properties. Everything from fats and carbs, to the minerals in water, or hidden toxins in food packaging have all been blamed for our health issues. It’s particularly confusing and … More Ask the Dietitian: How Much Protein Do I Really Need To Eat?

Have You Been Diagnosed With a Fake Health Condition?

Alternative medicine and nutrition therapies have been gaining significant popularity in recent years. Maybe it’s the internet making these things so readily available, or maybe it’s our increasing obsession with finding the fountain of youth and optimal health, but people are turning to unconventional medicine more than ever. Obviously as a Dietitian and Personal Trainer … More Have You Been Diagnosed With a Fake Health Condition?

How to Brew Your Own Homemade Kombucha Tea (and why you’d even want to)

Why Kombucha? The gut microbiome appears to be the next frontier in our understanding of human physiology. As we dive deeper into the world of genetics and health we can further our appreciation of how much our microbiome contributes to making us who we are. There are billions upon billions of microbes living inside our … More How to Brew Your Own Homemade Kombucha Tea (and why you’d even want to)