The term “biomarkers” is a shortened term for biological markers. Biomarkers are a broad category of medical signs that provide an objective measure -accurate and reproducible – of a person’s medical state [1]. While there are different ways to get biomarkers, the most common method is blood draws. While we don’t entirely know all the […]

March 19, 2022

Sports nutrition is no longer about giving the football team more Gatorade or precisely prescribed macro ratios to be the leanest athlete around. Sports nutrition is being redefined within the industry and society. The more I coach people at all levels, ages, and skills, I have begun to hone my skills as a registered dietitian […]

March 16, 2022

Recreation sports and activities provide many benefits such as physiological functioning and health, social interactions, and mental health. The 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 19.3% of the US population engaged in sports or exercise each day in 2019 for at least half an hour. That equates to 63 million active people. However, there […]

March 1, 2022

Who doesn’t love caffeine, right? ☕ Caffeine is the most widely studied and used drug on the planet. It is naturally occurring in a variety of plants such as coffee, tea, and cocoa. Over 90% of U.S. adults consume caffeine on an average of 200mg/day (Fulgoni, Keast et al. 2015) . In recent years, it […]

January 25, 2022

Dietary supplements are products that are used to supplements nutrients that we may not get in our daily diet. The industry is filled with hundreds of supplement types and brands with several potential claims and benefits. However, the supplement industry is not tightly regulated in some regards, increasing the chances of having a product that […]

January 18, 2022

May 4 was the day I decided to run a 50k. Why? I am not entirely sure. Maybe I wanted a new challenge or prove others wrong or simply just see if I could do it. When I first was looking for races I knew I wanted to simply finish, with no time goal in […]

January 4, 2022

You know those mornings when you’ve been on track all week, so you decide to step on the scale! But you’re up 1…2…maybe 5lbs overnight! WTF!  If you have experienced this, you know that it can feel confusing and demeaning. Especially if you are trying to lose weight. Good news is that you DID NOT […]

March 22, 2021

Whether by choice or due to circumstance, working out at home may provide some challenges. Personally I am not a fan of working out from home. However, there are key steps you can take to set yourself up for success. 1)     Find a space! Working out at home may sound easy but there if […]

March 22, 2021

The fitness and dieting industry thrive on your insecurities, and have managed to figure out how to keep you coming back for more (hence more money for them). But before you purchase your next groundbreaking shake or start the next fad diet, take these 3 things into consideration first! 1)     Are you prepared […]

March 22, 2021