In the last post I discussed everything carbohydrate. Now, we’re onto the next…. MACRONUTRIENT #2: Protein Proteins are made out of amino acids, which are simple organic compounds that combine to form hormones, enzymes and neurotransmitters (brain chemicals). They’re essential to life and aid in … [Read more...] about Part 3 of the MACRO-trio Plan: Healthy Fats & Proteins
When anxiety is running high, meditation can feel impossible. Thankfully, meditation isn't the only method for reducing stress and reclaiming your calm. Here are some alternatives to meditation you can learn in our Philadelphia office. You’ve heard it before. Meditation is the next big thing. … [Read more...] about Can’t Meditate? Try These Other 5 Stress Busters
This is part 2 in our series about the MACRO-trio lifestyle diet plan, brought to you by Philadelphia nutritionist Olivia Neely, RDN, LD. See part 1 in our series offering a whole-food alternative to Philadelphia weight loss! In Part 1 of this series, I introduced my lifestyle diet plan that can … [Read more...] about Part 2 of the MACRO-trio Plan: Bad, Good & Best Carbohydrates
By Olivia Neely, RDN, LD Plenty of weight loss programs in Philadelphia center on severe calorie restriction, appetite suppression through medications, and exercising 'til you drop. Introducing the MACRO-trio plan: a baseline diet that can benefit everyone, and the best part is you might need to … [Read more...] about Part 1: Finally! A simple diet plan that can benefit everyone!
If you’re anything like me you may sometimes think you are somehow immune to cold and flu season. You know the whole train of thought that goes something like this – I eat well, I take my supplements, I exercise… I won’t catch anything. Serves me right. I caught a cold. As the @letsgetrealrd I am … [Read more...] about It Happened. I’m Sick. Now What?
I never thought of myself as an athlete. Running makes me feel like my body is decaying one step at a time and I never participated in sports (hate competition). It might surprise people then that last month I participated in my own personal 30-day Bikram Yoga Challenge. I spent roughly the … [Read more...] about Why I Hate the Heat, but Did a 30-Day Bikram Challenge
Not sure if you should avoid gluten? The Moday Center, which offers gluten sensitivity testing in Philadelphia, weighs in with the two best ways to find out. You can do one of these tests for gluten sensitivity at home - though we recommend consulting a nutrition professional. So, you've seen … [Read more...] about Should I Avoid Gluten? 2 Best Tests for Gluten Sensitivity.
Have you gone to your doctor with digestive or other symptoms, only to be given a prescription for drugs and no answers? If you’re one of the many people who think they may have a gluten sensitivity but are simply told that “your celiac testing was negative” –read on. Celiac disease is a … [Read more...] about Why Is Your Doctor Missing Your Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?