Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Can you THRIVE without supplements?

Many may be hearing about a popular new lifestyle regimen called THRIVE by Le-Vel. This is a 3-step system taken daily for 8-weeks that claims to support mental clarity, increase energy levels, support digestion, and aid in weight loss through a combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and plant extracts. The 3-step system includes a daily vitamin/probiotic supplementation, a protein shake, and a patch worn on the arm. Though improving your lifestyle in three simple steps sounds promising, there Read more [...]

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

So(y) confusing!

One second, we are told to avoid soy because it causes cancer.  The next, we should eat it because it prevents cancer.  So, what is the truth? Should we eat soy or avoid it? The confusion with soy is that its relationship to cancer has been conflicting.  Soy contains isoflavones that are similar to estrogen, which was expected to increase certain cancers, especially breast.   An earlier research studies suggested an isoflavone in soy increased growth of estrogen receptor Read more [...]

Monday, April 29, 2019

Gluten: Friend, Foe or Fad?

While keto, plant-based and counting macros have taken the “diet” spotlight, dietitians are probably always going to get the question “Should I be gluten free?” and while it may seem like a simple question, the answer can actually be a little bit more complicated.  It can actually be all of the above!! A gluten-free diet is not a weight loss diet…period.   A large percentage of people are going to tolerate gluten just fine and don’t need to pursue a gluten-free Read more [...]