Water—Why You Need to Drink More

Water—Why You Need to Drink More

by Susannah Wollman Everyone says you need to drink more water. Water is called an essential nutrient because our need for it surpasses our body’s ability to produce it. But you drink coffee, tea, and the occasional soda, so why is water so important? There are quite...
Protein is King

Protein is King

by Susannah Wollman Most health professionals agree that an adequate intake of protein is important for good health. But what is an adequate amount? And what happens if you miss that goal? How much protein should I eat? Most people in developed countries get enough...
What Does it Really Take to Lose Weight?

What Does it Really Take to Lose Weight?

by Susannah Wollman He only gained 3 pounds one year. That hardly matters at all! The problem is, it’s now ten years down the line and he’s gone from a healthy 170 pounds to a fluffier 200 pounds—3 pounds at a time. Does that sound like you? If so, you are among the...
Food & Nutrition: Whole Foods vs. Processed Foods

Food & Nutrition: Whole Foods vs. Processed Foods

by Susannah Wollman Should you be more aware of the nutrition in your food? Have you ever read Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984? If you have, you are familiar with the term “doublethink.” Doublethink is the ability to simultaneously hold two contradictory thoughts in...
How to Love Your Gut

How to Love Your Gut

by Susannah Wollman What in the world is gut health? Isn’t “gut” just a slang word, after all? Actually, gut health is an extremely important part of your overall health, both mental and physical. The term refers to the balance of the microorganisms that inhabit your...
Fad Diets vs. Healthy Eating Plans

Fad Diets vs. Healthy Eating Plans

by Susannah Wollman Part 2: Start Eating Healthy How to eat healthy and lose weight In Part 1 we looked at yo-yo dieting and the rebound weight syndrome. Now we are going to talk about fad diets and healthy eating plans designed to help you lose weight and keep it...