“What’s up with protein powder? What is it? Who needs it?” I’m glad you asked! Protein powder is a growing fad and many people are jumping on the bandwagon. We’ll tell you all about what it is and who needs it in their diet. Protein powder is a powdery mix that turns into a drink…

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Sugar. It’s addictive and something we all need to consume less. It’s the worst added ingredient that can contribute to a variety of health problems. Sugar is often hidden in the food and drinks we eat and drink – including some items we think are healthy. It’s important for you to know what sneaky other…

Quinoa is a rising popular food that still baffles many people. What is it, how is it good for you, what recipes can you make with it? Welcome to Quinoa 101: Your new go-to guide for everything quinoa.   What is it? Quinoa is a grain crop grown for its edible seeds in the Andes…

Water is essential to living and wellness. However, some people have a hard time getting the recommended amount of water per day (which varies for everyone based on body type but the average adult needs 60 – 100 ounces of water daily). Whatever the reason you have for not getting enough water – don’t like…

One of the biggest concerns we hear from patients is, “I don’t have enough time to eat healthy.” Eating healthy is a lifestyle change and meal prep is one of the things to make your journey easier. Planning and dedication are key when it comes to meal prep. It takes three weeks to form a…

Many people think eating healthy is sticking and that it won’t fit within their budget. Well, I’m here to bust this myth. It’s definitely possible to be budget conscience and find food that will fit your diet. Have you started with the source aka where you shop? A vegetable is a vegetable whether you shop…

Single food diets really work. Companies love to hype up juice diets and weight loss programs that force you to eat only one food or one type of food for a certain amount of time. Truthfully, most of these regimens, especially if they are exaggerated or not completed correctly, can actually end up being less…

It’s difficult to continually eat healthy when you miss some of your favorite meals or snacks but here are some ways you may not have to miss out on taste and go easy on the waistline. Zucchini Fries Cut 4-5 small/medium zucchini into strips and place on a baking sheet after you place aluminum foil…

Dr. Christy Kirkendol Watson

The kids that we are seeing coming in are bigger for sure than they were 10 years ago and their composition has completely changed. Kids are carrying significantly more percent body fat and less skeletal muscle mass than they should be because they are not eating a protein based diet. And kids are no different…

You hear the term “organic” used often but what does it really mean? Dr. Christy breaks down this trend. — Another trend that we see out there is the organic trend. Products are being labeled as organic. It draws people to it just by saying that it’s organic but does anyone really know what organic…

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