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Why does WHAT we eat matter?

Can’t we just control our calories? Calories are a man-made measure of the energy contained in our food.  Our bodies have no idea what a calorie is, they manage energy through an intricate combination of hormones and energy production pathways. The biggest player in hormones for energy storage is insulin.  Insulin enables our bodies to …

Salt

Though it seems to go against much of the “limit salt” advice we hear these days, sufficient salt and other electrolytes are essential for our bodies to function well. When we are eating a higher carbohydrate diet our bodies hang on to water. To store 1g of carbohydrate as glycogen, 3g of water are needed …

How’s your iron?

Now that you’ve yawned involuntarily 😉Let’s talk IRON Deficiency! Exciting, I know.First let me say that I am not offering medical advice here, just giving a heads up about something that I just learned that I think more people (especially women) need to know about.It is absolutely possible to have an iron deficiency that is causing …