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Superhuman energy. A fog-free brain. Effortless weight loss. These are just a few promises of the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic lifestyle—the nutrition craze that’s got everyone from Vanessa Hudgens to Amanda Chantal Bacon taking notice. Sounds like a dream, right? Not necessarily. Sticking to this diet, which helps your body burn fat for fuel through a process called ketosis, can be a lot harder and less fun than it sounds. (It’s not all guacamole and almond butter, after all—you’ve also got to cut out virtually all grains, starchy veggies, alcohol, and sugar. Ugh.) “It takes a few days to get into ketosis and you have to be...

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Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when losing weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists. During these stressful periods, aging bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain muscle mass and strength, bone health and other essential physiological functions. Even healthy seniors need more protein than when they were younger to help preserve muscle mass, experts suggest. Yet up to one-third of older adults don’t eat an adequate amount due to reduced appetite, dental issues, impaired taste, swallowing problems and limited financial resources. Combined...

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After all these years, this is still my "Go to" smoothie. The only change I made is with the protein blend I now use.  I custom blended my protein for more Energy and Focus so that I can tackle the day. Ingredients: 1/2 cup spinach1/2 cup mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)1/2 banana1 cup coconut milk1 TBS CUSTOM BLEND PROTEIN  1/2 tsp. WHOLE BODY Cleanse (for extra fiber)1/2 tsp. Super Greens (for extra nutrients and vitamins) Blend and enjoy! 

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Satisfying, nutrient-rich, and naturally sweet! A healthy, plant-based breakfast or snack. Serves: 1-2 Ingredients 1 heaping cup (160 g) organic frozen mixed berries 1 (100 g) small ripe banana, sliced and frozen 2-3 Tbsp (30-45 ml) light coconut or almond milk, plus more as needed 1 scoop or 1 Tbs. RGO Organic Protein - Vanilla TOPPINGS 1 Tbsp (5 g) shredded unsweetened coconut (desiccated) 1 Tbsp (12 g) chia seeds 1 Tbsp (10 g) hemp seeds optional: Granola optional: Fruit Instructions Add frozen berries and banana to a blender and blend on low until small bits remain. Add a bit...

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The need of good gut health is talked about everywhere, but knowing what is regular isn’t so clear—especially since don’t like discussing the subject of what happens in the bathroom. Asking a friend if it’s “normal” to have stool that is soft or hard is not something that is talked about.  Really what happens is that most people just keep it to themselves. Doctors such as gastroenterologist probably have seen it all when it comes to digestion, stool and everything that comes from the gut.  There really is no dumb question. What is normal anyways?   1. Regular discomfort after meals...

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