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  • Zero Waste Cooking: Eating the Whole Vegetable from Root to Stem

    Did you know that a vegetable plant has up to six parts that we can eat? Seeds, roots, stems, leaves, fruit, and flowers are all important parts of the vegetable plant, and each of them offers a variety of nutrients. Trends you may have heard of are farm-to-table and head-to-tail, and each of these emphasizes…

  • Let’s Talk Bioavailability and Why It’s Important

    Supplements can be a great way to fill nutrition gaps in your diet. But with all the nutrients a supplement can offer, how do you know if those nutrients are actually being used? This is where bioavailability comes in. So, let’s talk about what it is and why it’s important for your nutrition routine.  What…

  • How to Build a Healthy, Delicious, and Filling Salad

    Expanding your salad repertoire can help you eat salads throughout the year without getting salad fatigued. Use this list of ingredients as your cheat sheet to a healthy salad. Be bold and try new combinations, keeping the right balance of nutrients and calories for your nutrition plan. You might just find your new favorite salad…

  • Guide to Mindful (or Intuitive) Eating

    Have you ever felt guilty about your food choices, eaten when stressed, or stuffed yourself so full you feel sick? What about having an internal dialogue debating whether or not you deserve that portion of dessert? Yes, I have too, and these experiences are very common. A lot of these patterns around food start from…

  • Let’s Talk About Vitamin B & Why It’s Important

    Vitamin B doesn’t get enough love. While it is one of the most essential vitamins our body needs, many people don’t know the reasons why. So, let’s make up for lost time and talk about vitamin B and why it’s important for you to have in your diet. Why Are B Vitamins Important? There are…

  • Success and Paying It Forward: 3 Female Shaklee Execs & Their Stories

    Unlike many companies, Shaklee has always had a high number of women leaders. In honor of their accomplishments and International Women’s Day, we asked three of them about finding balance, getting everything done, and paving the way for other women moving up the corporate ladder. Q: To what do you attribute reaching your level of…

  • What Are Phytonutrients?

    Phytonutrients are bioactive micronutrients produced by plants. There are highly concentrated amounts in fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs. Plants make these bioactive nutrients to boost their natural resistance to viruses, bacteria, fungi, and even harmful UV rays. For instance, one group of phytonutrients called carotenoids is produced by plants for protection. The function of these…

  • Nutrients That Boost Energy Levels

    We can all use an energy boost from time to time. But while it’s tempting to reach for a cup of coffee for its caffeine, there are more ways to boost energy with proper nutrition. Here are some key nutrients (and supplements that have them) that can help boost your energy naturally. Carbohydrates Carbs from…

  • How to Make an Easy, RD-Approved Heart Healthy Lunch

    We’ve all been cooking more meals at home lately. And maybe the Pinterest-inspired home cooking novelty has worn off! If so, you’re not alone. Ever wonder if there is an easy formula for a healthy meal? There actually is! In honor of heart health month, I will be sharing all of my tricks to make…

  • How Vegans and Carnivores Can Both Benefit from Omega-3s

    Heart health is good for everyone, no matter your age, genetics, or lifestyle. And one critical topic is eating for your heart’s health. There are many nutrients that your ticker needs, but one nutrient is absolutely essential. And it is also essential for more than just your heart. This nutrient is omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3…

  • How to Show Yourself Love When You’re Away from Loved Ones

    Whenever Valentine’s Day comes around, some people love it and others treat it as “singles awareness day.” But the fact is that this time around a lot of people will be staying home by themselves and away from loved ones. While you may not be able to go out or spend time with the people…

  • Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

    Just as we’re settling into our healthier New Year’s resolutions, Valentine’s Day sneaks up, tempting us away from our goals with sugary, decadent desserts. But a little sweetness won’t completely set you off track; it’s all about incorporating some healthier options like fruit and dates and portion control. Here are a few ideas for a…