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The Skinny on Fats

2 Presentations at ASCEND BODY The Skinny on Fats Are you confused about which types of fats to eat or avoid and why? In this one hour class with nutrition consultant and holistic lifestyle coach Kanako Kobayashi, Learn which fats all about fats. – How they boost your metabolism – Help you lose weight –…

By superadmin September 27, 2012 | 

Nutrition / Recipes

4 Healthy Smoothies We Really Love

Whether you’re too busy to sit down for a full meal or simply needing a snack to tide you over, smoothies are a great way to nourish yourself without much fuss. The following selection of smoothie recipes comes from Vegetarian Times, via Yoga Journal. Be sure to select fresh organic ingredients when preparing any of…

By superadmin August 29, 2012 | 

Nutrition / Recipes

Moroccan Grilled Salmon

Here’s a healthy and delicious recipe from Melissa Joulwan’s  Well Fed, as shared by the author on It’s Paleo. This makes enough for about one-and-a-half pounds of salmon filets. Each four ounce serving has 25 grams of protein and about 233 calories. Marinade Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger or 1 1/2…

By superadmin August 17, 2012 | 

Nutrition

Eat Organic to Gain More Energy

A critical step toward better health is getting to know where and who your food comes from. Eating whole fresh food from a sustainable organic source will give you the energy needed to create change in your life. Healthy soil creates healthy plants, healthy plants feed and create healthy animals, healthy happy animals feed and…

By syoung July 3, 2012 | 

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Our first radio show!

Dalton and I were interviewed by Polina Smith of My Whole Body about the Ascend philosophy and what we’re about. Enjoy!   http://fccfreeradio.com/archive/body_previous_2012-02-07_12-58-06.mp3

By syoung July 3, 2012 | 

Nutrition

Weight Loss: A Different Perspective

As Sean Croxton mentions in his book, “The Dark Side of Fat Loss,” you don’t lose weight to get healthy…you get healthy to lose weight. This different view on weight loss goes beyond the whole “calories-in/ calories-out” approach (otherwise known as the law of thermodynamics). Note, however, the difference in weight loss versus fat loss….

By syoung July 3, 2012 | 

Nutrition

Go Organic: Consciousness in Food Choice

Ever since growing up as kids, we’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” Well, some of us turned into cheeseburgers and others of us started growing feathers from eating too much chicken. But seriously, folks. When I was studying for my Bachelor’s Degree at Cal State Hayward, one of my favorite classes…

By syoung July 3, 2012 | 

Tips

Is Your Digestive System Healthy?

Did you know that there’s a direct relationship between your digestive tract and your physical performance during exercise? There are other numerous benefits of a properly functioning digestive tract. These include proper absorption of vitamins and minerals, elimination and reduction of food intolerances, proper organ functionality, and an overall enhanced sense of well being. Here…

By syoung July 3, 2012 | 

Exercise & Fitness

Primal Movement Patterns

In everyday life, we perform very natural movement patterns…that is, unless you’re just lying on the couch all day. Our 6 primary movement patterns are exhibited and performed with little conscious effort. They are: Push, Pull, Bend, Squat, Lunge, Twist and Bend. In order to optimize these primal movement patterns and limit exposure to injury,…

By syoung July 3, 2012 | 

Nutrition

Get Your Fiber!

What is fiber, exactly how is it helpful, and how can I be sure I’m getting enough on a daily basis? These are questions that may have crossed your mind from time to time, whether at the doctor’s office or during your own assessment of your nutrition plan. An average amount of daily fiber equates…

By syoung July 3, 2012 | 

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