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Fats: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

In our 30 day fitness and nutrition challenge we’ve been talking about good fats and bad fats. The subject always seems like to be such a hot topic! Because of the 80s low-fat scare, some of that old information around saturated fats being bad for the body still haunts us. Also, recent studies have claimed that “good…

By ascendbody October 6, 2017 | 

Exercise & Fitness / FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Personal Training / Tips

Replacing Foods that Cause Inflammation with Inflammation-Fighting Foods

Your immune system is a very complex network of cells, tissues and organs. All these components work together to help protect your body and fight off foreign invaders, such as germs, bacteria, viruses and parasites. The problem? It’s not just germs and parasites that put health at risk. Sometimes it’s our food choices that initiate…

By ascendbody October 3, 2017 | 

food / Nutrition / Recipes

Chicken Hash with Butternut Squash and Kale

Here’s a new way to serve up nutritious veggies with protein-packed chicken. It’s tender, flavorful and simple to make. Basically a perfect meal! This dish is great for meal prep, as it holds up well for several days in the fridge and can be easily packed in Tupperware to eat on-the-go. Enjoy! Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com Servings:…

By ascendbody September 15, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Recipes

Summer Recipe – Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa tabbouleh is a delicious vegetarian side dish that features the seeds that pack an extra protein punch, which is a great break from meat when it’s hot out! The finely chopped parsley and mint, plus fresh vegetables, can be really refreshing on hot days. Health Benefits of Quinoa Quinoa is a plant native to parts…

By ascendbody September 4, 2017 | 

Announcements / Exercise & Fitness / FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Personal Training

It’s Transformation Time! Act Now and Save!

Hey there!! Are you tired of fitness challenges that leave you overwhelmed, uninspired, and right back at square one? Most people are and we are, too! When you dedicate your time and energy to a program, you deserve to come out feeling uplifted, inspired, and ready to take on the world. That’s why we created…

By ascendbody August 31, 2017 | 

Nutrition

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds

There are many foods out there claiming to be ‘super’, yet not all of them have the goods required to back up such claims. Chia seeds, on the other hand, really are as beneficial, diverse and delicious as people praise them for being. The chia seed is most commonly harvested from the ‘salvia hispanica’ plant,…

By ascendbody July 19, 2017 | 

Nutrition

Top Five Paleo Restaurants in San Francisco

We see the benefits of a Paleo diet on a daily basis with our clients and ourselves (learn more about Paleo with our post 15 Health Benefits of the Paleo Diet According to Science), but having a dietary restriction can sometimes create a struggle. Luckily we live in a progressive food city and there are…

By ascendbody July 10, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

Our 3 Favorite 4th of July Recipes!

Happy Independence Day! We love our holidays, especially those that involve cookouts with our beloved friends and family. Which is why we work hard to never let any dietary restrictions get in the way of our feasting fun. We’ve made a list of our top 3 favorite 4th of July inspired Paleo recipes. Enjoy, be…

By ascendbody July 4, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Tips

Genetics – How They Should Shape Your Diet

Homo sapiens have evolved over millions of years to bring us to where we are today, upright, fairly intelligent and increasingly aware of our bodies and how to best look after them. As with all organisms, our evolution is written into our genome. A genome being the complete set of genetic instructions of any organism,…

By ascendbody June 13, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

Paleo Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

INGREDIENTS 4 medium sweet potatoes 1 tbsp cooking oil of choice (we like avocado oil!) ½ small onion, diced 1 lb 80-85 % lean ground beef ½ cup diced tomatoes (from a can, no salt added) ½ tsp fine grain sea salt ½ – 1 tsp chipotle chili pepper (I used ¾ tsp) 1 tsp…

By ascendbody May 31, 2017 | 

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