At every talk I do about nutrition, I bring up our major nutrients in some way to educate or reinforce their purpose. After I have people name the major nutrients (and have to tell them vitamins are NOT one of them), I ask which one is our most important when it comes to energy. The entire audience always seems to yell “PROTEIN” when I ask this. And are shocked when I tell them it’s carbs. Thanks to the media, personal trainers, athletes, and diets like Atkins and Paleo, way too much emphasis has been put on protein as THE single nutrient you need in life. The truth is, while proteins serves a purpose, it’s not the end all be all when it comes to the type of food we should be eating. As part of my National Nutrition Month series about our key nutrients, today I’ll be dishing about the power of protein and what it REALLY does for us.
As a yogi and holistic health practitioner, I have become fascinated with the role essential oils can play in our health and well-being. Mr E knows I can’t go to sleep at night without my diffuser running. And whenever I get sick, the I turn to the oils before I go to the medicine cabinet. Which is why I’m thrilled to start a new guest post series on Nutrition Nuptials from essential oils expert, Lauren Clyne. Today she’s talking about all about how to battle flu season with essential oils.
You may have heard that this flu season has been one of the worst. Not only that, but the flu vaccine effectiveness is being reported at somewhere between 10% and 30%. That hardly gives me warm and fuzzy feelings, but have no fear, that doesn’t mean we have to suffer as we have safe and effective alternatives at our fingertips.
Wow. January is, like, over. Done. Bye Bye! One Bombcyclone, several below 10 degree days, a few podcast episodes in the can, and many nights of staying in to Netflix ‘N Chill with Mr E helped pass the cold days. For the final addition in my NEW-trition Goals for the New Year series, I wanted to address something that is definitely becoming as much of a food trend as it is a health and environmental matter. As I wrote about in my FNCE recap, plant-based protein is where it’s at this year. So, without further ado, I present to you NEW-trition Goal for the New Year #4: LEAN OUT THE MEAT