WHY “WHOLE GRAINS” MAY NOT BE AS HEALTHY FOR YOU AS YOU THINK | PART 3: UNDERSTANDING THE GLYCEMIC LOAD

Our grain series continues today with our discussion of the Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, and what this all means in relationship to grain consumption.  Before jumping into today’s article, you may want to read our series introductory post Why Whole Grains May Not Be As Healthy For You As You Think and Part 2: It’s As Simple As …

WHY WHOLE GRAINS MAY NOT BE AS HEALTHY FOR YOU AS YOU THINK – PART 4: THE ANTINUTRIENTS IN WHOLE GRAINS

Welcome to our series entitled “Why Whole Grains Might Not Be As Healthy For You As You Think”.  If you are just joining us, check out our introductory post Why Whole Grains May Not Be As Healthy For You As You Think, Part 2: It’s As Simple As Sugar, and Part 3: Understanding the Glycemic Load. If you …

NOT JUST A “GUT” FEELING: GUEST POST BY CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH CYNTHIA HENRICH

I’ve invited Cynthia Henrich, my IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) Health Coach to be a guest on our Exercise Coach Blog. Cynthia specializes in GI Health and wrote a very creative piece to give you a glimpse inside the inner workings of your intestines. I hope you are enlightened and informed. Gerianne Cygan BY: CYNTHIA …

WHY WHOLE GRAINS MAY NOT BE AS HEALTHY FOR YOU AS YOU THINK, PART 5: LECTINS

Welcome to our series entitled “Why Whole Grains Might Not Be As Healthy For You As You Think”.  If you are just joining us, check out our introductory post Why Whole Grains May Not Be As Healthy For You As You Think, then also Part 2: It’s As Simple As Sugar, Part 3: Understanding the Glycemic Load, and Part …

WHY “WHOLE GRAINS” MAY NOT BE AS HEALTHY FOR YOU AS YOU THINK, PART 6: GLUTEN

The grain series is coming to and end!  Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read each post and hopefully, benefit from the lessons taught. If you are just joining us, check out our introductory post Why Whole Grains May Not Be As Healthy For You As You Think, then also Part 2: It’s As …

THE TRUTH ABOUT CHOLESTEROL: WHERE DID WE GO WRONG?

We at The Exercise Coach® pride ourselves on empowering our members to make informed decisions about their health. We aim to provide direction, information, and support so you can feel comfortable and confident making these important decisions. The ensuing blog posts will describe how our nation was led down an erroneous nutritional path based on …

HIGH CHOLESTEROL VS. LOW CHOLESTEROL

Every day, we are bombarded by messages from our doctors, from billion dollar ad and marketing campaigns, from our government creating guidelines and recommendations, and from the myriad of food items (cheerios, pancake mix, even cookies) that claim to be “heart healthy” and “cholesterol free.” It’s us versus the industry—David versus Goliath. Luckily, we have …