WHY “WHOLE” GRAINS MIGHT NOT BE AS HEALTHY FOR YOU AS YOU THINK: INTRODUCTION

WHOLE GRAINS: WHAT WE’VE BEEN TOLD Remember when we thought that eating fat made you fat?  Turns out most people eliminated essential and necessary fat from their diet and turned to carbohydrates (grains and starches) to meet their dietary needs. The pasta industry loved it.  How did that work out – people got FATTER, diabetes …

WHY “WHOLE” GRAINS MIGHT NOT BE AS HEALTHY FOR YOU AS YOU THINK: PART 2 – IT’S AS SIMPLE AS SUGAR

Today we are continuing a series called “Why ‘Whole’ Grains Might Not Be As Healthy For You As You Think”.  In our first post of this series, we discussed the many negative health effects that eating a diet high in grains and starches has had on many Americans.  I shared my own journey of battling severe health …

SNACK ATTACK! THE BEST HEALTHY SNACKS FOR WORK, AT HOME, OR ON THE GO

If you’re like most people, you make a plan to eat better!  Breakfast begins the day just great with a nice green protein shake filled with spinach, protein powder, berries and Coconut oil.  Lunch is a green salad with organic chicken, kale, chopped egg, veggies, and olive oil with balsamic vinegar dressing.  And dinner will …

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 …

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