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Energy Yielding Nutrients/Carbohydrate, Fat, Protein (The Substrates)

Posted by Monica Monedero on April 1, 2017 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (4)

Are you a nutrition student? We are seeking input for a nutrition app still in the developmental stages.  If you have particular needs to be served for your education in nutrition that would make your process easier, please go to the Contact Us button and send us a message that would help to improve access and simplify information about nutrition. If you would like to be made aware when the App is available in the App Store, please provide your email and the type of device delivery...

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One thing to build a stronger immune system

Posted by Monica Monedero on March 9, 2017 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

What is one thing that helps build a stronger immune system?

1. Move, or better said, move your lymph fluid! The lymphatic system is activated by deep, diaphragmatic breathing--in addition to water--the best way to activate the lymph system movement is with deep breath. Moderate exercise can help to improve and exercise your lungs while simultaneously activating your body's natural filtration system. Don't overdo it by running a marathon, expe...

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Alcohol in the Body

Posted by Monica Monedero on November 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This article provides information on how drinking alcohol affects the body and dieting. The book Understanding Nutrition, eleventh edition, was used as a source for this information.

 

 

When alcohol enters the body, unlike food, the body does not require time to digest it. Alcohol is quickly absorbed across the wall of an empty stomach, reaching the brain within a few minutes. This explains why we all know we should consume food be...

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A year with Laura! (scroll down for other news)

Posted by Monica Monedero on October 12, 2013 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A little over a year ago, my client, Laura Meidinger, contacted me about fitness training.  She is 51 years old, 5'2, and a year ago, weighed about 190 lbs.  She had just quit smoking a few weeks before, and decided it was time to change her life.  She wanted me to help.



 

Laura had never really focused on exercis...

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Terry's Transformation

Posted by Monica Monedero on September 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (3)

Terry on a search and rescue mission before weight loss

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Kris' Story; The Key to success!

Posted by Monica Monedero on February 22, 2012 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

 

 

 

The new and improved Kris above!

Kris has been my client since last November.  She started just before the holidays.  What a time to start in with a personal trainer!  She was determined to lose weight, and deci...

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Mental Skills for a Better Body

Posted by Monica Monedero on January 7, 2012 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Doing some mental and emotional exercise before you start an exercise program will help to insure success with your exercise program. It can be as simple as committing to reading something inspirational everyday then trying to acquire a deeper understanding of your weaknesses and strengths.

 

For a deeper understanding of what may or may not be holding you back, it is a good idea to pay attention to your body. Being physically fit depends on listening to your body, and someti...

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Moods and emotional well being; why exercise can help!

Posted by Monica Monedero on July 6, 2011 at 11:53 PM Comments comments (2)

I believe most people know that regular exercise will improve their mood.  As a personal trainer, this is something I strongly believe!  However, I also believe that getting outside and experiencing nature can also create many of these positive effects.

 

A good example of this is related to my son, Antonio. When he was about 6 months old, I started jogging and rollerblading with him (in a stroller jogger) on the American River Bike Trail in the evening...

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Raw Foods/And Warm Foods

Posted by Monica Monedero on June 13, 2011 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Recently I was chatting with a friend who was eating a raw diet to help cure a parasite he believed he had acquired while he was in Mexico. Because of the affects of his illness, he has been extremely motivated to rid himself of the parasite, and was advised to begin eating a raw diet.  Just one of the side affects has been weight loss.


Once he began this type of eating, the weight began to peal off of him! I mostly advocate a plant-based diet with an emph...

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Alchohol in the body

Posted by Monica Monedero on February 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (4)

 

This article provides information on how drinking alcohol affects the body and dieting. The book Understanding Nutrition, eleventh edition, was used as a source for this information.

 

 When alcohol enters the body, unlike food, the body does not require time to digest it. Alcohol is quickly absorbed across the wall of an empty stomach, reaching the brain within a few minutes. This explains why we all know we should consume food befo...

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Teaching Doctors About Nutrition

Posted by Monica Monedero on January 25, 2011 at 10:02 PM Comments comments (0)

From the New York Times, Sept 19, 2010

 

Teaching Doctors About Nutrition and Diet

By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D.

 

More Doctor and Patient Columns“Should I take vitamins?”

“What do you think of this diet?”

“Is yogurt good for me or not?”

Each and every time someone posed such a query, I became immediately cognizant of one thing: the big blank space in my brain. After ...

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Fly Fishing? Exercise from an unlikely source!

Posted by Monica Monedero on January 20, 2011 at 2:17 PM Comments comments (0)

By Frank Siefert

Owner of Off the Hook Fly Shop (offthehookflyshop.com)


The ways we can get exercise without even trying is amazing. Sometimes a fun hobby can lead to a great form of exercise. I started fly fishing several years ago and I fly fish out of a float tube. Not only am I having a blast doing it, but it is a fun and exciting way to get some exercise.


A float t...

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"About The Soil" by Lee Duncan

Posted by Monica Monedero on December 1, 2010 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever wondered what is required to become a Certified Organic Grower?  And, why should you eat organic?  It is not just to avoid unhealthy chemicals!

The following article was written by my mother, Lee Duncan.  She and her husband, David Duncan, spent many years as certified organic growers of apples, as well as producing many other nuts, herbs, range free chickens, and vegetables.  She has a degree in Agricultural Pub...

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Do Marathons Hurt Your Knees?

Posted by Monica Monedero on October 13, 2010 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Below is an article about bone/knee health and running.  The article concludes with the idea that the knee adapts to the conditions imposed.  There is a possibility your knees could get stronger. Most of the runners studied, showed more cartilage than sedantary people.  Whether it was growth or simply bone preservation is still unclear.

 

In kinesiology, we learn that when you give impact (or loading)  to your bones, the bone will remodel it...

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Blueberries

Posted by Monica Monedero on October 7, 2010 at 4:32 PM Comments comments (0)

Blueberries are rich in Vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene as well as rich in the minerals potassium, manganese, magnesium. They are very high in fiber and low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. But this is just the tip of the nutritional iceberg, for recent studies tell us that of all fresh fruits and vegetables, blueberries provide the most health-protecting antioxidants, those valuable elements which prevent cancer-causing cell damage and may limit the changes wrought by age related...

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Eat Walnuts!

Posted by Monica Monedero on October 7, 2010 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Walnuts...one more reason to eat them!

 

(From AOLHealth.com)

 

Incorporating walnuts into your diet may help you handle stress better, new research suggests.

Walnuts and walnut oil help reduce blood pressure during stressful situations because of the omega-3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatory compounds they contain, according to a study by a team of scientists at Penn State University.

Researchers looked at 22 healthy adult participants who had hi...

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BMI calculator...link

Posted by Monica Monedero on September 18, 2010 at 7:48 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a good link to calculate your BMI.  What I like about this calculator is that it does not just take your weight and height, but also includes your waist size which is an excellent indicator for health risk.

 

Click on the link below and fill in the information requested to receive your BMI and Waist to height ratio.

 

http://home.fuse.net/clymer/bmi/

 

Standards for BMI are the follo...

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Menopausal Weight Gain: Is it Really Inevitable?

Posted by Monica Monedero on September 18, 2010 at 5:26 PM Comments comments (0)

Excerpts from American College of Sports medicine CEU training;

 

Menopause is a transition period in many aspects.  It is associated by many women with an undesirable change in body composition, as well as a redistribution of fat from the periphery to the center (particularly abdominal fat which is considered the most unhealthy); In general, body composition shifts include greater fat mass and less lean tissue for postmenopausal women. 

 

Menopaus...

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