Feb. 25. 2017
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McKel Hill

McKel Hill

MS, RDN, LDN, Dietitian

Happy weekend everyone! I hope it’s off to a great start and you’re getting in your non-negotiables and maybe some self care and meal prep. If you’re looking for some reading, here’s the weekly recap of what articles I’ve been reading in the health and wellness news and some inspiration from the week so you can stay up to date, too. And if you see or read anything noteworthy from around the web, comment below so we can keep the discussion going !

What you Should Know in Wellness

What and when to eat if you’re a runner (or just really active!)

A cool first hand account of a study on any link between your gut health and autoimmune disease

How a new generation is taking over what organic farming “pioneers” started

If you have trouble going to sleep at night, you may want to change your lightbulbs

How to check the gut health of your child (also helpful for checking your own!)

Did you Know?

Even though lemons are quite acidic, they’re actually the opposite in the body, they’re alkalizing. Potential renal acid load (PRAL) is the measurement of how much any particular food will produce more ammonium (acid) when metabolized. For example fish, cheese, eggs, meat, and grains are acidic because they have a high/positive PRAL value; whereas veggies, fruits, and lemons are considered to be alkaline because they have a negative PRAL value. There is a lot more evidence needed regarding alkaline vs. acid diets, although we can say we all can benefit from eating more alkaline foods for our health!

Learn more about the benefits and nutrition of your favorite whole food ingredients in the NS Kitchen.

Try this Recipe

Whip up a big batch of these Fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes this weekend and enjoy all week long!

Move that Bod!

Try Hannah’s Hop overs/Elbow Ups with a friend from her no-equipment workout:

While one bud assumes a plank position and performs elbow ups, the other bud will hop over their legs until the partner has finished her elbow ups. Then switch. To perform an elbow up, start in plank position and lower down onto your elbows one at a time, then back up for a full plank position. To make this move easier, drop to your knees but keep your toes down so that your partner can continue her hop overs!

Repeat after Me

“Good things take time.” Find more mantras on the NS “Inspire” Pinterest board.

What to Listen to

“Waves” by Bayonne from the Winter Sweat It Out Playlist

Comment of the week

Marina said about the Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce recipe…

I just made this tonight and loooved the result of the sauce! I actually forgot to add the nutritional yeast so it doesn’t have that cheesy taste but it serves as a perfect white/bechamel sauce for pasta!

#nutritionstripped of the week

Anything new?

Anything you’ve seen lately you want to chat about? Share in the comments so we can nerd out on health and wellness together. Have a great weekend!

xx McKel