Friday, October 31, 2014

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.'s Posts

To Blend or To Juice

I recently opened a smoothie bar and some have asked me what the difference is between blending and juicing. Blended fruits are usually sold as smoothies and are made by blending the entire piece of fruit including the skin. They contain all of the fiber of the fruit. Juicing is a process that extracts water and nutrients from the produce and... Read moreChevron

Roll Your Way to Improved Performance and Post-Exercise Recovery

Foam rollers can be a valuable piece of equipment in an exercise program. Rollers can be used on many different parts of the body and can have positive effects not only on different injuries but some believe they can also improve sports performance. Foam rollers are used to mimic a soft tissue massage when they are used on the different parts... Read moreChevron

Reflux Friendly Cooking: Walnut Dainties

Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature that will be full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I’ll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I’ll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe... Read moreChevron

Can Glucosamine and Chondroitin Make a Difference?

What are they?

Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are two popular ingredients present in dietary supplements intended to support joint health for athletes and non-athletes alike. Glucosamine is a sugar that is naturally produced in humans. Chondroitin sulfate is found in our cartilage. It helps our cartilage absorb... Read moreChevron

GERD and Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies and GERD

 

While many think of seasonal allergies happening in the spring along with blooming flowers, fall can also be a difficult time for those who are allergic. Ragweed, dust, mold, mildew, and the removal of fall crops are just some of the possible fall triggers for... Read moreChevron