nutrition

The Importance of DHEA and an Omega-3 Packed Recipe!

August 25, 2014

So I have a new motto. Keep calm, and eat more F I S H. Yes, hear me out now! Ok? You see, the Kiwi and I have chosen a lifestyle that throws us a lot of curveballs, meaning, one day everything is golden and the next all hell has broken loose. Hey, we get […]

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What We Eat to Maximize Recovery and Fight Oxidative Stress

August 13, 2014

  Before I jump into today’s post, I’m thinking I better explain what oxidative stress is. Maybe I’ve touched on this before? Hmmm.. I don’t remember, so let’s refresh just incase. And because I’m lazy, I’m going to give your word by word definition from Dr. Weil below. Oxidative stress is the total burden placed […]

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Why We Eat Resistant Starches for Gut Health

August 4, 2014

Okay, so the last time we talked about a Health and Wellness topic with gluten free living, we focused on what athletes should eat to perform (benefits of beets, etc). This time around I want to talk about the wellness of your gut flora and the benefits of resistant starch. Sounds exciting, I know! But […]

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Gluten Free Pre-Race Meal Ideas

July 25, 2014

I’ve been married to the kiwi for over 6 ½ years, which means I’ve made a lot of gluten free pre-race meals. Some have been at home, some have been in a fridgeless hotel room, and some have been at a home-stay house. Heck, I think I’ve even made pre-race meals in a camping tent! […]

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What the Heck is Sablefish and Why is it So Good for Us? Plus a Recipe!

July 16, 2014

If you follow me on instagram, you’ll see a lot of pictures of fish. Yes, we love our fish (SIZZLEFISH)! One of our favorite types of fish to eat is Sablefish. The funny thing is, not many people have heard of sablefish and often ask me about this delicious fish. So I’d thought I’d write […]

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Hydration and Race Day Tactics

July 7, 2014

Triathlon is a tricky sport. You can train perfectly and diligently, yet have a crummy race. Yes, I know this because as a Sherpa wife, I have witnessed MANY races. The good, the bad, the ugly. But after years of racing and a few trial and error “tactics,” I think it’s safe to say the kiwi […]

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Two Gut Health Supplements and Raspberry Probiotic Gelatin

June 23, 2014

A few weeks ago I wrote a guest post on Jill’s blog about my go-to “bonus” supplements for gut health. These are supplements that are extra nourishing to me for maintaining gut health, my gut health. Do I need them daily? Probably not, but I do enjoy rotating them in my diet and the kiwi’s […]

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Chronic Inflammation and Turmeric Ginger Lemonade

June 16, 2014

If there’s two things professional endurance athletes try their hardest to avoid, it’s Chronic inflammation and Chronic Fatigue. Unfortunately, I think most athletes (pro and recreational) have had their bouts of both from time to time. It’s like the plague! My husband suffered from chronic fatigue in 2009 from over training and under resting. Yep, […]

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5 Reasons Athletes Should Eat Fish and Mediterranean Baked Cod

June 9, 2014

Let’s talk fish. Exciting, yes? Actually, you’ll like where I’m going with this. How about we talk about the NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS of fish for athletes and fitness enthusiasts? Even better! You see, we love our fish! And it just so happens that we are FUELED by Sizzlefish! Sizzlefish helps the kiwi (aka husband) get in his […]

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Race Week Triathlon Tips and Repeating our Chances

May 28, 2014

I have to be honest, writing posts on pre race tips seems so repetitive to me, to us. I feel like we have been at this same place for years, racing triathlon. How many more will we keep pursuing it? But you know what? God only knows that, though there is one way to find out…. […]

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