By Cate Reade, MS, RD, SFS ~ America is in bad shape. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), 60% of adults are living with one chronic disease and 40% have two or more (1). Astoundingly, 12% of adults are living with 5 or more chronic conditions (2) including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, […]
By Cate Reade, MS, RD, SFS ~ In a few short months, our world has turned upside down. Each day we find ourselves navigating an unfamiliar landscape filled with novel stressors that can throw us and our self-care routines out of balance. Our physical and mental resilience has never been more important as the life-threatening […]
By Cate Reade, MS, RD, SFS ~ For our immune system to function well, it needs to communicate with every cell in our whole body. Our circulatory system is the superhighway that transports immune cells, messages and responses throughout our body. Movement and exercise are key to boost circulation and optimize the crosstalk between cells […]
By Cate Reade, MS, RD, SFS ~ “A good laugh and long sleep are the two best cures for anything” – Irish Proverb Building a strong immune system is on everyone’s mind with the global emergence of the novel coronavirus. A concept to understand is that daily lifestyle choices can be the most powerful medicine […]
By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ When was the last time you paused to take a deep breath? With coronavirus on everyone’s minds, now is a great time to focus on diaphragmatic breathing because it’s free, easy to do and is a proven method to boost your immune system (1). Added bonuses: studies show it […]
By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ We all love our mobility because it offers us the freedom to live without limits. When we are young we can run, jump, climb, skip and move our body in all directions, freely and easily. As we grow older and more sedentary, our mobility begins to decline gradually.
By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ The start of the new year provides us time to pause and reflect on what went well and what we want to improve upon. Health is always at the top of my list for two reasons: first because I walk the talk as a nutritionist and exercise physiologist; secondly […]
By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ The holiday season can be a wonderful time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, but it can also be a source of much added stress. You may be fretting about any number of circumstances like: how to manage your weight or chronic condition like diabetes during all […]
By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Joints allow movement to happen. Imagine how far you would get walking down the street without ankles or knees. It would look like a lot Laurel & Hardy’s “March of the Wooden Soldiers!” If hips were out of the picture, we would look more like pogo sticks hopping up […]
By Cate Reade, MS, RD, SFS ~ Just like the three little pigs chose different materials to build their homes, every day we choose foods to build our permanent home, our body. Some choices are definitely better than others. Food is information that influences health from head to toe.
By Cate Reade, MS, RD, SFS ~ What you don’t know can hurt you. Learning your ACE score can completely change your life by unlocking greater health, vitality and joy. That’s what it did for me on my healing journey from chronic Lyme. My health and happiness meter rose to levels far beyond any other […]
By Cate Reade, MS, RD, SFS ~ The most powerful step to living healthier and happier begins with loving yourself completely. Thoughts and emotions affect gene expression for better or for worse. The mind and body act together as one every moment of every day to sense the environment and respond for survival. Positive, loving thoughts […]
Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Each one of us is as unique as our own fingerprint. We all have different experiences, perspectives, genes, and abilities which is why the “one-size-fits-all” approach to health doesn’t work, and never will. It’s also a major reason not to set another lofty New Year’s resolution only to feel like […]
~ By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Did you know that strength or resistance training is as effective as aerobic training to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic conditions? Resistance training doesn’t get the attention that aerobic activity like walking does, but it should and here’s why. As we age we lose […]
~ Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates We have been led to believe that good health can be found at the pharmacy or in the supplement aisle. When we experience aches and pains, fatigue or lack of sleep, we head to our doctor who […]