Cate Reade

Breathing to Boost Immunity, Balance & Stress Resilience

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 […]

Mobility & Mitochondria: An Intimate Connection

 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.  

Better Health Begins with “Why?”

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 […]

Gratitude: The Gift of Being Present

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 […]

Ankle Mobility: Improve the Way You Move

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 […]

Restore Your Health: Nutrients In & Toxins Out

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.

Restore Your Health: What’s Your ACE Score?

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 […]

Restore Your Health: Love Thy Self

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 […]

Restore Your Health: A Lifestyle Prescription

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 […]

Irresistible Resistance Training

~ 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 […]

Food is the Foundation for Heightened Health

~ 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 […]

Dousing the Fires of Inflammation

~ By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Everyone hates when a splinter pierces through a finger and the pain and swelling that follows. While this may be unpleasant, this is your body’s innate wisdom in action. When there is an irritation, injury or stress that could harm the body, your immune system dutifully responds by […]

Mobility Muscles of the Knees & Hips

Getting out of bed, walking, rising from a chair and climbing stairs all require strong leg and hip muscles. Many of us take our lower body strength for granted until these activities of daily living become increasingly more difficult. The great news is research shows that strength and mobility can be regained at any age! […]

Ankles are the Bosses of Mobility

~ By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ The minute our feet touch the ground, mobility and balance begins! Strong, flexible ankles can best sense and respond to our dynamic environment, keeping us upright and moving smoothly through our daily lives. Ankles and feet are often an ignored part of an exercise program. When was the […]

Staying Strong, Mobile and Independent

~ By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ We all take mobility for granted when we are younger. We don’t think twice about walking the dog, hiking the beautiful Rocky Mountains, running around with friends, grocery shopping or cooking and cleaning our homes. Somewhere around our 30s we start losing muscle and strength. This is called […]


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