Claire's Corner

White Trash Carbohydrates

Posted: April 9, 2018
By: Claire Bacon, CNC
White Trash Carbohydrates are just what they sound like: cheap, common foods that stupidly rob your body of nutrients because they are void of nutrition - and don't get any better just because of a pretty label! They might come with an awesome green logo or some promise...

When Counting Sheep isn't Enough - Part 2

Posted: April 9, 2018
By: Claire Bacon, CNC
Getting Restful Sleep - Part 2 Getting restful sleep - all night long, with peaceful dreams and waking up with energy in the morning - can be a lot easier said than done. Certainly, all of us have felt the effects of too much stress, and what it can do to our sleep...

When Counting Sheep isn't Enough - Part 1

Posted: April 9, 2018
By: Claire Bacon, CNC
When Counting Sheep Isn't Enough - Part 1 of 2 Your sleep is so important! Do you know that with chronic lack of sleep (less than 6 hours), the risks for ALL causes of mortality are increased? Do you know that lack of sleep can impair your metabolism, make you 30%...

Coffee... Healthy or Not?

Posted: April 9, 2018
By: Claire Bacon, CNC
Coffee... Healthy or Not? It all depends... The way I'll answer this for you is the way I answer most questions in our nutritional consultations: it depends on the individual. Whether a food is healthy for us or not has to be taken into context of questions like: what...

Staying Well through the Winter

Posted: April 9, 2018
By: Claire Bacon, CNC
Greetings, everyone! We have made it to December, and you know what that means: colder days, less outdoor exercise and much more holiday stress! For most people, this also means more parties, more eating out and more sugary treats. Have you ever wondered, is it a just...

Clear Skin from Within

Posted: April 9, 2018
By: Claire Bacon, CNC
The Skin is the Window to the Gut Have you heard this saying before? The skin is the window to the gut. Yes, the skin is your body's largest organ, and if you are dealing with any chronic sign of distress (redness, swelling, itchiness, scaly patches or acne) it could...

Fueling for Performance

Posted: April 9, 2018
By: Claire Bacon, CNC
Fueling for Performance As I am writing this, I myself am recovering from a full-on weekend warrior event: the Reebok Ragnar Tennessee Relay. For a duration of 28 hours, eleven of my friends and I consecutively passed our Ragnar wrist strap 200 miles from Chattanooga...

Superfoods for Children

Posted: November 17, 2017
By: Claire Bacon, CNC
The following foods are considered to be "superfoods" for children over one year old. Unfortunately, these foods are often lacking in our Standard American Diet. Parents should try to consume these foods on a regular basis and encourage children to try them to support...

Understanding Your Unique PMS

Posted: November 17, 2017
By: Claire Bacon, CNC
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) affects millions of girls and women, sometimes from the onset of menstruation, and sometimes only appearing later in life. The symptoms women experience can vary greatly from one person to another, and even from one month to another. It can be...

Fake Foods that are Better Left at the Store

Posted: November 17, 2017
By: Claire Bacon, CNC
"Oh no! Another online blog telling me what to eat and what not to eat!" It's true, it seems that everyone these days has an opinion on what foods are healthy and what are not. It is super confusing to most, to the point that many people just get overwhelmed not knowing...