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Top Nutrients that Help Reduce Inflammation

Top Nutrients that Help Reduce Inflammation

You may be familiar with the anti-inflammatory diet, where the foods we consume play a role in reducing chronic inflammation in our bodies, but may be curious about which foods and nutrients, in particular, can help fight inflammation.

Energy-Boosting Breakfasts: How to Build a Balanced Breakfast

Energy-Boosting Breakfasts: How to Build a Balanced Breakfast

You may have heard that breakfast is the “most important meal of the day;” this clever marketing campaign has stuck with us for decades! As a Registered Dietitian, I don’t prioritize any one meal over the other; rather, the goal is consistency in our eating patterns. 

Are Your Supplements Third Party Tested? Our Mend Supplements Are


Are Your Supplements Third Party Tested? Our Mend Supplements Are


With promises of improved vitality, enhanced well-being, and better overall health, it's no wonder that many individuals turn to supplements to meet their nutritional needs. However, there's an important question that consumers should ask themselves.

Exploring the Hidden Connection: How Blood Sugar Impacts Weight Gain

Exploring the Hidden Connection: How Blood Sugar Impacts Weight Gain

Weight gain is a complex matter influenced by various factors, one of which is blood sugar levels. While many individuals associate weight gain with excessive calorie consumption and sedentary lifestyles, the impact of blood sugar on weight cannot be overlooked. 

Discover the Right Diet for Managing Lupus: Learn Which Foods to Embrace and Avoid

Discover the Right Diet for Managing Lupus: Learn Which Foods to Embrace and Avoid

Navigating a Lupus-friendly diet? Explore our guide to making informed dietary choices for better symptom management. Find out which foods to include and which ones to steer clear of.

Working with a Registered Dietitian Pre and Post Surgery

Working with a Registered Dietitian Pre and Post Surgery

Going for orthopedic surgery can feel stressful and overwhelming, but there are many things you can do to prepare for your procedure and support an easier recovery. Nutrition plays a tremendous role in the healing and recovery process, and working with a Registered Dietitian, or RD, can help to make nutrition feel easy, enjoyable, and attainable. Here, we will discuss what it's like working with an RD before and after your surgery. 

The Vital Connection Between Blood Sugar and Energy/Fatigue

The Vital Connection Between Blood Sugar and Energy/Fatigue

Have you ever experienced a mid-afternoon slump or sudden fatigue after a meal? You might not realize it, but the level of sugar in your blood, commonly known as blood sugar or blood glucose, plays a significant role in your energy levels and overall vitality.

Probotics vs Prebiotics

Probotics vs Prebiotics

Prebiotics…probiotics…most of us know these things are all good for us, but it can easily get confusing! Probiotics have been around for a while now – in terms of commercial availability, thanks to the probiotic yogurt drinks and shots we see on grocery store shelves.

Muscle Science: How to Work with Your Body to Repair Muscles

Muscle Science: How to Work with Your Body to Repair Muscles

Skeletal muscle is one of the most commonly injured tissues of both athletes and non-athletes alike. [1] Although it can be debilitating and limit our daily activities, there is much that we can do to help our bodies recover from these injuries. 

Glutamine— Essential to Your Recovery

Glutamine— Essential to Your Recovery

Glutamine (GLN) is one of twenty amino acids the human body uses for a variety of purposes. Unlike most amino acids, and other nutrients, glutamine’s importance in our diet fluctuates. Likewise, our nutritional goals should reflect this fluctuating need. Which is why glutamine has become a popular dietary supplement, so it can be added to a healthy diet when our bodies require more of it.

Protein and Arthritis

Protein and Arthritis

More studies are needed to understand how protein impacts joint health, and whether supplementation with specific types of amino acids can lead to improvements in arthritis symptoms. However, those with arthritis should focus on getting enough protein from a variety of sources.

Muscle Atrophy and How to Prevent It

Muscle Atrophy and How to Prevent It

Muscle atrophy can occur for various reasons, but it always has the same result—a smaller, weaker muscle. In fact, each muscle cell will shrink individually making for a collectively weaker muscle.