5 Foods I’ve Changed My Mind On Based Upon Nutrient IQ

This month, I’ve been reading a book called Eat For Life by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. This book covers his nutrient-rich program for longevity, disease reversal and sustained weight loss that revolves around a whole foods plant-based diet. While reading this book, I came across a fascinating chart that Dr. Fuhrman had developed. This chart listed over 150 different foods and assigned them a Nutrient IQ score. What is a Nutrient IQ score? Apparently, it’s a score that resembles the amount of nutrients within a food based upon serving size. For example, a nutrient-dense food like a 1/4 cup of Red Pepper receives a score of 60 while a nutrient-lacking food like 2oz of Cheese receives a 2. This scoring system piqued my interest as it’s meant to help track the quality of one’s diet. And since I’m continually looking to improve my nutrition, I took this opportunity… Read More

Thriving Through A Pandemic and Recession UPDATE

Two months ago, I wrote a post describing how I planned to Thrive Through A Pandemic and Recession. Despite all the uncertainty and fear that came with the coronavirus spreading throughout the world, and the anxiety that came with the economy shutting down throughout the United States, I felt it was possible to look at this situation as an opportunity for growth. As hard as that may seem in such a difficult time, I’ve done my best to embody that mindset over the past couple months. During that time, I’ve been able to progress in a number of areas but struggled with one in particular. In this post, I’ll detail how I’ve spent my time during the pandemic in an effort to grow and thrive. In the fitness space, the first thing I focused on during the pandemic was to create a full-body fitness program which doesn’t require weights, resistance bands or equipment since gyms… Read More

3 Free Games to Play on Zoom

My 3-Step Guide to Cognitive Health was recently posted on my website. This guide details the 3 most important actions you can take to develop and maintain a fit, sharp and accurate brain. Two of the steps within that guide include staying in contact with your social network and challenging your brain with difficult tasks. With a quarantine in effect because of the current pandemic, my family and I have scheduled weekly family game nights to both stay connected and challenge our brains. It’s been a blast having my mom, dad, two sisters, brother and girlfriend all competing against each other online at once. So fun, I thought I’d share the three games we’ve recently played to stay cognitively fit. I don’t know the official name of this game, but we called it Lies. First, we split up into three teams of two to start. Two teams would play against each other… Read More