Entries by Hillary Ervin

Greens Powders – What You Need To Know

Are you curious if green powders are worth your time and money? Green powders are supplements that have taken the media by storm. Everywhere you look, there seems to be a new brand popping up. But is the hype around them warranted? While green powders are high in nutrients, they’re probably not the answer to […]

Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Everything You Need to Know

Are you missing out on the powerful benefits of omega-3 fatty acids? As registered dietitians, clients often come to us asking questions about certain nutrients and where to get them.  Omega-3 is so important in your diet because it aids in reducing inflammation, enhances recovery, and supports heart health, brain function, and overall health.  Many […]

Collagen Supplements: How Do They Work and Do You Need It?

Are collagen supplements right for you? As a registered dietitian, clients often come to me asking what supplements they should take. With all the supplements on the market, it can take time to determine what will benefit you and whether research supports them. Collagen has been a trending supplement for years for its potential to […]

How Much Protein Do You Actually Need?

As a dietitian, when working with clients, one of the most common areas of improvement that we work on is increasing protein intake. Why? The functions of protein are often misunderstood and protein often tends to be the least exciting macronutrient to a meal or snack.  Many clients express concerns that protein will make them […]

Pre-Op Nutrition Strategies

PRE-OP NUTRITION STRATEGIES   WHO IS IT FOR? All ages & genders All major or minor surgeries Outpatient or inpatient surgeries BENEFITS → Supports the healing process → Reduces the risk of common complications → Reduces the rate of muscle atrophy/breakdown → Low-cost / high-reward strategy to implement → Realistic for individuals to apply QUESTIONS […]

The Impact of Sleep

Each day many of us juggle work, training, and the demands of day-to-day life.  It may feel like there are simply not enough hours in the day to get everything done. So in an attempt to add more hours to the day, it is not uncommon to take time away from the hours spent sleeping. […]