Information, tips, and recipes to help make fueling your busy, active life easier.

Kathy Brown, MS, RDN, CPT

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Why Diets Don’t Work

Especially as an active woman over 40… Allow me to clarify what I mean when I say diets don’t work.  Of course, the term diet can be used in the

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Constipation, Bloating, and Perimenopause

The Latin word “peri” translates to around, about, beyond. So, quite literally, perimenopause is the phase of life around menopause. Perimenopause is marked by changes in reproductive hormones as your

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What’s the Best Decaf Energy Gel?

This post is what you get when you put a running coach/physician assistant and a dietitian in a gastroenterology office together and let them talk all things endurance fueling. A

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Sweet & Tangy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

As we’re barreling toward Thanksgiving, if you’re anything like me your thoughts are dominated by what you’re going to make for your annual feast. Maybe you’re not in charge of

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Should Women Take Creatine?

“We want to pump…you up!”.  Remember Hanz and Franz from Saturday Night Live in the ‘90s?  Maybe I’m dating myself a little…if you’re not familiar I encourage you to look

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Spicy Tofu Sausage Crumbles

If flavorless and mushy are the first words that come to mind when you think of tofu, I was right there with you not long ago. I promise, though, that

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Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

Did you know that magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in your body?  And yet we don’t really hear that much about it from our healthcare providers. Magnesium

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How to Increase Metabolism After 40

It’s almost like there’s a switch that gets flipped on your 40th birthday.  Even if you’ve never struggled with weight in your life, you suddenly start to get a little

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