February 27, 2017

Forming Healthy Habits For A Lifetime

At On Target Living, we believe that living healthy should be a lifestyle that is fun, flavorful, and most importantly, sustainable.  Our message is centered on teaching people how to make simple upgrades to better health by taking one small step at a time.   Ultimately, these small steps form lifelong habits. Whatever it is you want to achieve, commit to taking small, incremental improvements rather than thinking you have to do everything at once […]
February 27, 2017

Should You Get A Flu Shot?

By: Kristen Johnson, Registered Dietitian at On Target Living Should you get a flu shot? Should you not get a flu shot? Perhaps this is the question that some of you may be struggling with now that cold and flu season is upon us.  At On Target Living, we have learned that there is no such thing as a bad question; but there is always such thing as a better question. Let’s dive in a […]
February 27, 2017

Why Testosterone Is Important

It seems like every time we turn on the TV, there is a commercial for "low-T" or low testosterone. Currently advertisers are marketing this message to males over 40. But this is also important for females as well. What is T or Testosterone? Testosterone is a steroid and healing hormone.  Testosterone is commonly referred to as our sex hormone and is essential for good health. It helps regulate energy, bone mass, muscle mass and sex […]
February 27, 2017

Ask Our Dietitian

Here our Registered Dietitian, Kristen Johnson answers some of our most popular questions.   Question Can I cook with flaxseeds? Answer When it comes to omega 3 fats—like fish oil, flax and chia seeds--heating will destroy their healthful benefits.  We recommend you consume them in their natural state and avoid heating.  You could add ground flaxseeds to salads, smoothies, oatmeal, a shot of pomegranate juice, raw snack bars, etc.  (We have some great recipes in […]
February 27, 2017

Ask Our Dietitian

Here Registered Dietitian, Kristen Johnson shares some simple ways for using food to heal the body.  Just ask our Dietitian! Question #1 I wanted to ask you a recommendation for my daughter. She suffers from migraines and was diagnosed this year with gall bladder stones. She has a iodine allergy and cannot eat any fish. What do you recommend for her to try to get the migraines under control? I think her gall bladder problems […]
February 20, 2017

A Day In The Life Of The Green City Farmer's Market

I love going to the Farmer’s market and purchasing as many ingredients as I can to make my meals. This helps me to truly understand where my food is coming from. The best part is that I know the foods I purchase are going to not only be nutritious but also super flavorful because I am getting them right from the source. Most of these farmer’s pick the tomatoes right off the vine or pull […]
February 16, 2017

This Holiday, Have Your Cookies And Eat Em' Too!

By: Kristen Johnson, On Target Living's Chief Nutrition Officer & Registered Dietitian The holidays are a time to be fully present and enjoy the special moments with family, friends, and the things you love-- even if that means those delicious sugar cookies. Instead of "saying no" to your favorite holiday treats, how about saying "heck yes!" The common mistake people make is that they start to sacrifice the things they love for better health. Over […]
 

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