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5 Exciting Careers in Nutrition That Pay Well

By Amy Occhipinti | Sep 13, 2017 10:00 AM

When it comes to exciting careers, health and wellness is a fast-growing, future-proofed profession that offers a way to change people’s lives—both clients’ and your own.

A major part of that momentum is nutrition, especially as people become more interested in improving their health. With seemingly conflicting nutrition news and research, there’s a strong need for professionals who can translate complex information and deliver it in a way that’s meaningful. Best of all, choosing a career in nutrition gives you flexibility when it comes to tailoring your career, because the field has a breadth of opportunity. Here’s a handful of top choices:

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Top Ten Best and Worst Foods for MS Multiple Sclerosis

By Amy Occhipinti | Mar 21, 2017 8:00 AM

As defined by The National MS Society Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The exact antigen — or target that the immune cells are sensitized to attack — remains unknown, which is why MS is considered by many experts to be "immune-mediated" rather than "autoimmune."

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The Top 7 Holistic Nutrition Blogs

By Amy Occhipinti | Dec 14, 2016 7:54 AM

Those who follow nutritional shifts and research know that it can be challenging to translate the kind of complex information and advice that abounds today. Fortunately, we’re able to get expert opinions on what the latest developments might mean, particularly in holistic nutrition, which is one of the hottest areas of interest in the field. Here are seven blogs worth checking out:

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A Day in the Life of a Holistic Nutritionist

By Amy Occhipinti | Dec 7, 2016 8:00 AM

Ever wonder what the day-to-day looks like for a holistic nutritionist? You may have a passion for clean eating, cooking healthy recipes, dialing in your diet to improve your health, and helping other people. But is a holistic nutritionist certification right for you?

It’s not always going to be a regular 9 to 5, but it is a great way to make a living and make a difference. Take a look at the typical day for a holistic nutritionist, and imagine yourself stepping into the role.

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Simple and Complex Carbs: Understanding the Difference

By Amy Occhipinti | Jan 13, 2016 11:50 AM

These days, there are all kinds of diets that focus on cutting down on carbohydrate intake in order to lose weight and shed fat. Perhaps the most extreme of these is the ketogenic diet (similar to Atkins), which sets a strict limit of around 20-25 carbs per day. Unfortunately, what many people who avoid carbs like the plague don't realize is that not all carbs are evil. In fact, there are "good" carbs and there are "bad" carbs. What your clients need to understand is that they need to work on cutting back on the bad carbs and replacing them with the good ones.

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5 Ways Instructors Can Help Newbies Get Into Yoga

By Amy Occhipinti | Jan 6, 2016 2:04 PM

Yoga has continued to increase in popularity over the last few years in the fitness community, and it shows no signs of dying down as a fitness trend anytime soon. If you're a yoga instructor or working to become one, there's a good chance you'll teach some type of beginner yoga class at some point in your career. These classes can be very rewarding to teach, but they also come with their own unique sets of challenges, as many beginning students will get easily discouraged. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take as a yoga instructor to help your newbies succeed on the mat.

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The Top 15 Health & Fitness Articles on the Web for December 2015

By Amy Occhipinti | Dec 29, 2015 8:37 AM

Since it's that time of year when it's tempting to spend more free time at holiday parties than at the gym, it's not surprising to find that a lot of December health and fitness articles center focus on resolutions for the new year. Some also offer great tips on how to make it through the holidays without backsliding too much! Enjoy these articles to review the basics and learn more about trends to expect in the future.

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Fitness Enthusiast

By Amy Occhipinti | Dec 9, 2015 10:45 AM

The holidays are here, and for those of us with avid fitness friends and loved ones, so is the challenge of coming up with a fitness-related gift idea that's unique and useful. Fortunately, we've gone ahead and saved you some time by researching and summarizing some of the top gifts for fitness enthusiasts. Whether you're looking to buy for a yogie, a body-builder, or anybody in between, we've got you covered.

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The Top 15 Health & Fitness Articles On The Web for November 2015

By Amy Occhipinti | Dec 1, 2015 12:17 PM

Especially this time of year, both you and your clients start looking for extra ways to stay healthy and fit. Luckily, with you at their side, they don’t have to worry about staying knowledgeable on topics such as diet, fitness and motivation. Here are 15 articles to absorb and pass on to your clients, family & friends, so they can become the better versions of themselves.

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Three Resources Every Aspiring Yoga Instructor Needs Now

By Amy Occhipinti | Nov 20, 2015 1:34 PM

Anyone who is a yoga instructor - or is an aspiring yoga instructor - knows that they have a dream job. The only problem with being a yoga instructor used to be a lack of resources and info on the Internet. However, the field is growing by leaps and bounds - and this means more resources. In fact, there are now so many resources for yoga instructors that you can pick and choose only the very best. Read on to find out the best online resources for both beginning and established yoga instructors!

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