Recent Posts by Timothy Frie, M.S.

    Beyond Nutrition and Fitness: Other Factors that Affect Our Health

    For most people, the first two things that come to mind when thinking about how to improve their health are eating better and improving fitness levels. 

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    How Dietary Factors Influence Disease Risk: How to Integrate Knowledge and Practice

    Hippocrates, the ancient Greek philosopher and father of medicine, famously said, “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.”

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    A Guide to Food and Nutrition Security in the US for Health and Wellness Professionals 

    Every year, over 10 million people die of hunger and diseases related to hunger worldwide. 

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    How Childhood Adversity Affects Our Bodies & Why It’s Important for Health & Wellness Professionals

    Most people experience stress regularly. Stress, when managed adequately, can help people feel motivated, achieve goals, and adapt to changing conditions. However, in contrast to moderate, short-term stress that most people experience regularly, some people are subject to a type of stress called toxic stress, which can result from traumatic events in childhood.

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    An Introduction to Chronic Diseases in the US for Health and Wellness Professionals

    Six in ten people in the United States have a chronic disease. 

    Four in ten people have two or more chronic diseases. 

    Chronic diseases have the potential to affect all dimensions of a person’s health and wellness. 

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    The Fundamentals of Plant-Based Cooking Oils for Nutrition and Wellness Professionals 

    Edible oil has been the subject of debate by nutrition, gastronomic, and food scientists alike. 

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    12 Black American Health and Wellness Pioneers

    February is Black History Month in the US, a month dedicated to paying tribute to Black American history. It is also a month dedicated to raising awareness about the deeply inequitable treatment that Black communities have endured in the US, as well as the incredible contributions Black individuals and communities have made to the wellbeing of all people, despite the disadvantages that exist to this day. 

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    How to Understand The Nutrition Facts Label

    Many health and nutrition coaches have strong opinions about the nutrition facts label on foods; some coaches find them to be great tools for consumers, while others feel that they are confusing for the general population. 

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    Top 10 Most Useful Articles for Health & Wellness Professionals

    Over the course of 2020, AFPA published over 100 original articles; 10 downloadable e-books and guides; and shared hundreds of summaries of cutting-edge health, nutrition, and fitness research publications through our newsletter and blog. 

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    The Role of Amino Acids in Promoting Health 

    While plenty of research has been carried out on the importance of an adequate role of complete proteins, over the past several decades researchers have had a growing interest in the specific roles of protein building blocks, called amino acids, in overall health, metabolism, body composition, and sports performance.

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