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Paul Kriegler

What Are Macros and Calories?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 7, Episode 16   November 28, 2023

Macros and calories are often the focus for many individuals who are pursuing health-related goals, particularly those tied to body composition. Yet as straightforward as these essential elements of nutrition may seem, they are actually quite complicated and nuanced. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, helps us understand the differences between macros and calories and the roles they play in our health and well-being. He also offers insights for how to think about them when it comes to healthy eating.

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Can Ashwagandha Boost VO2 Max?

By Marco Dregni

This adaptogenic herb has been used for ages in Ayurvedic medicine to aid health and immunity. Now, exercise scientists believe it may also enhance aerobic performance.

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How Much Protein Do I Need as I Age?

By Craig Cox

Learn how protein-rich foods can help seniors combat muscle loss and other health issues.

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The Downsides of the Sweet Stuff: All About Sugar and Sugar Alternatives

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 7, Episode 12   October 31, 2023

Sugar is everywhere, and — as with so many things — too much of it is detrimental to our health and well-being. While this is common knowledge for many, most of us are still consuming well more than is recommended, and the topic has gotten even more confusing in recent years with the proliferation of artificial and natural sweeteners. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, explains the body-wide health effects of sugar, the pros and cons of the various types of sweet sources, and how we can be more mindful about sugar’s place in our diets.

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Ask the Dietitians: Your Nutrition Questions, Answered

With Anika Christ, RD & Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 7, Episode 9   October 17, 2023

Is there an ideal diet? Do I need to be taking supplements? What should I eat before and after exercising? Life Time dietitians Anika Christ, RD, and Samantha McKinney, RD, join us to answer the most common nutrition questions they hear from members — including these and more

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Why Collagen?

With Anika Christ, RD
Season 7, Episode 7   October 3, 2023

Collagen is something of a buzzword in the nutrition world of late, yet this nutrient has always been important to our overall health. As our eating patterns have steered toward processed and convenience foods over the past 60 years, our dietary needs for collagen have increased — hence the growing interest in collagen supplementation. Anika Christ, RD, explains what collagen is, its role in our body, and its advantages for health. She also offers guidance around supplementation and supporting your body’s natural production of this nutrient.

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3 Meal-Prep Styles to Suit Every Personality

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

Life Time dietitians share three approaches to meal planning that can set you up to eat healthily most of the time.

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What Is Vitamin P?

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

How taking real pleasure in food supports your health.

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13 Packable Lunches for the Entire Family

By Callie Fredrickson

Peruse this list of lunch ideas for back-to-school or workdays.

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What Are the Health Benefits of Black Currants, Goji Berries, Serviceberries, Golden Berries and Mulberries?

By Catherine Guthrie

Explore how these remarkable berries offer a variety of health-enhancing benefits.

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Are There Heavy Metals in Dark Chocolate?

By Michael Dregni

Yes, but there are steps you can take to mitigate your exposure to these toxins.

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How to Forage for Wild Berries

By Catherine Guthrie

Start foraging your own blackberries, raspberries, and more with advice from Julia Skinner, PhD.


What Are the Health Benefits of Cranberries?

By Catherine Guthrie

Explore how these remarkable berries contribute to infection prevention.


What Are the Health Benefits of Blueberries?

By Catherine Guthrie

Explore how these remarkable berries provide potent anti-inflammatory relief and improve blood-vessel function.

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4 Life Time Dietitians’ Favorite LifeCafe Summer Eats

By Emily Ewen

Nutrition experts share their go-to orders at the LifeCafe.

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Eat a Rainbow of Plants

By Experience Life Staff

Take advantage of the summer harvest and challenge yourself with this month’s One Healthy Habit to eat more colorful plant-based foods each day.

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11 Berries to Eat and Their Health Benefits

By Catherine Guthrie

These nutrient-dense fruits are good for so much more than breakfast and snacks. Enjoy them as often as you like.

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4 Aphrodisiac Foods to Increase Your Libido

By Mo Perry

An integrative dietitian recommends four favorite foods to increase sex drive.

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4 Herbs to Boost Your Sex Drive

By Mo Perry

An Ayurvedic practitioner offers her go-to herbs for libido support.

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Can Reducing Calories Really Help You Live Longer?

By Helen Martineau

You’ve probably seen headlines that restricting calories can extend your lifespan. The reality might be a little more complicated.

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How to Use Nutrition to Improve Your Libido

By Mo Perry

Interest in sex may wane for many reasons, including aging. Here’s a list of key nutrients and herbs to support a strong, healthy sex drive.

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