What is a Microbiome: The Garden Within Our Bodies

For every cell in our bodies, there are about 10 “non-human” cells. These are microbial residents of our gut, skin, eyes, and nasal passages and are referred to as the “microbiome” and research of its role in human health has revealed enough surprising discoveries that the National Institute of Health has launched an International Human Microbiome Project. The … Continue reading What is a Microbiome: The Garden Within Our Bodies

Something Special from Your Garden: Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe

By Rita Larsen, RDN; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor Many of us enjoy being able to put small plantings of our favorite herbs in and around our gardens this time of year. I especially enjoy going to the garden shop and picking out the herbs I will be using later in the summer in … Continue reading Something Special from Your Garden: Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe

Wilted Cucumber & Tomato Relish Recipe

This relish or simple side comes to us from an Elite Sports Club – North Shore member and grandmother, who enjoys making this for her family with fresh vegetables right out of the garden. In my opinion, it is far tastier than just a regular platter of cucumber and tomatoes. And at this time of … Continue reading Wilted Cucumber & Tomato Relish Recipe

5 Ways to Incorporate Family Exercise Into Your Week

Often times it’s difficult enough finding time to squeeze in a workout for yourself. Finding time for family exercise can be a downright chore. How do you get everyone together at the same time for a workout?! One trick is to rethink your idea of exercise. A workout doesn’t necessarily have to be lifting weights, … Continue reading 5 Ways to Incorporate Family Exercise Into Your Week