Exercise and Immune Health

The relationship between exercise and immune function is not as straight forward as many believe. Certainly, most scholars have concluded that a history of regular exercise is associated with increased life expectancy and decreased disease duration when compared to outcomes experienced by a sedentary population. Therefore, it is probably safe to conclude that among the … Continued

Cioppino (Seafood Stew): What’s Kindra Cooking?

Looking for an easy, low-carb, protein rich, fat-fighting meal? Serve up a bowl of this simple cioppino — a delicious, Mediterranean fish stew, and a favorite of our trainer, Kindra. This version saves time in the kitchen and at the seafood counter by limiting itself to prawns and cod, but if you feel so inclined, … Continued

Curried Sweet Potatoes With Poached Eggs (What’s Kindra Cooking?)

It’s hump day! Among other things, that means the countdown to the weekend has officially begun. If brunch and college football are on the menu this weekend, allow us to endorse Kindra’s latest culinary creation… Curried Sweet Potatoes With Poached Eggs. Heck, even if your brunch plans don’t include college football (something we find unthinkable, … Continued

Mexican Meatloaf (What’s Kindra Cooking?)

Fall has arrived, and it with it, college football. According to an oft-running radio commercial, beef is what’s for Cougars. Our trainer Kindra, herself a two-time University of Washington grad and loyal Husky, is pretty sure that beef is what’s for dinner period, college affiliation notwithstanding.* That said, she is certain that her Cougar offspring Jeremy would welcome this … Continued

Consume with Caution: Gluten Free Junk Food Is Still Junk Food

Like many personal trainers, my career in fitness began as a receptionist for a big-box corporate gym. I was 19 at the time, a college student, and no, I’m not going to tell you what year that was. What I will say, however, is that the low fat era had just begun and while my … Continued

The Austin Burger (What’s Kindra Cooking?)

It’s summer, and that means “time to barbecue!” In this installment of “What’s Kindra Cooking?” we would like to introduce you to the Austin Burger — a beef patty so tasty, so summer worthy, so complete in itself that you can forget all about a bun. Named for Kindra’s body building boyfriend (Austin, go figure…), … Continued

Low Carb and Ketogenic Meal Dieting: Sample Daily Menus

Low carb and ketogenic diets are growing in popularity, due to both their incredible effectiveness and increasing support from the nutrition and scientific communities. Approaches to low carb and ketogenic dieting vary a great deal, depending on the goals and carbohydrate sensitivity of the individual dieter. All low carb and ketogenic diets, however, focus on … Continued

Indian Spiced Meatballs: What’s Kindra Cooking?

“What’s Kindra Cooking” is back with yet another variation on our trainer’s favorite snack food… meatballs. This recipe takes it’s inspiration from the flavors of the east, specifically, India. A double batch of these delicious morsels vanished quickly last night, with her bottomless pit, er, college-aged son, home for the summer from Wazzu. We hope … Continued