I recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Master’s Student from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I received my undergraduate degree in Physiology and minoring in Chemistry from the University of Arizona (Bear Down)! I have always been passionate about health and believe that most people look for health in the wrong places, like vitamin stores and corporate gyms. Instead, I see a solution in our health problem: eating whole, nutrient dense foods, getting adequate sleep, practicing functional movements/exercise, and having a positive outlook on life.
I focus much of attention on science-based knowledge—providing the reader with a ‘new’ insight into health with suppored scientific data. Sometimes, however, personal experience prevails but for the most part science will (or will not) provide the answer.
M.S., Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2010-2012
B.S., Physiology, Chemistry. The University of Arizona. 2004-2008.
I am also a Crossfit coach at CrossFit Lincoln in Nebraska. I love educating people on how they can improve their performance, body composition and mobility. I have also developed a love for the Paleo Diet—“modern Paleo” if you will. Modern Paleo has opened my world to the understanding that diet is the underlining cause to most Western diseases (cancer, hypertension, diabetes) we see today. It’s how one manipulates their diet to favor health not disease.
My interests in nutrition include: gut microflora and the immune system, oxidative stress, and pre-/post-exercise Paleo nutrition.
For me, living a healthy lifestyle is about always wanting to learn more. I surround myself with good friends and family. I attribute a lot of my well-being to constantly finding new sports, or activities. I enjoy running, cycling, skiing, Crossfit, and mountain biking.
(I am in blue)