Give a better gift to your friends and neighbors!

Tis the season to give odd candies melted on top of cookies...

Holidays are a tough time when you are trying to either change your eating habits or maintain your healthy lifestyle. We are inundated with tasty treats everywhere we go and they infiltrate our homes by the dozens. You can make a difference. You can help spread good health as well as your love by gifting better treats! 

Better edible gift ideas to spread holiday cheer include:

Or better yet- Why not give an experience instead of treats!

Spending quality time together can be the best present. Have your friends over for a board game night, go snowshoeing together, look for constellations, investigate something new you’d like to try - and try it together.

More experiential gift ideas include:

Rethinking the norm of cookies, candy and overly-sweet, processed holiday treats takes a shift in mind set and habits. Never fear! You are on the right track and hopefully, you have found some ideas that inspire you to give a better gift (or, ENJOY a better treat yourself!)

Have an idea we didn't cover? Tell us what you give instead of icky-sweet powder sugared and brightly colored royal frosting covered treats!

Easiest, Most Delicious Homemade Mayo EVER!

Homemade Mayo is easier than you can imagine with this foolproof technique (you must own a stick/immersion blender):

1 egg yolk (room temp!)
1/4- 1/2 tsp of salt (depending on your taste) 
Juice from half a lemon
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
2/3- 3/4 cup avocado oil (or any other good oil, avocado is my favorite tasting) 

Find a container that fits the head of your immersion blender snugly (this is important, if it's too wide around the head of the blender it won't work, you want no more than 1/8 inch room). Put the egg yolk, lemon juice, salt, and dijon in the bottom, in that order, then pour the oil on top. Let it settle, just for a couple seconds so the egg is at the bottom. Slowly put the blender down into the mixture, so it is suctioned at the bottom. Pulse it a few times, then hold the button about halfway down for 10 full seconds. You'll see the mayo forming at the bottom. At this point you can either start rocking the blender side to side, or slowly moving it up and down incorporating the rest of the oil.

Nutrition Lecture w/ Dr. Mark James, NMD

What are the markers of a healthy diet? How do you know if you're nutrition is on the right track?

With so many differing opinions and research that points in all directions, proper nutrition can be a confusing and frustrating endeavor.

Join us at Paragon Athletics May 3rd at 2PM for a lecture by Dr. Mark James, NMD about what an optimal human diet should look and feel like. More importantly, he is going to explain how you can pinpoint the nutrition your body needs based on results from an optional blood panel test. If you choose to have the blood panel done, we can help you read and interpret your results to find how your current diet can be improved.

             Dr. Mark James, NMD

             Dr. Mark James, NMD

Following the lecture, we will be offering a 4 week nutrition program to help you achieve your dietary goals. Learn more about the program in our events section.