Entries by Banister Nutrition

Safe Physical Activity in the Heat

The summer can be a wonderful time to enjoy outdoor activities – swimming in particular is a favorite to stay cool! But with the increased heat and sun exposure, how can we safely enjoy other activities like walking, running, riding a bike or playing an outdoor sport?   Getting outside before 10 am or waiting […]

Build a Strong Offense in Your Kitchen

We’ve heard in sports and military combat that the best defense is a strong offense. This strategy can also apply to our health when it comes to being proactive in preventing acute inflammation and disease. Nutrition plays a vital role in building a strong immune system to fight off foreign invaders. We want our immune […]

Coping Skill Toolbox

How do you respond to stressful events or situations?    Would you use the same tools when repairing a sink as you would to paint an old piece of furniture? No way! What might be useful for one project might not be useful for another. This is also true for stressful situations. It’s helpful to […]

Pre and Probiotics: The Dynamic Duo

We’ve all heard the phrase “follow your gut.” But what if your gut is giving you confusing signals? For those with frequent constipation, diarrhea, nausea, gas, bloating and other uncomfortable stomach issues, this can be the case. One way to understand what your body is trying to tell you is to take a quick inventory […]

Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Fajitas

The warmer temps outside make us want to gather with family and friends to enjoy the nice weather. If you’re in need of some new one-pan-grill meals, we’re here to help! Here’s how to make chicken fajitas in a cast iron skillet on the grill: 1. Marinate and season chicken breasts, cover, and refrigerate while […]

Cast Iron Skillet Benefits

Do you know the benefits of cooking in cast iron? Cast iron cookware becomes non-stick when it is well seasoned. This allows you to use less oil when cooking. Cast iron lasts longer and is more durable than traditional stainless-steel pots and pans. Cast iron cookware provides additional iron to the diet. Cast iron retains […]

How to Build a Strong Defense Against Disease

We are pandemic-weary as we enter our third year with COVID-19.  We have more questions than absolute answers. We want this pandemic to go away so we can resume “life as usual,” but we know “life as usual” will likely never return.  One beneficial outcome of the pandemic, however, is that we are taking greater […]

The Satter Hierarchy of Food Needs

Do you ever feel caught up and confused by the mixed messages out there about nutrition? There’s an endless supply of opinions about food with a quick google search. But how much of this information is actually helpful? Because of the abundance of varied nutrition information, it can be easy for us to fall into […]