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Aspen Employees Continuing Education

Last week the employees of Aspen Clinic were surprised with a visit from Mr. Randy, the mastermind behind each of our supplements. Mr. Randy has been formulating our supplements since 2011. We were incredibly lucky to meet him and get the opportunity to incorporate his expertise into our program.  His clients consist of professional athletes […]

Beat the Sweets With Fat/Sugar Enzymes

It’s that time of year again! Chocolate bunnies, marshmallow-shaped ducks, and chocolate eggs filled with peanut butter surround us. No matter where you go, the temptation is REAL! We already know what you’re going to say; we’ve told you to eat plenty of eggs for breakfast, but that’s not the kind that we meant! Don’t give […]

Natural vs Synthetic Supplements & Why It Matters

Do you know the real reason you eat? It’s not because you’re hungry or because you’re having a craving for a burger or chocolate. We eat for two main reasons: nutrients and energy. However, many of the foods we eat don’t provide us with either. We have become so inclined to buy the cheapest foods […]

Coconut Oil: What the Hype is All About

At the Aspen Clinic, we try to stay up to date on the latest trends in health and nutrition that way we can keep our patients informed as well.  But honestly, if you grocery shop, look up healthy recipes, or if you ever look at Pinterest you’ve probably noticed that EVERYONE is talking about coconut […]

Guide to Fall Foods

It’s hard to say goodbye to the fresh flavors of summer, but autumn ushers in a wealth of healthy and tasty seasonal foods as well.  Here is a look at what’s in season as well as a breakdown of nutritional benefits and tasty ways to prepare fall’s produce.   Sources: http://www.healthcentral.com/diet-exercise/c/458275/163067/guide-infographic/    

How Low Carb is It Really?

When attempting a lower carb lifestyle, many people think that involves just cutting out the bread and pastas; but a true low carb lifestyle involves being conscious of which foods weigh less on the carb scale than others, and that includes the seemingly healthy fruits and vegetables. Here is a guide to make sure you’re […]

Fruit: Not Good for Weight Loss?

If you’re like most people, you probably think that fruit is healthy, and even may boost your weight loss. What you don’t know is that fruit could be the culprit behind your weight gain, or struggle to lose those last 10 lbs. Unfortunately, fruit and its sugar, fructose, are not as healthy as advertisements claim […]

Egg Yolks: Why They’re Egg-cellent

Remember in the movie Runaway Bride when Julia Roberts’ character could never decide how she liked her eggs? We say, don’t worry about it Ms. Roberts, with so many health benefits associated with the consumption of eggs, you should eat ’em however you can get ’em! On the most superficial level, eggs are an excellent […]

Fat is Your Friend

When we say fat is your friend, we mean dietary fat (not body fat) of course! Since the low-fat diet fad stated around the 1980s, fat has got a bad rap. However, in recent years, research has proven that the science behind the “low-fat” craze is not only incorrect nutritionally, but also not the best […]

Low Carb: Why It Works

The popular story of how low-carb diets work goes something like this: Reducing your carbohydrate intake lowers your insulin levels. Since insulin keeps fat locked into adipose tissue, lowering insulin can increase the amount of fat released to be burned for energy. For the portion of the overweight/obese population with insulin resistance and chronically-elevated insulin […]