Tracy Cochran 22 posts
Tracy is an ACE certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist residing in beautiful Naples, FL. When she's not helping clients make healthier, long-lasting lifestyle choices, she spends her time paddleboarding through Southwest Florida's beautiful mangroves and backwaters.

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Matcha Tea Energy: It’s Better Than Coffee!

Matcha Tea Energy

I don’t know about you, but I can’t get through my day without a little caffeine. I love my coffee, but there’s no denying it can leave me feeling a bit shaky and anxious if I overdo it. And energy drinks just aren’t worth the crash. When my friends started talking about how different matcha […]

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Can I Take Ashwagandha on an Empty Stomach?

Can I take ashwagandha on an empty stomach

Can you take ashwagandha on an empty stomach? What is ashwagandha and how does it work? In this guide, we’ll answer all of your questions about this ancient adaptogen, including the best way to take ashwagandha and who can benefit from it the most! What is ashwagandha? If you were to ask an herbalist if […]

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Milk Thistle and Endometriosis: How Can It Help?

Milk Thistle and Endometriosis_ How Can It Help_

As many as one in 10 women suffer from the symptoms of endometriosis. The condition affects the female reproductive system and can be quite painful. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for endometriosis, but there are some things you can do to relieve the symptoms. Continue reading to learn more about milk thistle and endometriosis, […]

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Coenzyme Q10 Benefits for Hair Growth, Skin & More

Coenzyme Q10 Benefits for Hair Growth, Skin & More

Coenzyme Q10, also called ubiquinol or CoQ10, is a popular supplement that many people take for heart and brain health and even reducing the risk of cancer. It’s also a go-to antioxidant for fighting free radicals that cause damage to our cells. All of those wellness benefits are fantastic, but it doesn’t end there. The […]

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The Best Vitamins and Multivitamins for Vegetarians

The Best Vitamins for Vegetarians

You may have decided to follow a plant-based diet because you’re passionate about the environment, animal welfare, or for health reasons. Whatever your reasoning, there’s an overwhelming amount of nutritional advice and opinions for vegetarians to sift through. It’s difficult to know what the best vitamins and multivitamins for vegetarians really are, what you need […]

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Vitamin B12 Gum for Energy, Metabolism, & More

Vitamin B12 gum

Are you curious about the vitamin B12 gum showing up by the checkout counter at your local stores? It’s available in vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free formulas and claims to offer the same benefits of B vitamin dietary supplements. But, how do you know if you need more B12 and does the gum really work? Read […]

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Hunger Pangs: Causes & Solutions

Hunger Pangs_ Causes & Solutions

We’ve all experienced hunger pangs at one time or another. Hunger pangs, often called hunger pains, are that empty, gnawing feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you’re hungry. They can be a real obstacle when you’re dieting for weight loss, not to mention the embarrassing growling in your tummy that often […]

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8 Tips to Help You Become an Early Riser

8 Tips to Help You Become an Early Riser

Is your snooze button your best friend? Would you do anything for just five more minutes of sleep in the morning? Are you a terror before you’ve had a cup of coffee? Ok, so you’re not an early riser. But what if want (or need to be)? It turns out that whether you’re naturally an […]

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The Benefits of Creatine for Women: Is it Right for You?

The Benefits of Creatine for Women

Creatine is a popular supplement among male bodybuilders because it helps to build muscle mass. Well, it turns out that the benefits of creatine for women are pretty significant, too! Science is just beginning to discover that creatine works much differently for women than men, and it’s ideal for women who want to build lean muscle […]

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Tips for Relieving Heartburn When Hungry & After You Eat

Heartburn_ Causes, Symptoms, + How to Get Relief

Although some people experience heartburn when hungry, most people feel the dreaded burning sensation after eating a large meal. Spicy foods and fried foods can trigger heartburn and have you reaching for the antacids right away. It’s also quite common for symptoms to strike while you’re sleeping. Unfortunately, heartburn can also become an issue during […]

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